Food

  1. Blood Orange Margaritas

    Before I became a parent, the last time I made a cocktail was for a holiday party which I declared would be a ‘cocktail party.’ I was adamant that we would have signature drinks because who doesn’t have a signature drink? Mine was made with rye whiskey and maple syrup and lasted about four cocktails, Continue…

    These days, the sacred hours of 8 – 11 p.m. mean either work or drinking at home. Sometimes both! Every night, regardless of how easy or tough the day has been, putting Neko to sleep in her crib gives me a sense of accomplishment, a reason to celebrate — with a drink!
  2. How To Make Coffee: Turkish Coffee

    Although Kasey and I both enjoy espresso, we rarely make it at home. When we want a strong and deep bite of coffee at home we brew a pot of Turkish coffee instead. The deep, earthy flavors of Turkish coffee are good anytime, but we particularly enjoy it following a meal. To make Turkish coffee Continue…

  3. Buckwheat and Sea Salt Cookie Sundaes

    My favorite sites, blogs, and magazines, often feature articles written about people. People I don’t even know, but they’re the most interesting ones. There are posts about people’s relationships with their moms and dads, their grandmothers and grandfathers, even their pets. I’ve read some great posts about people’s divorces and the reasons behind the shutdown Continue…

  4. Smoked Tuna Salad and Boundaries

    There are some things you don’t talk about on the Internet. Your marital problems, for example. A falling out with a friend. A date with your therapist. To a certain extent, it’s because we want to keep parts of ourselves private but it’s also because we recognize that as humans, we’re often not sure how Continue…

  5. On Healthy Eating

    In college, I had two specialties of the house: pasta with jarred alfredo sauce and Trader Joe’s Pad Thai. My most important kitchen gadgets were: a blender (cocktails, duh!) and a toaster (bagels, duh). There have been points in my life when I considered a bag of mini Hostess donuts a reasonable ‘snack’ and a Continue…

  6. How To Make Coffee: Using a Chemex

    In addition to making food and listening to music, brewing my morning cup of coffee is one of those rituals that I hold most sacred. After all, for me, a good day starts with a mug of perfectly-brewed hot coffee. We’ve previously sung the praises of pour over coffee brewing. Compared to an automatic coffee Continue…

  7. Black Pepper Tofu Pot

    Yesterday, my daughter turned one. We met for coffee with a friend and Neko had her first kids meal (scrambled eggs with a side of fruit and toast). In the afternoon we met another friend and hung out at the science museum. We did FaceTime with our families, opened a few birthday gifts, ate carrot Continue…

  8. A Peek Inside the December Pairings Box: Scandinavian Gathering

    I’ll admit to having a minor obsession with all things Scandinavian including (but not limited to): Ikea, gnomes, Moomintrolls, Finn Crisps, forest berries, and glogg. I mean, seriously. It took me over two years to create a recipe collection inspired by this region. What I love about the collection is the fact that each recipe Continue…

  9. Hot, Buttered Pretzels

    We had a feast for New Year’s. The sort that makes your stomach hurt and demands an antacid. The sort where you want time to stand still a little. To hold on just a little bit longer. A few months ago, Matt and I drove down to Palm Springs for what I hope will become Continue…

  10. Totopos with Salsa De Arbol and Cotija Cheese

    We should be sharing all sorts of resolution-y things with you this week: juice fasts and gluten-free bread. But this recipe is just too good to hold back any longer. Hands down, the best thing about living in California is the Mexican food. Sure, there is Mexican food in New York. And in Texas. And Continue…

Recipe index

Filter by