There was a point in my life when I thought cookbooks were pointless. Everything I needed was available for free on the internet, right? Well, let’s just say, sometimes you get what you pay for. It’s not that all recipes on the internet are crap. I put my recipes on the internet for free andContinue reading “Cookbook Recommendations, Part One”
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I turned 40 today.
The exact moment – while I was writing this. I was dreading 40 for a while. But when the clock hit midnight and it was 2020, I didn’t really care anymore. My 30s were good but some health issues kept them from being great – some new treatments are making me hopeful for my 40s. Continue reading “I turned 40 today.”
Strawberry Clementine Shortcakes with Vanilla Custard
Strawberries have a special place in my heart. My grandparents always had a patch when I was a kid and some of my favorite summer memories are picking and eating my way through the patch, shooing away the box turtles that would come to eat, too, and helping to make strawberry jam. Most importantly, sinceContinue reading “Strawberry Clementine Shortcakes with Vanilla Custard”
In Defense of Being a Regular
I wrote this piece a few months before the COVID-19 pandemic but am publishing it now. Now more than ever we are being reminded how important our favorite places and food service providers are to us. Support your favorite businesses and workers during and after this pandemic in any way you can. Oftentimes as aContinue reading “In Defense of Being a Regular”
Caramelized Onion and Cream Cheese Toast with Runny Eggs
Toast seems to be having a moment, and I am here for it. It’s about time it got some appreciation, really. A typical food day for me is metaphorically sandwiched between two pieces of toast – a buttered slice with runny eggs for breakfast and a piece (or two) with homemade jam and butter forContinue reading “Caramelized Onion and Cream Cheese Toast with Runny Eggs”
Why Gooseberries and Beans?
My food journey is a little bit nostalgia and a little bit adventure. It’s a little bit of the things I took for granted and a little bit of finally being courageous to try something new. Gooseberries and beans are both of these things for me. On my grandparents’ farm as a kid, summers wereContinue reading “Why Gooseberries and Beans?”