Category Archives: Seasonal

Feeling Kaki for Thanksgiving

  Kaki, or persimmons, are in full season right now. The orange glossy skin is such a cheerful sight in the markets – it is one of the fruits that are still purely seasonal. You can only find it around

Feeling Kaki for Thanksgiving

  Kaki, or persimmons, are in full season right now. The orange glossy skin is such a cheerful sight in the markets – it is one of the fruits that are still purely seasonal. You can only find it around

Big Thoughts with Small Things and Two Apple Recipes

  As I come to know our new surroundings, our new adopted city and our new home, I quietly revel in the calm bliss of being back in the States. All of the things I missed about the U.S. are

Big Thoughts with Small Things and Two Apple Recipes

  As I come to know our new surroundings, our new adopted city and our new home, I quietly revel in the calm bliss of being back in the States. All of the things I missed about the U.S. are

Eating in Brittany

As we drive into Dinard, the salty winds sweep into the car from the cracked window. It is late afternoon and the covered skies are turning lavender and pink. Our car swings around the ocean-front road and the sea opens

Eating in Brittany

As we drive into Dinard, the salty winds sweep into the car from the cracked window. It is late afternoon and the covered skies are turning lavender and pink. Our car swings around the ocean-front road and the sea opens

Cod with Porcini Mushrooms and Lentils

My son is not crazy about mushrooms. Even in his favorite dishes, he will pick out a mushroom with stoic determination and remove it from his fork-path. But mushrooms have great texture – slippery, soft, silky, tender – and a

Cod with Porcini Mushrooms and Lentils

My son is not crazy about mushrooms. Even in his favorite dishes, he will pick out a mushroom with stoic determination and remove it from his fork-path. But mushrooms have great texture – slippery, soft, silky, tender – and a

Green Plum Tea Cakes

    Today we are flying back home. Back to California. So excited to pack, to prepare, to think about seeing surfers on Malibu, Magnus wanted to make something – to bring home something special for his Uncle. And his

Green Plum Tea Cakes

    Today we are flying back home. Back to California. So excited to pack, to prepare, to think about seeing surfers on Malibu, Magnus wanted to make something – to bring home something special for his Uncle. And his

Scallops with Grilled Peaches in Tarragon and Pine Nut Sauce

Beautiful peaches of summer. For me, Saturn peaces contain the most delicate and subtle flavor when ripe. It is great raw, with its fuzzy skin removed. It is also fantastic when cooked – roasted, fried, or simply grilled – the

Scallops with Grilled Peaches in Tarragon and Pine Nut Sauce

Beautiful peaches of summer. For me, Saturn peaces contain the most delicate and subtle flavor when ripe. It is great raw, with its fuzzy skin removed. It is also fantastic when cooked – roasted, fried, or simply grilled – the

Black Raspberry Yogurt with Wheat Germ

      Today, the skies are cloudless. It is hot and dry, and in the morning, the air is still crisp. This afternoon, we will go for a picnic at the park with friends, and I am already thinking

Black Raspberry Yogurt with Wheat Germ

      Today, the skies are cloudless. It is hot and dry, and in the morning, the air is still crisp. This afternoon, we will go for a picnic at the park with friends, and I am already thinking