a tomato sandwich

This is not so much a recipe as it is a reminder. A reminder that if you have a farmer’s market nearby and two legs to take you there, I challenge you to get to it ASAP. Because I guarantee your market, like mine, is offering a whole wonderful world of giant juicy jewel-toned tomatoes…

brie & cucumber baguette

An explanation for my absence is in order, and thankfully I’ve got a good one. The thing is, I’ve moved to the Mediterranean. To be exact, I’ve moved, temporarily, to the island of Corsica. My reason for flying halfway around the world (and just as Michigan enters its best season, too) is, at one level, to work…

curried quinoa with roasted cauliflower

I live in a house of six girls. Six food-savvy, taste-conscious girls who can whip up some candied walnuts, bananas foster, or a darn good casserole anytime you please, but six girls on a just-graduated-college-sized budget nonetheless. The result, then, is this: our house’s spice cupboard is far from shabby–we have the essentials and then…

chickpea & purslane salad

So I guess you could say I’m on this kick of trying green things I’ve never heard of (see fiddlehead ferns). Maybe it’s some post-graduation void I’m trying to fill, some thirst for adventure that I’m finding hard to satisfy within this town that is home, yes, but oh so familiar. Who knows why, but…

radish & cucumber sandwiches with gingery cream cheese

At last! Michigan is settling into springtime, and I know your social calendar is filling up with garden parties. (I’ve actually never been to a garden party, but I love the image these two words invoke: parasols, tea cups, strolls among the rose bushes, etc.) If you are one of the lucky ones with a garden party…