Training Wheels


clockwise from top left: string cheese with za’atar; salad of arugula, nectarine, gorgonzola, tomato, balsamic glaze, freshly ground pepper, and lime juice; greek olive hummus with freshly ground pepper (whole wheat pita not pictured).

It’s been brought to my attention that on the hottest day of the year, my Snow Day Pancakes post remained the most recent, and that just can’t stand.

I’ve been cooking more than last year (when I became obsessed with a martial art and everything else in my life was thrown by the wayside), but I certainly haven’t been making lunches on a regular basis, and I haven’t found the time to enjoy photographing food like I used to.

Friday a friend and I sat in the courtyard of a nearby building with our lunches. The trees offered welcome shade on a hot day, and despite the sounds of construction, it was lovely and relaxing. This lunch (above) felt like a bento with training wheels to me (the comparison isn’t perfect… I can’t imagine forgetting how to ride a bike), but renewed momentum has to start somewhere.


courtyard canopy

Flashback: Summer 2009 (Part 1)


I’ve been missing my family’s cabin of late… I didn’t make it up there in 2010. I recently went looking on an external drive for photos for some friends and realized that I have hoards of food photos from the past couple of years that I never posted. So, here is a taste of summer as it exists at my favorite place in the whole world. Everything’s a little rustic at the cabin. Cooking is done on the grill or on a propane stove, by the light of a kerosene lantern once the sun goes down. I can think of nothing more wonderful than cooking and eating and hiking and swimming and sleeping and waking up and doing more of all of it. This is living.







Recent Food Files

rice salad
Rice salad: brown rice, zucchini (CSA), heirloom purple carrots (farmers market), broccoli (farmers market), black krim tomatoes (garden), red zebra tomatoes (garden), sungold tomatoes (garden), flat leaf parsley (garden), and wild arugula/arugula blossoms (garden)
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