The reasons I love to cook are similar to the reasons why I love summer: They are both celebrations of ingredients. Both are vibrant, full of color. It’s nice to get a little hot sometimes. Time is relative: to what you’re cooking, what you’re doing, what the weather is like… Guidelines are helpful, but improvisation is … Continue reading Reasons to Love Summer, Cooking
Though the weather is warming up, I’m still in winter mode—protective and desperate over every shred of sunlight I can get. I’ve been spending all of my evenings and weekends soaking up the sun outside in the garden, hiking, with friends, even when the temperatures start to dip in the evenings. The garden especially has … Continue reading Homemade Pickles and Rustic Radish Toast
As it’s getting warmer and warmer in Maryland, our weekends are filling up with plans and activities. After a fun-filled yet busy weekend, I was craving something light and simple for dinner. I am absolutely in love with homemade dips, sauces, and soups (especially when I get to use my food processor or beloved blender). … Continue reading Easy Olive Tapenade
Easter fun, for adults.
After finishing graduate school (hello, MA in Writing!), I’ve had to reacquaint myself with life a little bit — you know, that whole “free time” after work thing I’ve been hearing so much about. It’s taken me a little time to get used to the idea that I can actually pursue other interests—aside from reading and … Continue reading Getting Real: Food Goals or Bust