Braised Fennel Wedges with Saffron and Tomato

Fennel, you’ve grown on me. The girl who avoided anything anise-flavored and  tasted her way through several chocolates in Vienna before realizing with great disappointment that, yes, they’re nearly all filled with marzipan;… Continue reading

Duck Fat Sazeracs

The word ‘fat’ can be scary to people. ‘Duck fat’ may not be much better. But let’s try and repress those I can’t believe it’s not butter! years (because now I totally believe)… Continue reading

Slow-Roasted Lamb Shoulder with White Beans and Olive Tapenade

I have to be careful what I email Danny. Sometimes I bookmark recipes I find online or I star them on Google Reader (not for much longer), but I email a lot of… Continue reading

Shout Out to Our Balcony + French Press

A light lace of spiderwebs hugged the rail, and yet, my balcony welcomed me back yesterday. I took a seat with a couple of cookbooks and a beer for company. It was breezy,… Continue reading

Buckwheat Pancakes

Meet our pancake of the moment, making Saturdays better for a couple weeks now. They look a little different from what we’re used to. Buckwheat flour stains the edges purple and blue around… Continue reading

Gianduja (Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread)

Perhaps my favorite thing about this gianduja— besides it being a rustic, homemade Nutella — is discovering it hardens when drizzled over ice cream, just like Magic Shell. It is absolutely perfect over… Continue reading

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