Purple tritan radish

In 52-week challenge, Blog On Friday, November 21, 2014 4 Comments

 I’ve sung the song before. If at first you don’t succeed, dust yourself off and try again. We’ve eaten black radishes, red radishes, pretty radishes, ugly radishes, radishes that… Read More »

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Remembrance Day

In Blog, Wordless Wednesday On Monday, November 17, 2014 32 Comments

Last Tuesday was Veterans Day and the older kids were out of school. Sam had a birthday party that chewed up the middle few hours of the day,… Read More »


Carnival squash & sage barley risotto with maple butter

In Blog On Monday, November 17, 2014 8 Comments

If there’s a more Fall-spirited, festive, happy-making dish around, please fill me in. Let’s talk about ingredients first, starting with this squash. (I know, I know, three straight… Read More »


Green cabbage

In 52-week challenge On Thursday, November 13, 2014 7 Comments

Our experiment with green cabbage serves to illustrate an important point when you’re dealing with kids: they’re fickle. Mark my words (in fact, look them up on the… Read More »

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In Blog, Wordless Wednesday On Monday, November 10, 2014 38 Comments

It was the Mister’s birthday last week. 5 golden years, how quickly they’ve gone. I can still remember the day he was born. I’d snuggled him close to… Read More »

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Coconut kabocha soup with Japanese 7-spice

In Blog, Crazy days, Recipes On Monday, November 10, 2014 4 Comments

We’re talking squash again this week. Two weeks in a row, I hope this isn’t a fireable offense. What can I say, I’m passionate about squash. As if… Read More »


Acorn squash

In 52-week challenge, Blog On Thursday, November 6, 2014 7 Comments

  A couple of things went wrong with this experiment. Clearly I haven’t learned my lesson about trying new foods when the kids are cranky and hungry. A worse… Read More »

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Sticky toffee pudding in 30 easy steps

In Blog, Wordless Wednesday On Tuesday, November 4, 2014 32 Comments

Ingredients 1/2 to 3/4cups chopped dates 1/2 to 3/4cups apple brandy (or Calvados) 2cups unbleached, all purpose flour 2cups white sugar 2teaspoons baking soda 1teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2teaspoon… Read More »


Roasted delicata squash with Meyer lemon vinaigrette

In Blog, Crazy days, Recipes On Monday, November 3, 2014 7 Comments

If I’m famous for anything in the kitchen, it’s my track record for that most heroic of tasks: Thanksgiving dinner. It’s a beast, but someone’s gotta do it…. Read More »

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Baby peppers

In 52-week challenge, Blog On Thursday, October 30, 2014 5 Comments

Once in a while I choose a horrible time to try new foods. This seemed like a perfect chance – the kids were all sitting in the living… Read More »