Category Archives: vegetarian

SAKE-STEAMED KABOCHA SQUASH WITH MISO // KEEPING IT SIMPLE

Sake-Steamed Kabocha Squash with Miso // the year in food

There was a point towards the end of my book-making process when Stacy remarked that one of the recipes we were working on didn’t really seem very much like me. I was slightly bummed to hear that. But she was absolutely right. Here’s the thing: taking on a project of such scale made me stupidly […]

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A SALAD OF WHITE PEACHES AND ASPARAGUS

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At the beginning of this year, I made a list of things that I wanted to prioritize in 2013. I didn’t regard it as a set of resolutions, a set of must-dos; I just wanted these things to guide my year, to set a tone. Among those was a pretty strong desire to have more […]

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GRILLED BEET SALAD

Grilled Beet salad

Howdy, friends. I picked up a new phrase from my friend Erin last week: in the molasses. That’s kinda how I feel right now. It’s intense over here in crazy-making bookland. The immensity of the work before me on this cookbook and the time left to get ‘er done leave me feeling dizzy and panicked. […]

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GREEN ALMOND SALSA RUSTICA

Green Almonds

There’s that palpable change happening again – a sense of building anticipation and elation as the weather warms. On Monday evening while driving to a friend’s, it struck me how odd and wonderful it was that at 7:30 pm there was a golden evening glow about the sky – it felt too late to still […]

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RHUBARB ALMOND BREAKFAST CAKES

Rhubarb Almond Breakfast Cakes

At the beginning of the week, I submitted a first draft for the introduction of my cookbook. In it, I talk a little about my obsession and preoccupation with colors, and specifically, the colors of produce. Reading that gave my dad pause – he thinks that those words carry a negative connotation. He did, however, […]

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