fig & red onion jam (+ a panino)

With all the coverage of humans being incredible in Rio, it can be difficult to take pride in one’s own quotidian achievements.  Yes, Usain Bolt has once again proven himself to be the fastest man alive, but I finally got around to cleaning my shower. Sure, Katie Ledecky is shattering world records and raking in gold, but…

chevre on baguette: three ways

My super-talented artist-sister-friend Liz had an exhibition of her wood block prints this spring that she called, “You are not leaving. You are arriving.” Ever since hearing about the show, those two sentences — “You are not leaving. You are arriving.” — have been echoing around my brain, a gentle and hopeful reminder that change…

a simple snack

There’s a distinct pleasure that comes from walking home in the rain (with an umbrella) while cradling a freshly baked baguette. Corsica has been soggy as of late, so I’ve made an extra effort this past week to stop by la boulangerie and pick up a loaf to escort me home. Maybe it’s the mingling of the…