There are 461 recipes on this site. Most are pretty simple, but a few are complex, with longer ingredient lists and a call for fancier methods and tools. I have made – and photographed – every one of these recipes, some countless times. We’ve had clear winners, disappointing losers and a handful of meh. I’ve tried my best to ensure only the winners make it to you. When I’m scratching my chin wondering what’s for dinner, these 461 recipes are the first I consult. But a funny thing has happened between the time I posted the first recipe (this one!) and the most recent (you don’t want to miss this one, trust me). [click to continue…]

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Remember how I said I’m not buying anymore cookbooks? And that I would instead cook my way through the books I already have? Well, that was a lie. My heart was in the right place when I said it. Despite our culture of continual consumerism, I’ve been working hard to use and appreciate what I already have. Read the books on my shelf. Wear the clothes in my closet. Smear the last dollop of miracle cream under my eyes before falling prey to the claims of tomorrow’s youth-preserving serums. [click to continue…]

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Gone Fishing

April 23, 2014 · 4 comments

We just returned from a vacation that had been planned a year in advance. I had more than 365 days to look forward to relaxing on the beaches of Aruba with a book (this one, to be exact) while my children dug holes in the sand with their cousins a few feet away; to wading in glassy turquoise water looking for tiny silver fish; to sleeping late then cuddling in bed with the boys well past our usual breakfast hour; to having no idea what time it was and not caring; to being off-the-grid and in-the-moment. [click to continue…]

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