My Kitchen Essentials

These are the things I keep in my kitchen, always. The list is growing, and has been since I started living on my own in 2006. But with these things around, I am pretty well set for weather disasters, feeding myself, and feeding unexpected people who may drop by. This did NOT start out this … Continue reading

Cooking with Julia: Concombres au buerre

So tomorrow is Julia Child’s 100th birthday. In her honor, I re-watched Julie and Julia, got Vol. II of Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and started reading a book of her letters with Avis DeVoto. I am in full French Cooking mode. I’m not alone; quite a bit of the blogosphere is as well. PBS has … Continue reading

Preserving summer: Slow-roasting tomatoes

Friends, one of my favorite parts of summer is here! That’s right. Tomato season. Since my own tomato plant was stolen (yes, really) back in the spring, I have had to rely on the local markets to start giving me local tomatoes, because they are much better than any other kind you can get. And … Continue reading