Browsing All posts tagged under »summer«

getting back to normal

July 20, 2015


The past year has been a chaotic mess. This past Saturday I was able to close the door on something that was on my back burner for years.     I got the highest level license available in my field of work, the level of anxiety I allotted as preparation for the exam went above and […]

hot summer nights

July 21, 2013


It amazes me every year, how quickly I get overwhelmed by the summer months. We’ve had heat wave after heat wave, and though I know this hasn’t been the worst summer on record, it has felt outrageously brutal at times. I’ve found myself too exhausted for words after a long hot day of work. Imagine, […]

french toast with pancetta and grilled peaches

August 26, 2012


  What do you do when you’re tired, slightly hungover, and can’t seem to make it all the way through your ice coffee without taking a break? Make something to eat. Something that isn’t too hands on. Something you can watch, or not watch and turn down and leave the cooking to join a conversation, […]

salmon and two salads

August 23, 2012


In just a few words, I can show you how to bastardize a perfectly good recipe, by the legend, the lady herself. Julia Child. It’s vinaigrette. It’s super easy. But, in my world, it is even easier to walk by the aisle that holds vinegars and oils without noticing time and time again.. This means […]

zucchini overload

July 29, 2012


This weeks CSA brought a multitude of summer squash. Holy crap. So much zucchini! And what do you do when life (or your CSA) hands you zucchini? Make a full meal of zucchini. Or, well. That’s what I did. It was good, and didn’t even feel like an overdose of squash. it’s like carbonara, with zucchini. 4 […]

Burgers, dogs, and beer

July 7, 2011


Tonight, we had “empty the fridge onto a plate and love it”- an old family tradition… I got some hamburger yesterday, and knew it’d be toast after tonight, so burgers it was. I had entertained the idea of a salad, but like a moron, I forgot to pick up my CSA share last night. Really!? […]


June 22, 2011


It is my understanding that a true kebab is supposed to hold very little in the way of vegetables. It should be stuffed with meat, and then maybe eaten with a salad and some dressing in lavash, or some other bread of that type. I, did not, however end up doing that… Today was my […]