Engineered to please

Engineered to please

When I was little, I was a totally picky eater—I’ve written about it here. But despite my revulsion at the time for tomato soup, I was always happy to eat a bowl of my best friend’s mom’s soup, which, without giving away her recipe, was a beef-based tomato soup with pastina. “Favorite soup,” they called … Continue reading

You win some, you lose some

You win some, you lose some

On the vegetable quest last week, I had mixed results. I hit up this cookbook, a favorite of mine from probably a decade ago, which had never steered me wrong. But the slow-cooked swiss chard, apparently a riff on a technique of Deborah Madison, who also rarely steers anyone wrong, was just, well, wrong. There … Continue reading

Try something new…

Try something new…

It is with sheepishness that I write a new post, now, after so long of not. Longtime readers will know my struggle to blog: I am a freelancer, with lots of little kids, so the more I get paid work, the more the blog gets neglected. I have considered retiring the blog, and I may … Continue reading

Dinner, like, right this minute

Dinner, like, right this minute

I have long been a proponent of homemade dinner, every night, no excuses. No time in the evening? Do some stuff in advance, and pull everything together in the last half hour. Right? Well, I have been eating some crow lately. My (very small) kids have been taking karate lessons, which land us arriving home … Continue reading