On repeat: Roast chicken

6 Dec 2012

roast chicken with lemon, garlic and loads of herbs from the garden

broccoli sauteed with garlic and hot pepper

little potatoes

arugula salad with almonds and Pecorino

*Special thanks to Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs for kitchen assistance


And the night asked for change.

5 Dec 2012

barley miso soup with homemade dashi stock, sea palm fronds, silken tofu and scallions

Eden’s chard and kale in sesame sauce with sesame seeds

roasted Hubbard squash with hot pepper and parsley

ridiculously late-in-the-season roasted eggplant brushed with umeboshi plum paste

toasted nori rubbed with dark sesame oil

short grain brown rice, pickled ginger with shiso

apples, pomegranate seeds

surprise cake and cookies from Leah Rosenberg

*Special thanks to Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs for kitchen assistance

Breakfast for dinner

4 Dec 2012

buckwheat pancakes with maple syrup, yogurt and jam

soft scrambled eggs


persimmon slices and pomegranate seeds

decaf coffee

*Special thanks to Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs for kitchen assistance


On repeat: Adobo

3 Dec 2012

chicken adobo

Filipino-style chicken cooked in soy sauce, vinegar and coconut milk

tofu simmered with fermented black beans, oyster sauce, shitake mushrooms and scallions

jasmine rice

Eden’s lettuces with garlicky vinaigrette

Too lovely!

22 Nov 2012

We did have a fabulous Thanksgiving day with champagne, collaborative cooking and a surprise side dish of delicious, smokey Persian eggplant.

I sang, the poet read and the performance artist played a haunting tune on the harmonica.  We had pumpkin pie, black coffee and then made ourselves cozy by the fireplace with a little bit of Apricot kernel liqueur.

And the following day there were leftovers and dancing.

Leftovers + duck egg = dinner.

20 Nov 2012

a fried duck egg with polenta, rapini, wild mushroom ragu and Parmigiano Reggiano

Eden’s arugula with balsamic vinaigrette


19 Nov 2012

escarole and frisee with persimmons, pomegranate seeds and almonds with balsamic vinaigrette

chanterelle and black trumpet mushroom ragout with fennel and Marsala


Parmigiano Reggiano on the table

sautéed rapini with garlic and hot pepper

On repeat: beans, greens and cornmeal bread

15 Nov 2012

black beans simmered with beer, tomato and Mexican spices with chard and sweet potatoes

yogurt, cilantro and scallions

cornmeal bread


Strangely perfect

13 Nov 2012

tomato bisque

posole with smoked pork shank and Tapatio

goat cheese toasts

escarole with balsamic vinaigrette and watermelon radishes

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