A spring risotto and a pot to stir

Spring risotto with asparagus, leeks and chevre

I tend to enjoy cooking projects that facilitate day-dreaming. Tasks that involve a a rhythm of sorts, a lulling repetition that begs the mind to wander — chopping,¬†kneading — though I think pot stirring is best since you don’t run the danger of chopping your fingers off. Perhaps it’s because I’m lazy at heart and […]

Squash, Chickpea and Feta Quesadillas

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The other day we took the bus to Flushing. We kept glimpsing it across the bay on our evening walk along the water. Noticing it because of the peculiar way it always seemed to be illuminated in a sunbeam while everything around it was ensconced¬†in gloom. If that alone wasn’t enough to intrigue our curiosity […]

Sweet Corn and Barley-otto

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Starting around late August, the days start to take on a certain sweetness. The light begins to soften, the landscape moves to the muted mauves and golds of late summer’s wildflowers. And in the twilight air, when the sky turns pastel and the first stars appear on the horizon, there is a certain chill that […]