lemony basil summer squash pasta

Before moving to Atlanta for the summer, I knew very little about the city, despite my parents having lived here for nearly a year. That said, the little I did know has quickly shown itself to be true. Yes, the traffic is mind-boggling bad, to the point where you plan your day around not being on the road between…

delicata squash curry with kale & tofu

“Don’t be over-wise; fling yourself straight into life without deliberation; don’t be afraid – the flood will bear you to the bank and set you safe on your feet again.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment I finished Crime and Punishment a couple of weeks ago, thus fulfilling a goal I’ve had for about eight years now. To…

roasted spaghetti squash with kale

Listen now to the story of spaghetti squash. In the early 20th century, the brilliantly yellow, oblong vegetable we now know as spaghetti squash (or vegetable spaghetti, noodle squash or squaghetti, if you’re into portmanteaus) made its timid debut on the American produce scene. As is often the case with prodigies, the spaghetti squash was not immediately understood nor accepted…

giving thanks

This holiday season, I’ve graduated to a new level of family participation: I have officially contributed a dish to the Hanko Thanksgiving table. I will admit, I was nervous setting my serving bowl on the counter, squeezing it between the seasonal favorites like Aunt Carol’s sweet potatoes and Uncle Mark’s calico corn. Adding to the…