Posted in September 2013

buttered green beans with tomato + feta

buttered green beans with tomato + feta

It’s always boggled me that we can begin September with West Indian rooftop picnics like these: We pile our plates high with rice, beans, chicken full of jerk. Sizzling sticks of salty sweet, buttery corn. And sure enough, in a few short weeks, we’re digging apples from large barrels at the supermarket, we’re thinking about butternut … Continue reading

peach pie

peach pie

As much as you think this little space is about food, you should know: it is and then it’s not. I may rant and rave, crying, “Go out and taste this!” “Light a fire of cinnamon in your oven.” But, often times, what I really mean is: “Let’s try and try at what life really … Continue reading

cherry tomato-caramelized onion crostata

cherry tomato-caramelized onion crostata

I’ve been feeling a little guilty lately — the truth is I’ve been keeping the tomatoes all to myself this summer.  I slice into one and can’t stop eating. I’m not usually so much of a hoarder, it’s just that they’re sweeter than I remember. Since July, I’ve been satisfied with the no-bake, no-roast, no-mozz., nearly-naked variety… … Continue reading

white bean-basil pesto pasta salad

white bean-basil pesto pasta salad

Labor Day still makes me think about the first day of school. A shiny Ariel the Little Mermaid backpack. Climbing into a car that never smelled like carpet cleaner, but often smelled like pretzels. I loved school. I loved pretzels. Dad drove to ’60s soul train tunes. The end. It’s not that I didn’t like summer … Continue reading