10.31.09: let’s make focaccia!

I’ve shared the results of my focaccia baking adventures here a few times, but I’ve hesitated on posting a recipe for it until I felt like I got it right.  Michael has commented that each attempt has yielded a better loaf than the one before, and now that I’ve gotten back into bread-baking mode as…

04.26.09: brunch.

      It’s very rare that I buy lunch during the week, but following the taping on Thursday I found myself in the Whole Foods near my office picking up a so-so sandwich and almost buying the latest issue of Saveur.  There’s a gorgeous focaccia dappled with cherry tomatoes on the cover, but I…

12.03.08: dinner.

Who needs rhyme or reason when you’ve got chewy, piping-hot handmade focaccia? This was one of those times where you have to play quartermaster- look at your stores and ask, what am I going to feed the troops tonight? Elizabeth had had some success in the savory baking department and we decided to bake first…

09.20.08: brunch.

Though Michael is Italian, his family mostly hails from the southern half of the boot, and therefore when we decided to go to Piemonte for a week, neither of us knew much of anything of the region besides the fact that we would be staying at a fabulous B&B run by a dear friend’s awesome…

08.02.08: appetizer (subtitle: exercises in patience)

Elizabeth found this salsa years ago.  It’s amazing.  Fresh tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, lemon, cilantro and salt.  Maybe some cilantro, that’s it.  It’s perfect on bread, with grilled meat, chips, *anything*. Looking at this old school photo certainly puts me in the mood for some salsa.  So, will I make it today? no.  Tomorrow? no.  Next…