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. […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
A rustic gathering place for mushrooms and courgettes.
A perfectly simple healing broth. For either side of the aisle.
A Louisiana staple that always makes me feel at home.
Apple + blackberry cobbler is the new black.
Rich and Anna were scheduled to arrive at 10pm. Roughly the time we lay our heads on our pillows at night exhausted from a full day, many kids and multiple to-dos. But we didn’t mention that when they gave us their itinerary. Instead, after we finished our regular family dinner, we set out a welcoming […]
I read once that Mark Zuckerberg has “Done is better than perfect” painted on the wall of the Facebook HQ. That stopped me in my tracks and I have revisited the statement and point behind it more than a few times. Done is better than perfect. Does he really want people to write imperfect code? Not […]