food

  • white bean soup.

    It’s the time of year for soup. Not just because it’s chilly and because soup feels cozy and warm, but also because it’s easy to make, nourishing to eat, and, best of all, simple…

    December 4, 2017 22 Comments
  • baby proof: starting solids.

    The air is getting cooler, which means that tomatoes are still at the farmers’ market, but instead of cozying up next to ears of corn, they’re sidled up next to apples which are crisp and…

    September 7, 2017 23 Comments
  • peach cake for breakfast.

    Growing up, on family birthdays we’d make rich chocolate cakes from a mix that came in a box. Open the bag, watch the cocoa powder puff into a cloud, add the eggs and some…

    August 7, 2017 37 Comments
  • make your own: mushroom burger.

    I ate my last beef burger when I was twelve-years-old. The mood was ripe for enjoyment, which is to say it was summertime and I was mosquito-bitten and sweaty after a raucous game of…

    July 11, 2017 17 Comments
  • zero-waste produce storage.

    Two weeks ago Faye and I found ourselves on a very early morning farmers’ market run. The intention had merely been to get out of the apartment where we’d been trying our best not…

    June 12, 2017 73 Comments
  • habit shift: dinner outside.

    Spring is always pretty fitful around here. There are blazing hot summery days where it feels as if the whole of Brooklyn is trying to find shade under the same young trees in the park,…

    April 24, 2017 17 Comments
  • sourdough FAQ.

    The very best thing about James’s sourdough habit is that it’s his. It doesn’t involve me apart from the fact that most every week I can rely on there being a big old loaf of…

    March 20, 2017 62 Comments
  • roasted squash seeds.

    I’m impartial when it comes to which winter squash to love best. I love them all. Mashed into purées, softened in broth and blended into soups and chowders, floating in rich bean chilis, stuffed and baked,…

    October 12, 2016 20 Comments
  • zero-waste decorations for fall.

    In any season, filling a house with reminders of the passing time and seasonal celebrations is a festive thing to do. Happily, it doesn’t need to require a special storage bin, lots of landfill-destined waste, or a decorating…

    October 10, 2016 37 Comments