The ajo blanco, aka white gazpacho, will live in infamy as the soup that saved us on that hot Wednesday night.
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A perfectly simple healing broth. For either side of the aisle.
Do you remember the Chicken Soup for the Soul books that hit their stride in the late 90s? These were the paperback books packed with short, easy-to-read essays about people overcoming obstacles and doing unexpected, kind, wonderful things to inspire others. I loved these books. I would laugh and I would cry, and I bought every copy […]
As an American living in England, there are many things that I find romantic about the place: the deep history of the island, the ancient castles, the royal family, the tiny streets, the marvelous monuments, and especially the venerable museums. For example, last week, on a trip to the Royal Academy of Arts, we stumbled across […]
Okay, now I am starting to freak out. Not a goodness I hope I don’t forget to pack my toothpaste kind of freak out, but a real live genuine HOLY shit I hope I don’t accidentally send one of my children to the wrong country kind of freak out. We leave our family home in 3 days. THREE DAYS. […]
I am in the middle of a super book by Ann Patchett called This is the Story of a Happy Marriage. The book is a collection of essays and is about, among other things, her life as a successful writer. Though I have never been a fan of “how-to” books, I do love the idea of hearing, […]
Certain weather means certain things to me. Mountains in winter? That’ll be fondue. Dark autumn evenings in London make me think of boeuf bourgignon, cups of tea and hibernation. Summers? That’s margaritas (see also: winter, spring, and random Tuesday lunchtimes). As we go into our second week of glorious winter weather here in New Orleans […]
There are loads of things I learned while living in New York. How to survive, and thrive, in a 400 sq foot apartment. How to subsist when 60% of your income goes to rent. How to wear black in any season. How to get to the airport quickly at rush hour (hint: Car service and […]
This is the story of a loving husband who went to the grocery store and, following the list exactly, bought “the biggest bag of carrots you can find” for his wife who, after a week of excess had decided it was time to start juicing again. This is also the story of a fan of […]
Of course I know that there are seasons for food but there are really only a few rules to which I steadfastly stick: Braised short ribs: only after Labor Day. Crawfish: late spring, early summer. Ratatouille: June to fall. And, of course, Gazpacho: Late summer. Throw in Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho and you are really limited on time frame […]
About a year after Nick and I met we were having a discussion about smoking. We had both smoked a bit in college and we were both very anti-smoking at the point of the conversation. I told him that I had been absurdly excited when the smoking ban went into effect while I lived in […]
Entertaining is my drug of choice. Here’s what it does: It makes me clean my house, put out new flowers and communicate effectively with friends. It also makes me feel really down if I don’t do it enough. The morning-after effect of my drug is lots of washing up, tons of broken wine glasses […]