On November 15, bloggers in five major cities participated a celebration of food from Chile. We hosted home dinners with all food and wine provided by Foods From Chile. The food and wine arrived the day before, and I spent all day in the kitchen cooking.
Planning and making ahead is one of the keys to keeping me on track for Thanksgiving dinner. I start with making cranberry sauce on Monday, pie dough on Tuesday, pies on Wednesday, and any other things I can prep ahead. Pie is my favorite part of the meal, with cranberry sauce coming in a close [...]
One year ago this week, I did my first photo shoot at a Farm Project vineyard. It was the Friday before Thanksgiving–a gorgeous crisp autumn day–and I had a wonderful time capturing many photos of the vineyard after harvest. Later that same day, Michael and I headed out for a weekend to spend time on a [...]
Yesterday the sun came out after Hurricane Sandy roared through. Some of our windows had steady leaks during the height of the storm, and some of our outdoor stuff got blown about, but otherwise we were very fortunate. Before the storm I went on a baking spree, something I always do so we will have [...]
There’s something about cool air and the color of autumn leaves that causes me to start craving comfort foods. I start adding soups and roasted vegetables to our weekly menu, which will often include grits and polenta. I like my grits both savory and sweet, and this simple bowl of homey grits and mushrooms hits [...]