Food

A HUG AND A BLANKET

Bust out a cozy sweater, and let’s get snuggly with this dish. Homemade pork stock, paired with a rough dice of yellow onion and carrot, simmer together for fifteen minutes to make a fragrant broth. Next up, pour in your dry split…

TRICK OR TREAT

It was late, and I must have wandered into the kitchen. How had I gotten here, hands covered in this dark stickiness? My better half was off teaching, and wasn’t there to keep me from giving in to this whim. I was afraid…

DREAM COME TRUE

Croissants have been on my list of items I’d like to make for a very long time. The process pretty much terrified me, so I was never able to muster up the courage to attempt them. As I quickly approach yet another…

ACE OF BASES

Experimenting in baking can be a challenge; it’s so rooted in the chemistry of ingredient combinations, you can’t just edit as you please and expect delicious results. I struggle with that, because I love nothing more than to taste/change/taste/change as I move my…

HANDHELD

If you did a peek-a-boo into our freezer, you’d close the door wide-eyed from the high volume of unlabeled containers. Inside these mystery boxes are leftovers of projects past. A half cup of mocha buttercream icing here, a quart of homemade stock there; it’s…

KEEPING IT FRESH

So, I’ve decided to let you in on a little secret. It’s not one I share often, lest I be asked to back it up in real life. Okay, here it goes… I am really, really, really good at making…

BITTERSWEET

The other day I got my hands on some matcha tea, and knew right away I wanted to try these guys. Unlike the traditional savory + sweet combo in classic shortbread, the matcha version leaves a slightly bitter aftertaste in your mouth.…