I felt guilty going cross-country skiing today, instead of going to Copley Square or Logan Airport to protest Trump’s most recent outrage against American ideals and common decency (that would be the executive order on Friday targeting refugees and immigrants from select Muslim-majority countries…he’s done some horrifying stuff since then, but few people seem to […]Read more "Taking time for something good"
Here’s a very brief summary of my last six weeks: finished the fall semester (not even going to try to recap that), went home, Zach arrived, had roommate Kristine over for a few days before Christmas and went downhill skiing (and helped her get some exposure therapy for her fear of dogs), woke up Christmas […]Read more "Skiing, marching, skiing again"
I’ve probably eaten more of these than any other cookie. The real beauty of these cookies that the recipe is just a template. You can add whatever dried fruit, nuts, chocolate, or other add-ins that you like. Just pick things that go well together (Mom sent me some interesting ones with craisins, orange zest, chocolate, and […]Read more "Recipe: Oatmeal cookie variations"
I adapted this from the famous Jim Lahey/New York Times no-knead Dutch oven bread recipe. It produces an easy (if time-consuming) loaf with a hint of sourdough flavor that goes well with basically anything, but especially soup. I have wanted to buy my own enameled Dutch oven ever since. No-knead Spelt Bread Yield: one 8 […]Read more "Recipe: No-knead, Dutch oven spelt bread"
I made around Christmas time last year to go with pulled pork, and I was surprised with how well they turned out. These would be great for small-ish hamburgers as well (or you could just make 8 of them instead of 12 to accommodate larger burgers. Airy spelt dinner rolls Yield: 12 rolls Adapted from […]Read more "Recipe: Airy spelt dinner rolls"
Risotto has been a family favorite dish for a long time, and this version is a great way to use Dad’s homegrown tomatoes (many of which he chops up and freezes in quart bags for year-round use). I liked this version so much that I put in in my family recipe compilation cookbook! Tomato and […]Read more "Recipe: Tomato-sausage risotto"
I made this in the summer, when the ingredients of ratatouille are actually in season. It checked off three goals for cooking that week: finally make something from my new-edition Moosewood Cookbook, try out my house’s brand-new Instant Pot, and take advantage of seasonal produce. I cheated a little by saving the liquid that cooked […]Read more "Recipe: Slow-cooker Moosewood ratatouille"