food

  • 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 71 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 60 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 34 Comments
  • roasted peaches + cashew cream popsicles.

    The temperatures have dipped a little this week. Not a ton. But enough to make things interesting. James started eyeing his sourdough starter with renewed interest. I made a tomato sauce and actually cooked it. We’ve…

    August 24, 2016 17 Comments
  • make your own: plum shrub.

    No, we’re not crafting woody plants with very low hanging fruit. We’re making summery drinks. Allow me to explain. First things first: To get down with shrubs, the drink, you need to have a healthy relationship…

    August 15, 2016 30 Comments
  • farm stands and tomato galettes.

    A summer tomato fresh from a farm is a thing to eat if you’re feeling like you need a boost of the spirits or a restored faith in magic. That a summer tomato starts as…

    August 9, 2016 17 Comments
  • make your own: maraschino cherries.

    It’s sour cherry season here in New York. Blink and you’ll miss it, so here’s a project to make it last a little longer.First, a few facts:Maraschino is a dry liqueur made from Marasca…

    July 21, 2016 23 Comments