This soup, from Love Soup, is kissed with Moroccan harissa and fresh mint, two flavors that do not feature regularly in my very white, very suburban memories of home cooking. No matter. The nostalgic flavors of home aren’t necessary to evoke that feeling of warmth and belonging, and we can make our own impressions of home cooking with wild, fresh, and unexpected new flavors every time we cook. Continue reading
Monthly Archives: December 2009
Back in August, Berkshire Grown presented a series of food preservation workshops, one of which I attended. (Two miraculously un-botulized mason jars — one containing spiced pears and one with spiced peaches — are proof.) During the workshop, a couple … Continue reading
Just a little note to wish you warmth, joy, love, and lots of good food on this holiday weekend — whether you’re celebrating holidays, the changing of the seasons, or just enjoying a bowlful of soup.
Despite the bum of a summer we had this year — nary a tomato and few zucchinis to be seen — our CSA was somehow able to produce some of the most luscious carrots I’ve ever had. They are crisp and sweet. They are thick and even a little juicy. They are quintessentially, deeply carroty, and they require little more than a quick scrub — peeling is totally not necessary. Continue reading
Though I slipped up once or twice (books, always alluring), I mostly bought handmade for Christmas this year. And, over the past few days, I made a lot of goodies to give away, including the incredible coffee toffee pictured above. … Continue reading