It’s morning. I wake up, feed Rocco, put him back in his crib to play, read Deuteronomy, take a shower, make a smoothie and kiss Tim goodbye. Armed with a detailed list that’s grouped by stores and then store sections (i.e., produce, pantry, meat, dairy, bread), I get in the car, plug in a podcast […]
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 […]
Last night, Tim, Rocco and I returned home after a full week away, driving first to Ohio and then to Chicago to see family, celebrate my birthday and give Rocco his first experience with a real road trip. Our boy was born into a family that has to travel to see its family, so we […]
It happens to me every year. Sometime about the end of June, when our CSA is in full swing and the daylight’s stretching past 8 p.m., I marvel at the sweetness of the season around me, so hot and bright and full. We open our fridge and it’s packed with greens. We go to the […]
5 Fun Facts about Broccolette: 1/ Broccolette is to broccolini what Shannalee is to Shanna. (It’s just another way of saying the same thing.) It also goes by several other names, according to Wikipedia, among them asparation, asparations, bimi, broccoletti, and tenderstem. Tenderstem!
I realize that the holidays of television specials are not, for most people, the holidays of reality. Travel is stressful; family is complicated; people have magazine expectations for non-magazine life, and those magazine expectations tend to hurt when they’re crushed. One of the best and worst parts about family is that you don’t get to […]