Jul 3, 2014
THE TRUCK FROM GENTLE GIANT IS...
Jul 3, 2014
I just roasted a duck.
This would not be extraordinary except for the complicating fact that I was also packing boxes for our move. WHO ROASTS A DUCK IN THE MIDDLE OF PACKING?!
Other people eat sandwiches and snarf pizza and drink beer while moving, but we not us. Nope! We’re eating roast duck and lamb shanks and short ribs and steaks. Because I’m cleaning out the freezer. And packing. And...
Jul 2, 2014
In case you’ve been unlucky in life so far and are unfamiliar with the intoxicating flavor of chimichurri sauce, let me tell you about it. It originated in Argentina, and I’ll admit, it sounds pretty simple: minced parsley, oregano, and garlic are blended with red wine vinegar, olive oil, and a pinch of red pepper. But some kind of alchemy happens when those simple ingredients are mixed...
Jul 2, 2014
In honor of our nation declaring its independence from England, I hereby declare my independence from Austin, Texas. The moving van is literally taking our stuff from our house in Austin on the Fourth of July. How fun is that?!
This recipe is from my cookbook Well Fed: Paleo Recipes For People Who Love To Eat. The sweet surprise on the spoon with this dessert is the luxuriousness of whipped coconut milk....
Jul 1, 2014
Although I’m a curmudgeon when it comes to hot weather, I’m not against all things summer. I like splashing in the pool. I love cooking on the grill and eating at a picnic table. And I like ice cream.
Do you like ice cream?
That wasn’t really a question.
Of course you like ice cream.
Which means you’ll probably like this Spiced-Nut Coconut Ice Cream: creamy, smooth, rich,...
Jun 29, 2014
It’s officially summer in the U.S. That means potlucks and picnics — possibly with some of your favorite friends or family, or potentially with your annoying in-laws or even… the trickiest of all!… co-workers.
The links below will take you to previously published roundups that are packed with recipes you can take to a picnic or a potluck without tipping anyone off that they’re eating...
Jun 25, 2014
As we get closer to our move — 11 days and counting! Our one-way airline tickets for Sunday, July 6 are purchased! — it’s becoming increasingly more difficult to deal with keeping us well fed. I love the process of making up new recipes or devouring other peoples’ cookbooks for inspiration, shopping for the perfect ingredients, and spending a few hours playing in the kitchen, but...
Jun 23, 2014
This giveaway is now closed — but you should still check out these awesome cookbooks!
This weekend, Dave and I sold a vanload of books, board games, DVDs, CDs, and LPs to Half-Price Books. I’m not being cute when I say a “vanload;” I mean that literally. We borrowed our friend’s minivan, took out the seats, and filled the back of the van with boxes of games and stacks of books...
Jun 20, 2014
My fitbit and I have been trying to get 10,000 steps (average) every day. Maybe you want to go for a walk, too!
10 Reasons to Take a Walk
1. It makes your heart stronger.
2. It lowers your risk of disease.
3. It makes your metabolism hum.
4. It keeps your brain sharp.
5. It fights osteoporosis.
6. It gives you a killer butt and legs.
7. It keeps you flexible.
8. It can boost your vitamin D levels.
Jun 17, 2014
Confession #1: In the midst of purging our stuff and preparing for the movers and dealing with the disruption caused by a string of people tromping through our house (prospective buyers, inspector [and, sadly, not this kind], foundation guy, plumber), I have zero desire or time to be creative in the kitchen. We are literally eating grilled chicken and raw vegetables at most meals for the near future.
Jun 10, 2014
Ask any self-taught food bloggers — including Dave and I — how they learned the basics of food photography, and they’re likely to say the book Plate to Pixel by photographer Helen Dujardin. Last weekend, Dave and I took off to Atlanta, Georgia for an intensive food photography weekend with Helene and two of her colleagues. Our instructors were Mindi Shapiro (prop styling), Tami Hardeman (food...