Mini Clementine Cakes

I was working on a Lunar New Year menu and browsing Woks of Life (an excellent Chinese cooking blog if you're interested!) when I came across these. Given that I already had the ingredients and that a citrus dessert sounded like a perfect winter treat, I decided to add these in with our more traditional... Continue Reading →

White Bean & Tiny Pasta Soup

This is the easiest soup and one of my favorite family recipe soups. In our family cookbook, it's attributed to by Aunt Townley. It's the one my mom makes for me if I'm not feeling well (or that I steal out of her fridge any time I see it). It's another one of those things... Continue Reading →

So Long 2021!

Here we are with our end of the year blog roundup/look back tradition. 2021 was another weird year... Pandemic things were better, kind of, maybe?? A lot one step forwards, two steps back... We were privileged enough to be vaccinated in late December of 2020, along with many other American frontline healthcare workers, but anxiously... Continue Reading →

Miso e Cacio e Pepe

Circling back to September's Cookbook Club selection for this one. I knew I wanted to make this as soon as we opened the book, but just hadn't gotten to it yet. I'm glad we finally did! This was easy to bring together and used ingredients that we already had on hand. (Although we may keep... Continue Reading →

THE Chocolate Chip Cookies

Today is the day folks! We're finally blogging Selim's chocolate chip cookies, as we've been threatening since the beginning of this blog. Selim has been perfecting his chocolate cookies for years, and he finally has it down. There's a reason for everything. Obviously, perfect is in the eyes of the beholder, but he's tweaked it... Continue Reading →

Maine 2021

Eastern Promenade, Portland, ME We haven't had a travel post in a really long, well, because we haven't gone anywhere in a long time! Thanks global pandemic. Remember back in March of 2020, when there were a few days where no one knew what to do or what was going to happen? It seemed like... Continue Reading →

Spicy Pasta alla Norma with Sausage

We're definitely adding Joshua McFadden's Six Seasons to our list of favorite cookbooks. And this recipe may just be our favorite one (so far) from there! We've been getting these gorgeous fairy-tale eggplants from our Farm Share this summer and, not being super experienced eggplant-ers, have been trying new ways to enjoy them. Not only... Continue Reading →

Blackberry Shrub

I am a vinegar lover, but if you're not, this might not be the drink for you. Both my dad and Selim were not fans, thinking it was too sharp. But I found it refreshing and a delicious summer drink! While you do need to start making it about a full week in advance, it... Continue Reading →

Muzzie’s Dip

I've been trying and coming up short of what exactly to write for this post. So let me start by copying and pasting what I wrote on social media not long after her death. Yesterday, we celebrated the life of my amazing grandmother. She was a mother to seven, grandmother to 23, and great-grandmother to... Continue Reading →

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