Three days after Tess was born, I brought her home from the hospital, a perfect, round, pink baby, with a tuft of orange chick fluff on her head. It had never occurred to me that I could create something so Read on!
Lamb chops: 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary 4 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme 4 teaspoons chopped fresh marjoram 1 rack of lamb (6-8 chops), trimmed of fat and sinew 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 garlic cloves, sliced 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil Read on!
1/3 cup peach preserves 2 Tbs. white balsamic vinegar 2 tsp. brown sugar 1 Tbs. whole grain mustard 4 teaspoons red wine vinegar 1 chipotle chile, rinsed (remove seeds for less heat) 1/3 c. extra-virgin olive oil plus additional for Read on!
Meatballs: 1 pound ground pork 1 lemongrass stalk, bottom 5 inches only, smashed with rolling pin, then minced 1/4 cup chopped shallots 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 2 tablespoons fish sauce (such as nam pla or nuoc nam) 2 garlic Read on!
By Elizabeth Winslow “Never trust a skinny cook.” It only makes sense. Someone who loves food, lives for it, thinks and dreams about it constantly, is not likely to be wafer-thin. At times I find myself a little too trustworthy, Read on!
“How many more days left of school?” Liam asks me this question every morning. He loves school, but the promise of long golden evenings and lazy mornings is tantalizing to us all. Spring in Austin holds so much promise–the streets Read on!
“There’s not a THING in this house to eat!” I snap in frustration, pantry and refrigerator doors wide. This is hardly true, of course. My gaze travels over bottles of fancy vinegars, nut and olive oils, pasta, rice, flour, and Read on!
There is a well-worn story in my family about the time I was taken to the zoo at six years old. The monkeys capered, the giraffes stretched their necks, the peacocks preened, the seals clapped and tossed balls, and the Read on!
Big birds are for celebrations. Medium birds are for everyday. And tiny birds are for everyday celebrations. I’m not sure why quail seem so exotic–they’re tasty, versatile and cook quickly & easily. No one has to argue over who gets Read on!