Book Club Tuesday: Every Day is Saturday

Unlike the Dowager Countess of Downtown Abbey, we all know exactly what a weekend is! From it’s first blush on Saturday morning with a coffee and the newspaper to it’s late-night frenzy on Sunday when things are being organized for the week ahead. Weekends often mean we Continue reading

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Book Club Tuesday: Ruffage

While many parents would use the threat of vitamin or nutrient deficiency to cajole their kids into eating their fruits and vegetables, my mom always told us to “eat up, you need the ruffage!” So, I suppose this is how Abra Berens‘ new cookbook, Ruffage, came to catch my eye. And, while reading through the rich stories Continue reading

Book Club Tuesday: Bento Power

Bento originates from a culture where ritual and presentation plays an important part of daily life, and where a lot of focus and energy goes into producing, cooking, eating, and talking about food. A bento is a neatly packed portion of food you take with you to work or school, prepared at home or bought ready-made on your way to work. (9)

I can picture my first lunchbox now in all its glory: a canary yellow plastic lunchbox with a Cabbage Patch sticker on it and with a matching thermos inside. As a parent I can see the strategy in giving your child a cool lunchbox — it will make lunch Continue reading

Book Club Friday Fun Edition: Let Me Feed You

My hope is that you’ll find recipes in this book as delicious and satisfying as they are straightforward and achievable. (3)

Cooking is a language that I speak fluently. Like Rosie Daykin, I use that language to say things to those around me. I want people to taste the effort, taste the love. And, part of being able to cook for someone isn’t about showing off the latest culinary technique or hard-to-find ingredient it’s all about making food that’s Continue reading