February 2013

Designed by Vagabond Vintage, we love having this very cool, heavyweight clip we found at Proper Topper. You can hang it on your kitchen wall, use it as a table clip, or give it as a hostess gift. It’s an elegant way to post recipes, notes, cards, invitations or even hang wall art. We decided […]

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The menu for this weekday meal started off with a pot of classic black beans served with rice. To add on a little meat, we made Cuban Pork Chops stuffed with salt-cured ham, melty Swiss and pickles – a pretty simple, sandwich-less take on the Cubano. It turned out delicious! Recipe: Cuban Pork Chops Stuffed […]

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Back by popular demand (and intense craving), our kids have been requesting Mac n’ Cheese .. “and not the healthy version” demanded Suzanne’s daughter Juliette. Giving in, here is a very basic recipe for a super creamy version posted on Saveur. Since Juliette is thirteen, as a kitchen primer, we printed the recipe for her […]

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Rethinking Things

February 15, 2013

It feels as if everytime we turn around someone is on a cleanse. Rethinking their diet, avoiding certain foods, and drinking lots of green smoothies, which a friend recently said “I am so sick of green smoothies. What I really miss is salt.” Why does a “smoothie” have to be sweet? Leftover fennel tops and […]

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If you are drawing a blank, here are some options we are considering. Happy V-Day! Tempura Oysters with Ginger and Soy Dressing – An elegant start. Kerala-Style Beef Stew – a “one dish wonder” that everyone seems to love. Feel free to hold the potatoes and serve over rice or udon noodles. And, be sure […]

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Intuitive Cooking

February 7, 2013

We are reading Tamar Adler’s inspiring book Everlasting Meal. Chapter 7 is titled “How to Have Balance” in which she quotes M. F. K. Fisher who says “Balance the day, not each meal in the day”. She explains that we can still eat healthy without trying to pack certain foods into the day or worrying […]

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