As a kid growing up in California, I never had heard of okra much less tried it. The first time I ate it was (I think?) in a friend’s gumbo and my first reactions were (sad to say) a little confused and not terribly supportive of the weirdly slimy vegetable. But! Then, I moved to… Read More Sunday Ingredient: Okra
Summer in Georgia is HOT. Like, really hot. And, humid. As a result, cooking anything seems to make me just feel hotter. I love roasting things from chickpeas to potatoes and beyond but that just feels far too heat-producing these days. At the same time, I’ve been experiencing salad-boredom, a condition I routinely feel in… Read More For the Love of Cauliflower
Just a quick reminder to myself that I LOVE this recipe: Garlic and Potato Soup. Super easy, hearty, and delicious.
Yesterday was the BF’s birthday and while I gave him his present, we had to spend the whole day at my graduation. We had a lot of fun–including family, friends, beer, wine, sun, and snacks. Plus, we brought the pup and he is always good company. However, we didn’t have much time to celebrate his… Read More Breakfasts, Birthdays, and Beyond
I’ve long felt that one of the best parts (maybe even then best part) of being a grown-up is having dessert for dinner. I realized this perk near the end of college when I was living with my best friend in Washington D.C. While we ate a lot of soup and rice and I imagine… Read More Dessert for Dinner: Chocolate Coconut Mousse
Yesterday, I defended my dissertation (successfully!). It was a stressful but exciting two hours, which marked the culmination of six years of graduate work. Today, I was alternately exhausted, elated, confused, and sleepy. And so in the wake of my defense, we made soup. Specifically, the BF and I made tomato-basil soup and it was… Read More Yesterday defense, Today Soup
So the socca turned out to be AMAZING and so very delicious and light and just good. The first pic is the Socca (which I am now going to make ALL the time) sprinkled with sea salt. The second pic is my dinner: salad with the slow roasted tomatoes and socca.