• thankful squash | reading my tea leaves


    Delicata squash with rosemary and thyme. Waiting for olive oil, a roasting pan, and a hot oven.In case a bit of quiet-seeking finds you on the internet today, a word of gratitude for finding…

    November 26, 2015
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    gifts for the host from mouth.

     This post is sponsored by Mouth, a company that’s committed to helping folks find the best indie food products on the market.We’re still firmly in the pack-a-bag, search-for-tickets, and try-not-to-get-underfoot-in-the-kitchen part of our lives when…

    November 19, 2015
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    make your own: chocolate hazelnut spread.

    Nutella. Gianduja. Chocolate hazelnut spread. Delicious? Whatever you wanna call it, here it is.Some of you might have noticed my satisfying a recent craving for that childhood treat—or, depending on the continent and exposure…

    November 11, 2015
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    za’atar popcorn.

    Here’s an advantage to hunting for the coriander seeds in the back of the spice cabinet: becoming reacquainted with the za’atar. I try not to keep too many underused spices in my cabinet. They…

    September 22, 2015
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    plum torte, springform pans, and new york city.

    September means plums and finally being able to turn your oven on. Except of course that this September has been all kinds of ungodly hot and so turning the oven up to 350° feels…

    September 14, 2015
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    make your own: coconut lime popsicles.

    Ever since Sadie linked to this post on coconut popsicles last week, I’ve been on a kick. I’ve made three batches of coconut milk popsicles in the space of ten days. And I won’t be…

    August 31, 2015
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    one-pot pasta.

    While we were in Maine we attempted one-pot pasta for the first time. I’ve been meaning to make it for forever and what better excuse than camping to try something new and easy and…

    August 24, 2015
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    make your own: blender lemonade.

    I’ve had a revelation this summer and that revelation is that the easiest, tastiest, frothiest lemonade can be made by plunking an entire lemon into your blender.Behold.New York Magazine ran a piece in their…

    July 6, 2015
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    pack a picnic: summer rolls with spicy peanut sauce.

    Summer rolls are aptly named because they’re the perfect thing for making on a summery day when even looking at the stovetop will make you break out into a sweat. They require nothing in…

    June 29, 2015
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    pack a picnic: smashed chickpea salad sandwiches.

    A salad you can pack into a sandwich and tuck in a basket or bag for easy toting is maybe the best kind of picnic fare that there is. Perelandra—the neighborhood grocery store that’s sponsoring…

    June 15, 2015