Post Haste

What are you doing reading this? Seriously, go to your kitchen, find two pounds of fruit, and scroll down to the recipe. I’ve made it twice in as many days. I’m prepared to wager that this crumble is the nearest thing to fruit-dessert-perfection that I’ve ever made. It’s pretty clear from my recipe log on … More Post Haste

In search of autumn

I wrote a guest blog post for my friend Kate’s awesome blog Haricot! Her blog focuses on local, sustainable, New England eating, and while I don’t live in New England any more (::sob::), I have the same sorts of foods available here in the Midwest, and the same sort of appreciation for local, sustainable, farmers-market-centred … More In search of autumn

A long time coming

Back last spring, my sister and her stepdaughter Malia needed to go to Palm Springs … for a cheerleading competition. Setting aside the fact that I saw more glittery eyeshadow that weekend than in the rest of my life combined, it was a fantastic weekend. Palm Springs is an odd little place. There are lots … More A long time coming

From the dead

I didn’t mention it last week, but happiness is also being able to breathe and smell properly. Leave it to me to go all winter without so much as the sniffles, only to get a summer virus that wouldn’t let go. A box of tissues and 873 cups of tea later, I actually feel human. … More From the dead

Pomegranate Granita

Pomegranate Granita This would probably also be delicious with ½ cup of the pomegranate replaced with lime juice. My apologies for an unwieldy recipe. 2 ½ cups pomegranate juice (if making fresh, from about 10 medium pomegranates—see below) ¾ cup water (or diluted juice—see below) ¾ cup sugar 2 tablespoons good-tasting vodka To extract the … More Pomegranate Granita

Peach-Bourbon Sorbet

Peach-Bourbon Sorbet Adapted from The Perfect Scoop If you don’t like the taste of bourbon, you may want to halve the total amount in the recipe; it’s not terribly strong, but it does have an assertive flavor. 2 lbs fresh, ripe yellow peaches (freestone are easiest to deal with) 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup granulated sugar … More Peach-Bourbon Sorbet