Category: Food



Dinner with the work crew at Borough. IMG_5620

Salmon with Beets & Blinis.


Pork Belly with Butternut Squash & Sage.


Tuna with Salsa Verde and Salt Cod Beignet.


Monkfish with White Beans.


Short Rib with Horseradish Mashed Potatoes.

My oh my, did I forget a photo of the Chocolate Dessert?



Impromptu Popovers


Daughter and I  made Popovers yesterday. We were home because school was canceled. She got a cookbook, Pretend Soup, for Christmas and it’s been a big hit. She “reads” the recipes and asks if we have all the ingredients. For most of them we’ve missing one thing: Apple Juice concentrate; zucchini; or a soup packet. But we had everything for the Popovers. And I love Popovers.

They were so easy! The book gives provides one set of directions for the adult and photos to follow along for the kids. There are tips and suggestions to get the child involved, such as brushing the muffin tin with melted butter. Daughter is a whiz at cracking eggs and whisking, so this was really simple. Mom is not so good at the mess that gets made, but I just remind myself that I can clean it up, I can clean it up.

Thirty minutes later we pulled the pan of Popovers out of the oven and immediately we each ate two of them (they’re small). They are so good. Especially right out of the oven.

School is closed again today, but Grandpa is coming down to watch Daughter. It is 12 degrees below zero right now, but the high today is 1 above. Tomorrow the high is 4 above. Will they have school tomorrow?

If not, I need to load up on eggs so we can bake more popovers!


Friday Five


I’m listing again, folks. Aren’t I always listing? At least I think I am. Anyway, to celebrate the official beginning of Summer, and really, Summer just showed up here, I want to know your five favorite foods of summer. Ready? Here goes:

1. Local Strawberries

2. Grilled Corn

3. Fresh Mint on or in just about anything (can you say lemonade?)

4. Popsicles (preferably on the front steps with my favorite girl)

5. Brats on the Grill

Now your turn…. What are your five favorite foods of summer?


Another Friday

photo from SkiptomyLou….

… these Fridays keep sneaking up on me! The week is crazy, with swimming and yoga and soccer and softball, oh, and work,  that suddenly it’s Friday. Daughter and I are heading to the beach again, in what has become a Friday tradition. And I’m excited. Then it’s the 4th next week… there will be parades and stars and stripes and maybe, just maybe, some fireworks.

Meanwhile, a few things I’ve found while surfing this week.

Love these posters, I think Daughter would too.

I love this site.… makes me health-hungry!


I want to make this.

And I can’t believe she’s gone.… makes me sad.


Sunday Dinner…

Grilled Chicken Breasts with Shallots, Cherries and Arugula.

Life has been crazy lately. We’ve been to the beach, to the pool, to the park.

We’ve had friends over. We’ve had family over.

I’ve been running and biking and swimming and working.

There’s been weeding and mowing and more than enough laundry.

And there’s been reading and reading and more reading.

And very little writing.

But I’ll get there soon. Really. Because it won’t leave me alone.

On to Monday…


Friday…. Brunch Five!

Finally, it’s the weekend.

It’s been a long week. Among other things, we dealt with an ear infection, a rash, long work hours, tight deadlines, almost a missed deadline (with the reminder to ALWAYS check the deadline yourself, not what you hear), brunch with grandparents and cousins, a great night at the playground with neighbors, a bit of trike riding and a whole lot of laughing.

We’re heading to a weekend that includes a running race and brunch with friends, dinner with the girls for Jen’s birthday and a Sunday with absolutely no plans. Did I type that right? Absolutely. no. Plans.


All that brings me back to …. a Friday Five. It’s been a while. But since it’s on my mind…

You’re five favorite brunch foods. Seriously, it’s that simple.

1. Tracy’s Cheesy Potatoes
2. Bagels with Cream Cheese & Lox
3. Strawberries
4. Shrimp Cocktail with Spicy Cocktail Sauce
5. Mimosas

What about you?


Birthday Cookies

This weekend we celebrated Daughter’s third birthday with the family. I wanted a project/game/craft that would work for all ages at the party. There were grandparents and cousins and an aunt and uncle. What could work for everyone? I finally decided on decorating cookies. The theme of the party was Trains and I found these awesome train cookie cutters on Amazon. I made the cookies the day before, with Daughter’s help, and then we decorated at the party.