The Saturday before Thanksgiving, I threw my back out. I woke up, brought Rocco to his high chair, tried to do some stretches in the living room to ease some stiffness and, then, just like that, la, la, la, found I couldn’t walk. Tim was still asleep and Rocco was asking for more breakfast, but […]
Whether your New Year’s resolution is to eat more whole foods, cook more, meal plan, lower your grocery budget—or if you’ve made no resolutions or none that have to do with food—this simple, affordable, comforting Greek lemon rice soup, also known as avgolmeno, is a winner. Over the holidays, Tim and I spent a week […]
We’ve long liked ALDI for its cheap avocados and $0.33 winter grapefruit, but now there’s a growing number of organic options available, too. Recently tasked by ALDI and Bon Appetit to come up with a recipe that serves four for under $10 total (and adding our own personal challenge of sticking to mostly organic as […]
We keep a small, white two-shelf bookcase in our dining room that I bought almost 10 years ago at a thrift store in Illinois. It was green when I bought it and cost $20, and painting it white was probably the first home/decorating-type project I ever tried. For a long while after I painted it, […]
Of all the reasons for blogging, there’s no contest, the greatest fringe benefit is the people, this amazing community of thoughtful individuals who are interested in other people’s stories and find enjoyment in good food (and sometimes even become real-life friends, inviting us into their homes). Does it get old to hear we’re so thankful […]
I don’t know about you guys, but, for me, the days that follow Thanksgiving are, no contest, the least inspired days, cooking-wise, all year long.
I listened to a podcast interview of Sara Kate from the Kitchn this week on Joy the Baker’s “We’re about to Be Friends” show, and, in it, Sara Kate compares the immediacy of a photograph to the long work of writing. She says, from her perspective as a writer, there’s something so satisfying about taking a […]