young tomatoes
Gardening

Summer Garden: Transplanting

By On 03.22.11

My favorite movie as a kid was The Secret Garden, and I always imagined I could be Mary with the secret key, walking among delicate vines and an abundance of flowers...… Read More

minestrone
Recipes

Winter Minestrone

By On 03.1.11

I followed all caramelizing protocol and it became a bubbling, savory pot that blankets all chills and rids any thoughts of misery.… Read More

thinned seedlings
Gardening

Garden Project: Thinning Seedlings

By On 02.11.11

It’s been about 4 weeks since I started my little seeds. After one week, their petite leaves popped up from their snug mossy havens, and I could barely distinguish the different varieties… Read More

sprouting seeds
Gardening

Garden Project: Sprouting Seeds

By On 02.2.11

Stocking up on Seeds While tuned into the Cooking Channel one day, I heard the story of the Sustainable Seed Co. Based about 45 miles outside of San Francisco, their philosophy is… Read More

Raised Garden Bed
Gardening

Garden Project: Building a Raised Bed

By On 01.22.11

Up until now I’ve been growing my herbs and veggies in pots, and they’ve done really well. But I have a dozen different seeds in the works and would like to upgrade… Read More

empty_bed
Gardening

Garden Project: From the Beginning

By On 01.17.11

So here we go, Spring. I’m ready for you. I’ve researched your temperaments, I’ve plotted my approach. I’ve scheduled my time to fit yours but how I will take full advantage of… Read More

herb wreath
Memoirs

Fresh Herb Wreath

By On 11.27.10

Rosemary, sage, thyme, oregano, mint—these are the scents of the season. We use them to marinate, toss around in oil and roast, or simmer gently on the stove. No matter how they… Read More

frittata
Breakfast

Caramelized Onion, Smoked Ham & Gruyère Frittata

By On 10.19.10

Fluffy eggs, creamy cheese, smokey ham, caramelized onions. The ultimate frittata.… Read More

herbed egg salad
Lunch

Herb Egg Salad

By On 04.15.10

Tangy mayo speckled with herbs and paprika, piled on soft seven-grain bread, layered with red onion slivers, cucumber and crisp romaine.… Read More

Christmas Cookies
Entertaining

Christmas cookies – Italian style

By On 12.23.09

12 days of Christmas is REALLY just an excuse to make 12 different varieties of cookies...… Read More