Wow the summer goes by quickly, doesn’t it? On June 25th I posted my then-favourite recipe for Ajo Blanco (a cold almond soup) and now it is September 4th, summer is over and I’m already all about casseroles and pies and stewing fruits for dessert. New uniforms have arrived and/or been checked for stains, I’ve […]
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The ajo blanco, aka white gazpacho, will live in infamy as the soup that saved us on that hot Wednesday night.
I want to share the recipe for an amazing flourless chocolate cake with you but I have no clever stories around which to weave a tale that ends in this cake. With our new kitchen nearly complete, I have been busy and creative inside but life outside of the kitchen has been a bit staid. […]
How to survive, and thrive, at 30,000 ft in the air with your children.
Eating healthfully is easier for me than it might be for a lot of people. I really like vegetables – I always have. I clearly remember my older sister making me an avocado + colby + alfalfa sprouts sandwich when I was 9 or so and just thinking it was the greatest thing since the […]
An English staple gets an infusion of southern style and substance.
The winter in London is a long, hard, slog but by the grace of All That Is Good it is finally over. The blossoms are out in full force and I am feeling a spring in my step. (Perfect springy photo above courtesy of @lost.in.ldn’s lovely Instagram feed – go take a look for a few […]
Mardi Gras floats are rolling right this second and so it may seem like poor timing for a guide to New Orleans. Perhaps, you might reason, this is information that would have been more helpful to you a week ago. But listen, Mardi Gras is a very special time in New Orleans but it isn’t […]
Nick gave up sugar with the final stroke of midnight on December 31. He did not do this in a “Let’s see how long I can last” kind of way but in a stubborn old, “Just not going to eat it anymore” kind of way. The kids were aghast. “You gave up sugar?! Forever?!” I could […]
Good things happen in threes, or so they say. Bad things happen in…what? Dozens? That’s what it feels like. Two weeks ago I got hit with the most incredible cold I have had since one kicked my knees out from under me during a trip to NYC in 2006. Back then I had the luxury […]
When I was six months pregnant with our first child, Teddy, Nick decided he wanted to go to New Zealand to train to become a ski instructor. Life was simpler then. We packed a couple of The North Face duffels and locked the door of our tiny apartment in Fulham, London and off we went. A […]
I like a good challenge but I also like retiring challenges with a swift “CHECK!” off of my bucket list. Running a marathon was like that. As I crossed the finish line I thought to myself, “I am never doing that sh*t again.” and promptly tried to sit down (which, for obvious reasons, they don’t […]