Archive for November, 2008

A Perfect Slice

29Nov08

I’m a bit obsessive about pumpkin pie. Every year I try out dozens of new recipes, trying to recreate a pie from Plato’s World of Forms: custardy but not eggy, creamy, smooth, uniform texture throughout, and just a hint of spice. The kind of pie that you bite into and your mouth thanks you for […]


  Well, bread wasn’t the only thing I bought from Bale from the farmer’s market. I nearly squealed with glee when I saw the plastic tub of shredded daikon and carrot pickled in sweet vinegary goodness. Like a kid in a candy store, except I was at a farmer’s market buying vegetables. I’d been craving […]


I really enjoy sandwiches. I’m not talking about sliced turkey and wonderbread, I’m talking about honest to goodness thick sliced crusty bread with something amazing on top. I also love open faced sandwiches, because the filling is way too much for another slice of bread. One reason I love sandwiches, is that it’s so easy to […]


Yeah, I’ve been doing South Beach. It has seriously dampened my cooking spirits. My dad told me about this shepherd’s pie over the phone from his South Beach cook book, and it sounded a little weird. Edamame? In a casserole? I was especially saucy because I have been hating this diet. I told him I was […]


My favorite kitchen appliance is not my kitchenaid. Is that sacrilegious? I. Love. My. Magic. Bullet. It makes smoothies, curry pastes, blends spices, makes pesto, creams vegan ricotta, chops nuts… I don’t care if this sounds like an advertisement. It’s true. My new favorite thing it does is make me a spinach orange julius. WAIT WAIT […]


Here are a few of my favorite things: Orange Glaze Cinnamon Rolls Pumpkin Butter Any way I can combine those? I saw an article from the Recipe Doctor Elaine McGee in the Honolulu Advertiser. She lightened up a Bread of the Dead recipe. Then I promptly messed it up and fattened it out completely. This holiday […]


When I was pregnant, a dear friend gave me a book called Having Faith: An Ecologists Journey to Motherhood Sandra Steingraber. The book covers the physical journey of an egg to fetus to infant and the environmental factors that may be affecting that growth. Some may find the book paranoia inducing, but I truly found it empowering. […]