Tuesday Dinner: Corn Chowder

Corn Chowder • Romaine with Cherry Tomatoes, Croutons, and Blue Cheese • Levain Rolls • Strawberry Sponge Cake I had the most pleasant half hour yesterday. I came home from work (i.e. walked back from my parents’ house), and my kids wouldn’t let me in the house. Harper brought me a glass of wine, Poppy brought me the Nintendo Switch, and I got to sit … Continue reading Tuesday Dinner: Corn Chowder

Tuesday Dinner: Gazpacho

Gazpacho • Romaine with Roasted Potatoes, Corn, and Pimentón Vinaigrette • Levain Rolls • Whole Wheat-Walnut Sablées Hello friends! It felt good to cook again—I don’t think any of you guys would believe how little cooking I did over the last eight weeks. We’ve been eating takeout and convenience foods, with occasional rescues of real food from my parents. Last weekend, the kids and I … Continue reading Tuesday Dinner: Gazpacho

Tuesday Dinner: Zucchini, Corn & Basil

Zucchini, Corn & Basil Soup • Lettuces with Radishes, Cucumbers, and Green Goddess Dressing • Levain Rolls • Warm Apricot Cake with Poured Cream Well folks, summer is officially here. School’s out, the solstice has come and gone, it’s hot as heck, and wild plums are ripening all over the Valley. We’re all learning how to negotiate this new reality, full of virus protocols and … Continue reading Tuesday Dinner: Zucchini, Corn & Basil

Tuesday Dinner: Kale & Mushroom Gumbo

Kale & Mushroom Gumbo • Romaine with Marinated Zucchini & Lemon-Garlic Dressing • Levain Rolls • Yellow Cake with Whipped Chocolate Ganache The world’s falling apart; we’re going to make a better world. Everything’s come to a halt; life is still going on. My emotions are cycling through rage, grief, hope, love, resignation, despair, celebration, exhaustion. Is everyone reeling from the events of the last … Continue reading Tuesday Dinner: Kale & Mushroom Gumbo

Tuesday Dinner: Golden Vegetable Chowder

Golden Vegetable Chowder with Pepper Relish • Red Butter Lettuce with Tomatoes & Point Reyes Blue Cheese • Levain Rolls • Chocolate-Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies I’m so angry. It feels so wrong to come up with chatty, pleasant, distracting words to say about dinner when I’m filled with so much rage at the racism of our country. Rage doesn’t do much good until it translates … Continue reading Tuesday Dinner: Golden Vegetable Chowder

Tuesday Dinner: Curried Lentil with Turmeric Yogurt

Curried Lentil & Tomato with Cauliflower and Turmeric Yogurt • All Green Salad with Tahini Dressing • Levain Rolls • Cardamom Cream Cheese with Kiwis It is so hard to wear a mask all day when it’s ninety degrees outside. I’m not going to not wear one, of course, but I might have to complain about it now and then. And when it’s hot like … Continue reading Tuesday Dinner: Curried Lentil with Turmeric Yogurt

Tuesday Dinner: Soupe au Pistou

Soupe au Pistou (French vegetable soup with white beans & pesto) • Lettuce & Arugula with Watermelon and Lemon-Honey Dressing • Levain Rolls • Soft Amaretti I don’t have any summer trips planned to the south of France, and I’m pretty sure you don’t either, but let’s all pretend for a minute, shall we? When you think “Provence,” maybe you think of Peter Mayle’s three-hour-long … Continue reading Tuesday Dinner: Soupe au Pistou

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