Things that are important

My father would have turned 69 last weekend. ...more

My Latest Obsessions

Temperamentally, I tend towards moderation. ...more

What I’m Reading: Cookbooks!

I know I am late on another What I’m Reading post (and a lot of other things) but I thought I’d do a roundup of some other fun reading I’ve been doing/using lately – Cookbooks! ...more

Eat Like It’s Summertime

There’s no denying it. ...more

What I’ve been Reading – May, June, July 2015

I got seriously behind on these reading posts, and not because I haven’t been reading! ...more

Totally Classic Potato Salad

There are certain foods that just scream “summer.” ...more

Cookbook Review: Fika and Rhubarb Cordial

I am used to thinking I am an anglophile. And I am a sometimes francophile (which is a heritable trait), but it turns out I am also a raving swedophile. The evidence? ...more

Finding a Babysitter with Urban Sitter

When we moved to L.A. ten years ago, we were thinking about starting a family, and we wanted to be close to family. ...more

What I’ve Been Reading – March and April 2015

As some of you might know, I got quite sick at the beginning of March, which seriously threw me off my reading (and cooking) game. ...more

Springtime Butter Lettuce Salad with Herbs

It’s springtime. We Californians have stopped clinging to even a hope of winter (though a late Alaskan rainstorm this week has been very welcome!) and even in Boston, where it seemed like winter would never end, I’m beginning to sense a new hopefulness in their tone. Even though I live in a place where winter is more of an abstract idea, I can’t help feeling a little friskier in spring and I start feeling spring cravings – lilacs and peonies and daffodils, pedicures, pink shirts, strawberries, eating brunch outside, earl grey tea parties, and salad ....more