Happy Christmas! I just spent the morning baking off some cinnamon rolls for a friend who’s in town. I can’t convey the joy I feel seeing an old friend, which of course is making me cry. In a lifestyle where people come and go and family and friends are far away, I get to see a friend who I’ve known for over ten years. Which isn’t even that long, but it is in my world. Please don’t get me wrong, I’ve made some new friends who are a permanent part of my life now. I love them dearly and I’m so grateful that I met them. But, it’s so nice to see old friends too. It’s making my Christmas. Continue reading
Well, first of all, I think I may need to change the tagline on my blog from seasonal, sustainable, delicious to carbs! carbs! carbs! Friends, I am your carb queen with a smattering of seasonal goodness. It should be the other way around I know…..but whatever that gap is between knowing what you should do and doing it, well, I’m not making the leap. Energy ebbs and flows with me during these hot days. And they are all hot.
As of right now, I’m making pao de queijo for the second time in three days. And I’ve made it countless times before and I tinker with the recipe each time. I’ve been pouring through Brazilian cookbooks but most importantly I’ve been talking with Luiza, my Brazilian friend and she gave her wholehearted stamp of approval on these little breads. Continue reading
Hi there. I’ve finally carved out a teeny tiny corner of the internet to document and share my culinary successes with my family and friends. I can only imagine its my family and friends reading this, so for that I say, thank you and I hope we can cook together despite being thousands of miles apart.
This first post is a popover recipe – Black Pepper Popovers with Parmesan and Chives. I’ve tried multiple different popover recipes and this one is my husband’s favorite. He’s not one to eat more than one of anything, nor does he say much about food, but he routinely goes back again and again for these and has actually declared them his favorite. They are delicious, easy, and go great with all the soups and stews we’re still making this winter. Continue reading