Several months ago, I asked my Dad to build a Little Free Library. I’d seen a few around our town and a couple in our neighborhood and thought it would be a fun addition to our house too. The Little Libraries are small boxes that act as free libraries for passersby. There’s always an assortment of books that you are free to take to read … Continue reading Our Little Library
The title of this post comes from a lactation consultant I saw shortly after Oliver was born. It made me laugh at the time, but when you think about all a women’s body goes through during conception, pregnancy and delivery, it really is a super power to grow a baby for 40 weeks and deliver that child in to the world. Growing a human is … Continue reading I Grow Humans…What’s Your Superpower?
I have a deep love for roasted bone marrow. I had it for the first time at a bar in San Francisco with toasted brioche bread and it is pure fatty, unctuous deliciousness. It is one of those things that is meant to be a very occasional treat, because, well, its pretty much pure fat. But, oh my, does it taste good. There are several … Continue reading Roasted Bone Marrow
Right now, my garden is an explosion of chard. It was growing well before we took our vacation to Maine at the end of June, but upon returning, everything in the garden just exploded in green! It’s now more than I can keep up with so I’m trying to find all the chard recipes I can, especially ones that preserve some of that green goodness … Continue reading Chard Pesto
As mentioned in a previous post, I’ve made a pork themed meal for my husband’s birthday for several years running now. Its always fun to come up with a different concept each year and think through the recipes for each of the courses. Last year’s surprise party was so much fun that I decided to do a scaled down version for a small group of … Continue reading Menu Planning: Toby’s Backyard Birthday BBQ
For Toby’s birthday breakfast, I started us out on a pretty decadent note with one of his favorite sweets – Nutella. I used products from our local dairy, South Mountain Creamery, to create this delicious breakfast treat. Typically for French toast, I like to use thick slices of bread – about 1 inch thick – as they hold up to the egg/milk soak better. Since … Continue reading Nutella-Stuffed French Toast
Toby and I recently returned from a wonderful week spent in Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island on the southern coast of Maine. We’ll be celebrating our fifth year wedding anniversary this fall, and we wanted to get away to celebrate, but since the baby is due in November, we moved up our plans to make it a summer trip. My parents were graciously … Continue reading Dining on Mount Desert Island
When I first celebrated my husband’s birthday in 2009, we were dating nearly a year, so I felt I knew him pretty well, especially his love of pork. Since I love to cook, I thought a fitting gift was to cook him a really special dinner. As I was brainstorming ideas on what to serve, I had the idea to challenge myself with creating a … Continue reading From Divine Swine to Backyard BBQ
Making chive blossom vinegar is one of my favorite signs of spring. It produces such a beautifully pink color that I absolutely love. And it just could not be any easier to make! I start off by picking the chive blossoms when they are in full bloom. If your blossoms bloom at different times, start with a critical mass, then add the remaining blossoms when … Continue reading Chive Blossom Vinegar
There has been a bit of a lull in posts lately. I’d love to say that I’ve been so busy in the kitchen whipping up amazing, delicious meals that I just didn’t have time to write them all up. But, I’ve been a bit tired lately and any extra time that I get to myself is usually spent napping these days. But, all for good … Continue reading Half Pint Garden is expanding!