This is mostly about books I’ve read recently, but a few recent conversations with my dad reminded me of a few older ones that I felt like writing about. So: The Magicians, by Lev Grossman I had just started reading this when I wrote the last post about books, after seeing it on various lists of must-read […]Read more "Books, old and new"
This is a relatively easy summer (or any time of year) dessert that I’ve made several times in the last few months, but never with an entirely consistent recipe or while taking photos. This version turned out pretty well, I think. Almonds complement stone fruit like cherries, apricots, and peaches very nicely, so having them […]Read more "Recipe: Cherry-almond crisp"
I just finished a book (more info below) and I felt so motivated by doing so that I wanted to write about all the books I’ve read since the last post about books. I also don’t want this to just be a blog about recipes, because I generally do a lot of other stuff with […]Read more "Recent books, mid-July edition"
I ran out of bread again, and rather than buy some at the store, I decided to try making my own again. This time, I decided to use a popular recipe intended for spelt flour rather than modifying a wheat bread recipe, hoping that the result would be a lighter loaf (my crusty boules were very […]Read more "Recipe: Simple spelt bread"
After making the recipe for stuffed grape leaves (aka dolmas) from A Feast of Ice and Fire last week, we still had about half the grape leaves I had prepared left over, so my mother and I drained the water off them as best we could, shoved them into resealable bags, and left them in the fridge […]Read more "Dolmas, take 2 (+ haydari recipe)"
I really had lavender + cooking on the brain a few days ago for some reason. Probably because I decided out of nowhere to try making an iced London Fog (that’s an Earl Grey tea latte made with steamed milk and a splash of vanilla syrup, or vanilla + sugar in my case) and added […]Read more "Recipe: Rustic lemon-lavender teabread"
Just wanted to share a cool (for a very particular definition of cool) website I found a while ago and have been browsing sections of occasionally: The Phrontistery, a resource for weird and rare words (the name comes from Greek and means “thinking place”). Here are a few of my favorites: ipsographic (adj., recorded use […]Read more "Cool words"