Tuesday Dinner: Zucchini-Tarragon Soup

Zucchini-Tarragon Soup with Garlic-Mustard Croutons • Salad with Beets & Lentils • Levain Rolls • Lemon-Almond Cookies Herbs are everywhere. The mint from my parents’ backyard smelled so good when I was making the salad dressing last week that I asked my dad to make me a mojito when I got back from my deliveries. At the market on Sunday, Adriana had piles of basil, … Continue reading Tuesday Dinner: Zucchini-Tarragon Soup

Tuesday Dinner: Green Curry Noodle Soup with Braised Pork

Green Curry Noodle Soup with Braised Pork • Thai Vegetable Slaw • Levain Rolls • Pineapple Upside-Down Cake We started out with “one day at a time,” then after a while it was “one week at a time.” This new idea of pep-talking ourselves “one month at a time” through the rest of this shelter-in-place feels pretty awful. There are so many silver linings to … Continue reading Tuesday Dinner: Green Curry Noodle Soup with Braised Pork

Tuesday Dinner: Black Bean Tortilla

Black Bean Tortilla Soup • Green Leaf Lettuce with Radishes, Red Cabbage, and Creamy Green Dressing • Levain Rolls • Tropical Dos Leches Cake What a better week I’ve had! If anyone needs a shot of positive energy and optimism, this is the time to talk to me. I’m not in fear of immediate infection and death, I’m feeling super happy with our California government … Continue reading Tuesday Dinner: Black Bean Tortilla

Tuesday Dinner: Avgolemono

Avgolemono (Greek Chicken & Rice Soup with Lemon & Dill) • Mixed Greens with Olives, Onions, and Lemon-Mint Dressing) • Levain Rolls • Chocolate-Almond Meringues We’re all still here. Good job, us. More and more folks are wearing a mask to the grocery store, to the farmer’s market, at the gas station, and generally people are getting better at understanding what “six feet away” means. … Continue reading Tuesday Dinner: Avgolemono

Tuesday Dinner: Herbed Cream of Tomato

Herbed Cream of Tomato • Romaine with Celery, Radishes, and Celery-Mustard Dressing • Levain Rolls • Peanut Butter Cookies I understand from books and television that many folks have a nostalgic, comforting connection to cream of tomato soup. I don’t. Andy Warhol aside, I don’t find canned tomato soup to be iconically wonderful, I just think it tastes like sugar water. (Not that I’m anti-Campbell’s; … Continue reading Tuesday Dinner: Herbed Cream of Tomato

Notes & Stories: Short Attention Span

Here’s my goal for this newsletter: Mention coronavirus as little as possible. I’m sure you’re all reading the news, maybe (but probably not) as often as I am, and we all know what’s going on. I’ll try to keep this issue light, distracting, and personal—so I can trick my brain into moving away from its usual heavy, obsessive (I check a lot of maps), and … Continue reading Notes & Stories: Short Attention Span

Tuesday Dinner: Potato-Leek Soup (with all Leek’s friends)

24 March 2020 Potato-Leek (and all Leek’s friends) • Mixed Lettuces with Edible Flowers and Lemon-Fennel Dressing • Levain Rolls • Orange-Almond Biscotti Well, we made it through the first week. I had a couple of bad days over the weekend, with my worry levels through the roof, but I’m back on an even keel today, thank goodness. How about you all? I hope you’re … Continue reading Tuesday Dinner: Potato-Leek Soup (with all Leek’s friends)