Remembering Tuscany : Schiacciata all’uva

When I think of Tuscany, I think of the light. It illuminated dark corners of uneven cobblestones with a preternatural glow. Staring through my bedroom window as it cast out on the Arno River, I registered hundreds of variations of yellow, orange and gold. Especially at sunrise and sunset, the light seemed to pulse, as…… Continue reading Remembering Tuscany : Schiacciata all’uva

A hearty herb : Gemelli with roasted cauliflower and rosemary

Rosemary reminds me of a favorite pair of blue jeans, or that one ex-boyfriend from high school who was always so nice to you, even after you broke his heart. It’s an herb I’ve grown to view in cooking as stable, hearty and reliable. It also does well withstanding the beating that most ingredients take…… Continue reading A hearty herb : Gemelli with roasted cauliflower and rosemary

A deep orange : Carrot soup with coconut and ginger

Fall is finally here, although today promises highs in the 80’s. I can finally fall asleep with my window open and wake-up to the cacophony of mixed bird chatter, the chilly morning air clinging to my cheeks. Every year I relish the feeling of throwing on another layer before stepping out into the brisk, dew-soaked…… Continue reading A deep orange : Carrot soup with coconut and ginger