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Monthly Archives: April 2010

Bread, Cheese, Tomatoes – 3 ways

Written on April 19, 2010 at 10:00 am, by | 4 Comments

Last week I pretty much lived on tomatoes, cheese and bread. Partly this is because I finally found a real, artisanal, independent bakery that makes real, quality bread (and incredible blueberry scones!). Partly this is because I finally figured out how to make quality pizza. (Darby’s in West Boylston has literally made our life here  Continue Reading »


Written on April 15, 2010 at 1:19 pm, by | 5 Comments

We are taking a short break from the food parade to mourn my entry into Elinor’s sock contest. This, my friends, is what happens when you leave your knitting within reach of a toddler. I was equally horrified to find the knitting mangled, as well as by seeing 3 sharp, thin, wooden needles being gleefully  Continue Reading »

The Original Paella

Written on April 14, 2010 at 7:38 am, by | 5 Comments

I’ve never been overly interested in paella… restaurant versions have always been bland and overcooked, or so varied and upscale they’d be impossible to recreate at home. In fact, that’s usually why I skipped over every paella recipe before I found this one. An ingredient list 15 items long (not including pantry items) is usually  Continue Reading »

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Written on April 13, 2010 at 8:31 am, by | 7 Comments

Back when I was fresh out of school, living in Cambridge with two sisters from California, I found a weird little green thing on the kitchen table. We were sitting around, having after work drinks, and Jen (one of the sisters) sliced it open, whacked out the pit, and started making guacamole. I was sort  Continue Reading »

Food (foodfoodfoodfoodfood)

Written on April 12, 2010 at 9:59 am, by | 7 Comments

Scroll down for recipe: Pasta with Cheese and Pepper Since I last posted, our house has been a parade of illness. I will spare you the details, but it is pertinent to our discussion for me to disclose being felled by a 36-hour stomach virus (the dreaded rotovirus), not once, but TWICE in the span  Continue Reading »