Category Archives: Summer


My love affair with dairy fat has been going on for at least three decades behind metals beaters pirouetted in pillowsContinue reading »

Roasted Squash with Roasted Tomatoes, Feta, and Basil Oil

There’s a dirty little trick to recipe writing used to draw in the unwitting cook. At first glance, the cook seesContinue reading »

Weekend Muesli

I really meant it when I said that Elinor flaps her arms like a penguin when she likes what’s she eating.Continue reading »

Rustic Provençal Vegetable Casserole

After I took the bar exam, we spent a couple weeks in Provence in a house that Van Gogh painted. Each day was slow andContinue reading »

Creamy French-Style Pâté

It’s time to get serious. For the most part, I’ve been keeping things light and breezy with salads andContinue reading »

Chilled Watermelon Soup with Cucumber and Basil

It is said that watermelon seeds can impregnate you, a method that failed me, but probably only because I didn’tContinue reading »

Pimientos de Padrón

In a small town not far outside Santiago, Spain, the capital of the northwest province of Galicia and endpoint of theContinue reading »

Simple Beet Soup (Cool or Warm)

Today I read that mothering is inherited. How one mothers descends three generations, unless a significant eventContinue reading »

Leek-Sorrel Pancakes

I made pancakes for breakfast every morning of seventh grade. They were Bisquick, actually. Were there other types ofContinue reading »