Lemon Tarragon Pesto Dressing

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a person in possession of too much [insert green here] must be in want of a pesto—or, at least, that’s how this recipe was born, as a response to too much tarragon in…

A Sunday Salad

In the time since we last spoke, I did not make black bean soup; Tim and I took a look at our remaining refrigerator loot on Friday and, supplemented by his work lunch and a homemade weekend dinner from friends,…

Lemon Almond Coconut Macaroons

Edit: I wrote this post before the Newtown tragedy Friday afternoon, but, reading back over it now, I’m struck by how much I need the reminder all over again—to look for the good in people helping, praying, loving; to recognize…

Sweet Tomato Jam + Grilled Cheese

I am sitting here at my computer screen, imagining you, at the office or on your iPhone or skimming through your Reader, asking myself what I can possibly say to accurately communicate to you the importance of today’s recipe, and…

(My Kind of) Curried Chicken Salad

Chicken salad is the #1 thing I don’t order at restaurants. And I think this makes perfect sense. I mean, first of all, who wants chicken salad when you can get a tomato mozzarella panini or a sandwich with basil…

for the second time

The first time I made an asparagus salad, it was with walnuts and dates and pecorino cheese. My friend Jackie was over, and we were trying a new recipe. And because Jackie’s always been a good sport about trying new…

oh, spring

All week, you have been fascinating me with your comments on the giveaway post (where there’s still time to enter!), as you’ve shared who inspires you to cook and/or some teachable kitchen moments you’ve experienced. With the inspiration answers especially,…