Monthly Archives: January 2011

Butternut Pecan Soup

Josh is a huge fan of any soup. OK, not quite any soup (red pepper millet soup didn’t quite make the grade) but pretty darn close to it. It’s a hard say what’s his favorite, but this butternut soup is … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Carbonara

In the summer of 1978, my parents took the entire family on a two month trip to Europe. We landed in Rome late in the evening, and by the time we arrived at Zia Bruna’s house, we were exhausted, disheveled, … Continue reading

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Morning Cake

Milk in the batter! Milk in the batter! We bake cake! And nothing’s the matter! Maurice Sendak’s In the Night Kitchen is certainly a strange and wonderful (and for some controversial) children’s book, in which Mickey, awakened at night by … Continue reading


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Rolled-up Pancakes

I am not sure when or why crepes became a standard Sunday morning breakfast in our household–I do know, though, that it was long enough ago that we called them “rolled-up pancakes” for clarity’s sake. Crepes are one of those … Continue reading

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The Lowly Meatball

Meatballs of any variety are a major hit in our household. What they accompany is entirely secondary. In fact, not too long ago, Josh declared that an enormous bowl of meatballs would be a perfectly adequate dinner–actually, he called it … Continue reading

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With and For and Around….

All of my children are at home in the kitchen, but it is my middle-born, Joshua, who takes greatest pleasure in cooking with me. Over the past couple of years, cooking good food, eating good food, and talking about good … Continue reading

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