I might have mentioned this before (erm, once or twice?), but I love berry season. It takes all my willpower not to come home every week from the farmers’ market with flats of every berry I can lay my hands on. And sometimes my willpower isn’t strong enough. Which is really no problem at all, because they get gobbled up so quickly around here. And there is no shortage of inspiring, beautiful recipes to use them up. [Read more...]
You know what I get sick of hearing? How leafy greens are so good for you. (Before you start, yeah, I know they are. I like them even.) Whenever someone starts in on the benefits of leafy greens, my eyes kind of glaze over. Because even as a person who kind of loves them, after a while, they all seem to start to meld together. And kindly people who try to give you new ways to use said greens, really aren’t super helpful. (Stir fry! Put it in soups! Pesto!) I’m ready for something new. [Read more...]
Listen. It’s mid-June. The beginning of summer. You really should be eating healthfully. Loading your body up with nutrient-packed greens and antioxidant rich berries and all of that. I mean, that’s what I’m doing. Mostly. But chocolate and vanilla and browned butter know no season. Or rather, my craving for them has no season. Or, maybe, it knows ALL the seasons? [Read more...]
I can’t let Father’s Day come and go without posting a recipe for these creamy chicken enchiladas. They are my husband’s favorite. No, I feel like that’s putting things a little too mildly. For a person who married a woman who loves to cook, my husband kind be kind of blasé about food. He’ll eat most things I make, which is great, but he very rarely gets excited about any one thing I make. I asked him once what he had a taste for and he didn’t even know what I meant by that. That’s what I’m up against, folks. [Read more...]
Right before and after I had my little girl, a lot of people told me that having two kids was great. That it was tough at first (they said this with a perceptible shudder, which made me start sweating just a bit), but that after about a year, it was wonderful because your kids can actually play together. You know, a built-in buddy.