Roasted Carrots and Beets with Tahini-Miso Dip

“January’s okay. I like it in fact. It’s the proper winter month.” Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall O Winter! Ruler of the inverted year, I crown thee kind of intimate delights, fireside enjoyments, home-born happiness, and all the comforts that the lovely roof of undisturbed retirement, and the hours of long uninterrupted evening, know.” William Cowper January is […]


When it comes down to it, the impoverished have traditionally been the ones who really know how to eat. Their food, free of fussiness and pretension, devoid of extravagance, is food that is real:  just basic, wholesome ingredients, prepared simply and humbly, prepared from necessity, crafted out of thrift. Food pared down to its very heart and soul. […]

A few good things

It’s been a good week. It wasn’t that any one thing happened that was particularly spectacular or extraordinary. Indeed, in most ways, the week was as ordinary as any other in my life –  I went to work, I washed the dishes, did the laundry.   It was more that, throughout the week, there was […]