to market: panzanella

to market: panzanella

August 7th, 2011

Panzanella is an Italian salad that can take on many forms, but  almost always contains these 2 ingredients – ripe tomatoes  and baked or sauteed bread cubes. From there you can pretty much add whatever you like – a mixture of  in-season vegetables, some fresh herbs and occasionally a salty/briny component such as olives or capers. It’s […]

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favor – “ette” friday: pre-cut parchment sheets

pre-cut parchment paper sheets

August 5th, 2011

Sometimes it’s the little things – the really little things – that make all the difference in our day to day lives. I’m always asked about the kind of baking equipment I use; people assume that because I’m an avid baker that I have an extensive and fancy collection of tools and gadgets. Nope. As I […]

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lunch hour

chickpea feta and cherry tomato salad

August 4th, 2011

I don’t know about  you but I am a total fail when it comes to eating a proper lunch on a regular basis. I eat a decent breakfast every morning and since I cook dinner almost every night, I’m covered there. But lunch? For some reason I can never seem to justify the time it takes to prepare a […]

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claim your stakes (or not)

claim your stakes (or not)

August 1st, 2011

These – are the bane of my existence (gardening-wise, that is). Four years ago I was diagnosed with basal joint arthritis in my left hand and have developed it in my right hand since then. So while I can still lift 50 lb. bags of mulch without a problem, it is beyond painful to tie a tiny piece of […]

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