Posted in January 2013

…and what about cappuccino?

…and what about cappuccino?

I have had a lot of conversations, via email and in person, about espresso since I wrote this post. And I realized I left a big question unanswered: What about making cappuccino, or any other coffee drink that takes frothed milk? It shouldn’t surprise you to learn that I rely on another low-tech number, what … Continue reading

The rule of 2

The rule of 2

You know how every once in a while lifestyle magazines publish photos of the pantries of people in the food business, and they are always gorgeous and organized and jealousy-inducing? Well, feast your eyes on this, folks. I have never developed a good system, especially for baking supplies. Sure, I have those cute canisters on … Continue reading

Beyond taco night

Beyond taco night

Declaring a theme for dinner is one of the best gifts you can give yourself as the home cook—you go from daydreaming and wondering how dinner will come together to immediately having a focus, and all the planning just falls into place. And somehow, the theme itself turns dinner into a sort of party—as known … Continue reading

This is not the post I was planning for this week.

But as the sickness rages on in my household, and seemingly all around me, it’s on the brain. Years ago, my mother-in-law hurt her foot, and for several months afterward, had to wear some seriously unattractive orthopedic shoes. My father-in-law started joking that she wanted to rent a butler who could walk behind her, displaying … Continue reading

Happy new year!

Happy new year!

Hi everyone, I hope that you’ve all had a great holiday season with a whole lot fewer virulent flu-like illnesses than we have had over here. (Yes, we got our shots, and yes, I think you still should, too, if you haven’t yet.) But projectile-vomiting be damned, I missed you all, and so here I … Continue reading