Posted in April 2013

zucchini-fennel patties with tahini + chives dip

zucchini-fennel patties with tahini + chives dip

One day I’d like to have one of those backyard parties, the kind Northern California friends used to have when I lived out there for college and space (at least outside of San Francisco) stretched long and wide. It would go a bit like this: smashed raspberry mojitos. Loud music and singing in hoarse voices. A good, … Continue reading

my sister’s favorite lemon bars

my sister’s favorite lemon bars

When I began a brief stint, working as a barista at Starbucks, one of the overseeing managers first asked me if I was an actor and then, if I was a writer. He didn’t ask me if I knew to listen for the sound of paper tearing from the spigot while steaming fluffy cappuccino milk … Continue reading

carrot-fennel soup with crispy black beans

carrot-fennel soup with crispy black beans

How much does justice weigh?  After all that’s happened in Boston, I’ve been overhearing, nervous talk, that it’s something heavy, like a full fist. I can see how truth, might sometimes be (heavy) on the ears, piling our arms, crossed, with things we (sometimes) don’t want to hear, but justice, too? Even when our hearts … Continue reading

roasted eggplant with couscous and yogurt

roasted eggplant with couscous and yogurt

Do you remember digging your feet, deep into a cave of plastic red and orange and green balls when you were little? You were sunk up to your chin, it was probably someone’s birthday party at Chucky Cheese’s. When small, these plastic globes are bigger than most of the features on your face and there … Continue reading

spiced yogurt muffins

spiced yogurt muffins

Spices, acquiring them, keeping them, creates semblance of a kind of permanence doesn’t it? I remember buying spices carefully when I moved into my very first apartment in Paris, thinking, I will never use all of this. And I didn’t. I lined them up ontop of my microwave because I had almost no storage space … Continue reading