Rhubarb cinnamon pie

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My Mom is not the sort of woman people think of as strong.  Possibly, this is because of the way she looks: she is a tiny woman, almost to the point of frailness. She wears an expression of perpetual worry and confusion, as though she is always lost.  She carries three sorts of footwear and least [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]