Cheddar Rye Rolls with Stinging Nettles

Cheddar Rye Rolls with Stinging Nettles

I cannot imagine my kitchen without the spirits of my grandma and mom or the voices of my favorite chefs and best friends. In one way or another, they all have inspired, informed and contributed to every recipe I have ever developed. This has never been truer than in...
Lamb Curry Pot Pie

Lamb Curry Pot Pie

The Spring season always awakens our tastebuds for those fresh, earthy, cool-weather greens and roots that are the first to emerge from the garden. We dive into kale and leaf lettuces, spring onions, peas and maybe some early varieties of turnips. After winter, the...
Grandma’s Chocolate Custard Pie

Grandma’s Chocolate Custard Pie

Even after many years, I still miss my grandma. I am as old now as she was when I was a little girl living in her house. That is just so hard for me to fathom. My grandma left this world on June 10, 1993, the year of a great flood where I live. Several similar floods...
The Politics of the Pumpkin Patch

The Politics of the Pumpkin Patch

Last year I made the decision to start ripping up my front yard—eventually I mean to rip up all my yard. The plan is to give back some of my land to the Earth: remember last year’s post She Went Native Right in the Front Yard? With the help of local native plant...