The ajo blanco, aka white gazpacho, will live in infamy as the soup that saved us on that hot Wednesday night.
Author Archive | jessica
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 […]
Unless you make it a point to avoid London or travel-based Instagram accounts, you have likely seen Notting Hill pop up all over the place lately. Instagram has done for Notting Hill over the past 18-months what Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts did for it in 1999. (17 years later, I am still stopped on […]