Posts Tagged ‘basil’

Powerhouse Green Dip

Back before we had Ruthie I imagined a world where she would sit, quiet and still, on the counter top watching diligently as I put together a recipe or meal. She would be absorbing everything I did, holding steadfastly to the memory of cooking with Mama when she was a little girl. We would sit […]

life is good, I am happy

Sweet jeeze and peas. I’m back…. or am I? It’s been a long time. After my last post, as I struggled my way through post-partum depression/anxiety, I realized I needed to put all my focus on my family and my health and let everything else fall to the wayside. It’s been hard finding my way […]

Everything is OK

My life is a living version of Groundhog Day. Each day inevitably starts at 3am, as I stir myself awake and realize all over again that a) there is a 400lb child in my stomach (ok, I have no idea what she weighs…but I’m certain it’s a lot) and b) she doesn’t want to come […]

La Fromagerie Les Folies Bergères

Blackberry Basil Sticky Buns with Goats Cheese Icing

A few weeks ago, while we were waiting for all the little bits and pieces in the Seed to Sausage shop to come together, we decided to take a leisurely field trip out to a cheese producer we’re hoping to carry n-store. The winding, potholed roads and rolling hills, still speckled with white from the […]

Heart & Home [Coconut Flank & Broccoli Salad with Peanuts and Basil]

I’m sorry… did I go to Mexico or was that just a sublime delusion?  I blinked and it was over. Days on days of burying my nose in My Berlin Kitchen, romancing over a life that wasn’t nearly mine, sipping piquante bloody mary’s or mojitos while observing a motley crew of intensely-hued tropical fish swim circles around […]

Putting the Excitement Back into Curry [Coconut Red Curry Pork with Thai Eggplant, Snap Peas & Enoki Mushrooms]

It’s funny how you get stuck in a funk with certain recipes in your weekly (monthly, yearly) routine.  There are a few things I make regularly that I’ve made the same way for so long, I don’t even think about them when I make them. And in making them without thinking, I often forget that everything can […]

Penciling-In Inspiration [Smokey Summer Squash with Baked Eggs]

I’ve been struggling to find inspiration lately. I’m not sure if I can blame being busy and not having as many opportunities to find myself grazing through the aisles of the market or hanging lazily over the pages of Food & Wine or if I’m just trying to find excuses to be lazy and sluggish.  In any […]

No Bake Takes the Cake [Lasagna Caprese]

I came home tonight with full intentions of sharing a Frozen Lemon Soufflé with you. But given the circumstances, that can wait. Who cares about delicious light-as-air frozen lemony desserts, anyhow? (I do. A LOT. But it can wait one or two days, can’t it? CANT IT!?) While I was sitting at my desk this afternoon, […]

Confused Pasta [Lemon & Olive Oil Pasta with Basil]

What a strange week it’s been so far. The weather here is borderline schitzophrenic and I’m not sure if I should put on another coat or start planting my tomatoes. I always find the transition from one season to the next a little tough. The anxiousness of knowing that sunshine and warmth is just around the corner makes […]

Anniversaries, Heatwaves and Tuna Salad.

On a sweaty, hot but sunny and beautiful day yesterday, my boyfriend and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary. I was tickled to find that he had planned and prepared a day of lovely things that made me feel like every lady should. There was breakfast in bed (which consisted of scrambled eggs, whole wheat toast, fresh berries, […]