Recipe Thursday: Creamy Beans & Barley en Brodo with Roasted Cauliflower

You just read that title twice, didn’t you, because it instantly sounds soooooo good. If you are on lockdown and need some magickal, relatively healthy, homey food – don’t fret. If you are out and about in the countryside (where here it is still pretty chilly), this will warm you up. If you are justContinue reading “Recipe Thursday: Creamy Beans & Barley en Brodo with Roasted Cauliflower”

Recipe Thursday: Moroccan Lamb Tagine with Dried Plums and Almonds

Happy Spring! It’s not a sunny new Spring day here but it is Spring! Tonite will mark the even but ascendant time of the sun and sky – renewal, birth, cycles of new growth. And like all new babies, the earth needs tending to – nourishment, immune strengthening, and extra care. We’ve been ignoring theContinue reading “Recipe Thursday: Moroccan Lamb Tagine with Dried Plums and Almonds”

Recipe Thursday: Patatas a lo Pobre

We succumbed to the romanticism of Spain, for sure, even before we got to spend a month there 10 years ago (a very telling 10 years as we suspected halfway through our trip that we were pregnant – ‘my baby loves this Spanish wine!’, ‘my baby loves morcilla!’) – we read Chris Stewart’s Driving OverContinue reading “Recipe Thursday: Patatas a lo Pobre”

Recipe Thursday: Best Ever Brownies

I kid you not. A magickal space between fudge and cake exists and it is in these brownies…when you are feeling sad or needy or have a deep chocolatey sweet tooth urging you to find the happy place, or even if you are in a lovely appreciative-of-all-the-worlds-gifts kind of mood – this will exalt youContinue reading “Recipe Thursday: Best Ever Brownies”

Recipe: Cheddar Bread Pudding

What to do with leftover bread? This is never a problem for us – we have many lovely uses. We cube and make croutons (just bake with olive oil, s&p, maybe herbs until crispy), we freeze for later for stuffings and bread puddings or even just Pappa al Pomodoro (Tuscan tomato bread soup – freshContinue reading “Recipe: Cheddar Bread Pudding”

Rock Bottom Recipe: Winter Fish Pie

The cold crisp days desire a lot of one-pot hearty meals. And we supply. To be honest, I was hoping to be a little snowed-in this season because I have a lot of reading and writing to do (between my own PhD dissertation, tutoring, teaching assistance, and as a recent art agent, I somehow haveContinue reading “Rock Bottom Recipe: Winter Fish Pie”

Rock Bottom Recipe: Rock Bottom Lentils

Just in time for weekend planning – we’ll start a little tradition that every Thursday or Friday a recipe will be posted. Dishes that quintessentially make up our household. We are omnivores but I am quite skilled at turning many dishes into vegan or GF (feel free to ask if you don’t see correlating substitutionsContinue reading “Rock Bottom Recipe: Rock Bottom Lentils”