Learning to slightly like somewhat burnt food

Learning to slightly like somewhat burnt food

In this new and fantastic reality, toffee and chocolate are sometimes viable dinner options. The definition of *sometimes*, in this new and fantastic reality, is the two or three days a week Erik works late. Toffee and chocolate are also good for lunch or breakfast....

The secret to planning a garden

Every year, well-meaning gardeners take a couple days away from the dirt and on their return, they discover baby-sized zucchini laying in wait. Then, suddenly, the neighborhood is awash in mega zucchini that induce a temporary fear of answering the door....

To the end of sad stories.

The sound of a body hitting the floor is distinct. Once you hear it, you don’t unhear it. So the tiny thump I heard the other day nudged at my not-so-distant sorrow. It’s a terrible sound, hearing a body collapse. My heart sank when I saw the baby facedown, on the...

Not Molé

  There’s a touch of disconnect between what I can get done in the kitchen while taking care of an infant. I’ve been on the job for 12-weeks and am still not trained  up. Attempting molé for the first time probably wasn’t a good idea....

Just throw it in

In the restaurant industry there is no such thing as a holiday on Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s Eve. Last year, when we had no restaurant and no baby, I made a turkey ballotine. It’s my favorite thing to do in the kitchen, to bone out a bird and stuff it...