Family Dinner: Madeleine L’Engle’s thoughts (and a few of my own)

My family just returned from a week at our friends’ house in Virginia. They live in a little town outside Charlottesville, right in the middle of beautiful farms and many wineries. We tubed down the James, toured a cave, visited a winery and a brewery, took walks along a stream, and shared dinner around the […]

A quick quote

I hope to bring this blog out of neglect in the next few weeks as spring gets closer and thoughts turn to gardens, the outdoors, and the reappearance of local produce after this long, cold winter. I did want to share with you, though, something I read this evening in As Always Julia, The Letters […]

quotable Tuesday: accepting what’s seasonal

I reluctantly came to the conclusion that I needed to start cooking like a French person, forcing myself to go to the market without any idea of what I would make and simply cooking with the ingredients I found there. It was like jumping off a cliff and it was scary, but it was exciting, […]