A crunchy spicy salad

Green Apple, Fennel and Celeriac with Lime, Chili and Mint

And all of a sudden it’s spring. I had been wondering how it would happen here – or if it would at all. Because what I’m used to, spending most of my adult life in places buried under snow for at least four months out of the year, is a spring that comes on so [...]

Queen’s Salad

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I’ve been thinking about my Grandmother’s shoes. Millie’s shoes. They were gold, shaped like ballet slippers. And the toes were covered in jewels – rubies and emeralds and diamonds (not really, but really) that glittered in the light. They were the most fantastic shoes I had ever seen.  She called them the queen’s shoes. Because when you wear them, she [...]

Gazpacho, Salad and Enjoyment

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Life has felt surreal lately. Dreamlike. For one, everything feels so ahead of itself – the blackberries already hanging heavy off the brambles in the backyard, the goldenrod brushing the meadows with its signature hue and the delicate heads of Queen Anne’s lace looking every which way. It took me a minute to pin down [...]