FOOD

Tortilla Soup | Comfort in a Time of Isolation
When the nation was first moved into isolation last week with COVID-19 and the grocery stores emptied of basic staples, all I could think about was soup. Not really, but partly. It was overcast and
Grain-Free Chocolate Cupcakes, Four Ways For Valentine’s Day
I’ve been making these cupcakes for years, and they are still my most requested treat to contribute to any event with friends. If you are looking for a Valentine’s Day treat made with whole foods
The Best Brussel Sprouts
Kristen Douglass is a photgrapher, mother to three young children, and one of the best home chefs I know. Often inspired by a new ingredient or a favorite experience, Kristen loves to explore flavors and
Shabbat + Sabbath | Q+A on Our Family Practice
Although our family began a formal practice of Shabbat and Sabbath four years ago, we had struggled with it for the two years previous, wanting to make it a family practice yet not understanding how
Pound Cake, Berries, and Cream
One of the greatest pleasures of summertime is the abundance of color on the table. Berries and melons and leafy greens are in season, making it more reasonable than ever to feast on whole foods
Five Ideas to Simplify Traditional Family Meals with Toddlers + Preschoolers
Most Friday evenings, our family gathers around our large table to enjoy our borrowed tradition of Shabbat, the formal finish of a week of work and the beginning of a day of rest (Sabbath). We
DARK CHOCOLATE SEA SALT FUDGE [GLUTEN FREE, DAIRY FREE]
Mark and I sometimes reminisce over the way various tastes and scents hold memories for us––a perfume, a spice, a food. Smelling or tasting them can return us in an instant to our childhoods, to
Creating a Simple + Economical Thanksgiving Table
Our family is traveling for Thanksgiving this year, something we haven’t done in several years. Sometimes a change of habit is in order. Still, I have received several questions from readers asking some version of how
For the Weekend | Cucumber Basil Margarita
The weekend is here, and I’m bring back an old series to welcome it. This particular weekend marks the bridge between Summer and Autumn for the Northern Hemisphere, a crossover to a new season, an