Everything you ever needed to know about yourself you can learn from watermelon.
When I got married, several people gave me aprons. I got floral aprons and aprons with polka dots. Some had frills and one was covered in calico fish. I appreciated […]
This is a very complicated one ingredient recipe. Probably only professional chefs and true culinary geniuses will be able to follow it.
If you make popsicles for your two year old, think carefully where he eats them, ie not near the white couch.
1. The first rule of cauliflower pizza crust is: don’t expect real pizza crust. It is only by lowering expectations that we can be pleasantly surprised. 2. If you’re feeling […]
I recently learned that putting a pile of Parmesan on a toddler’s tray then turning your back even briefly to wash a dish, wipe the counter, or open a piece of mail is basically asking for blizzard-like conditions in your kitchen. In fact, it turns out the weather can change […]
Last night I made a simple salad with arugula (a.k.a. rockets) which, as many of you know, is leafy green with a rather “peppery” flavor. I put some cracked pepper in the dressing along with some lemon, olive oil, and fresh garlic. I added pepper to the salad. Then I […]
Curry dishes are delicious. And healthy. And they’re so easy to make. I made this one with onions, garlic, light coconut milk, sweet potatoes, and broccoli. It’s a basic chop and stir. And part of a health kick over here at the home tome. But the thing about making curry […]
1. Bagel and Coffee 2. Muffin and Coffee 3. Peanuts and Coffee 4. Figs and Coffee 5. Avocado and Coffee 6. Cheddar Cheese, Grapes, and Coffee 7. Potato Chips and Coffee 8. Chips, Salsa, and…Coffee *Not sure if you’ve noticed a pattern here: coffee is a perfect pairing with all […]
Maybe I’m lazy. Maybe I resist change. Maybe I’m seeing the light on this breastfeeding thing (which I did not like at first) and am realizing how convenient it is. Whatever the reason, it has taken me a while to make homemade baby food. Instead, for the 2.5 months that […]
1. Boiling water: it is imperative that boiling water does not get on, in, or anywhere near your Very Awake Infant (V.A.I.). 2. It goes without saying that you are attempting to make these tasty, bite-sized hors d’oeuvres to take to a party (surely nobody makes deviled eggs to eat […]
(image source) You’d never guess that I went ten whole years without watching television – on principal, isn’t that just precious? – because ever since our son was born three months ago, I watch TV pretty much all the time. Hey, I’ve never been home this much. I won’t go […]
I hate to be the master of the obvious here, but…it turns out breastfeeding is quite a commitment. I’m eight weeks into what I intend to be a six month stint – I believe it is a great and healthy thing for my child and I think it is indeed […]
A blizzard blew through, dumping about a foot of snow. Fortunately, our bookgroup was still going to meet – in fact, our gathering was fast approaching and we were all supposed to bring some comfort food. (I didn’t read the book this time, which is a first, but I still […]
(image source here) Due to Superstorm Sandy, Halloween was weird this year: no costumes were worn here at the home tome (we weren’t in the mood to don the nifty gnome suits we got last year), and, thanks to downed power lines, live wires, and no electricity in the ‘hood, […]
I have amassed an embarrassing number of paper napkins. A whole mountain of them, all with a different theme: holiday napkins, striped ones, napkins featuring cartoonish slices of watermelon. My collection once fit in a large bowl in our pantry, and having outgrown that container, they’re now overflowing from an […]
I have always been a big fan of The Smoothie: I have purchased and concocted many of my own in my day. But the past few months have really been The Summer of the Smoothie. The blender has made the short trip from the cupboard to the counter what seems […]
When Beth, the intrepid leader of our local bookgroup, suggested that we bring edibles to the next meeting centering around a spring vegetable theme, I immediately thought: zucchini bread. Then I remembered that I’ve made this before, and it was, truthfully, only so-so. I wanted to change it up a […]