to slow down

I like the kitchen best when I’m alone, usually at night, when the house is quiet and the phones aren’t ringing and I can take as long as I want to chop, stir, clean up. It’s comforting, this opportunity to…

Trust & Cooking

One of the fringe benefits of starting a food blog, I’m finding, is that people start to think you can cook. Even my mom, herself Chef Extraordinaire, asked if she could e-mail me recipes from time to time. (This is…

[apologies, again]

This is not a story about my Saturday baking, which I was looking forward to all Friday, knowing I’d have an entire day with nothing planned and free reign of the kitchen all to myself. It’s not about the new…

Stollen in September

There’s a chill in the air in Chicago, a hopeful, exciting chill that hints of fall and golden leaves and hot, frothy drinks that you sip while wearing cozy sweaters. Wednesday, as I walked out of work, I breathed in…