Recipe: Roasted Eggplant and Tomato Pie

When confronted with a glorious set of baby eggplant and fat cherry tomatoes at the farmers’ market, it’s time to update an old favorite for today’s paleo/clean-eating habits.

Cypriana: Undivided attention to food and guests

It’s 11pm, and restaurant is not quite open, not quite closed. A party of ten lingers at a back table. while the staff cleans up the bar. One of the owners spies a neighbor, just home from the movies, and pulls her inside. . The chef comes over and asks the bartender to pour her…

Dig into it: Plant-based workshops at B.Willow

There’s always a lot of desparation around finding activities to entertain small children. Just try finding some that enable bonding with a nearly adult one home from college for the summer. Enter B. Willow and their wonderful evening workshops. For $35 per person, you get unlimited supplies to make a terrarium, succulant garden, air plant…

Fresh Finds from the Farmers’ Market: July edition

July means many things. Flags and fireworks. Beaches, lakes and sprinklers. Popsicles and pies. Cloudbursts and sun showers. And in-season bounties from the farmers’ market. Fruit finds Sweet cherries and apricots Where from:  Black Rock Orchard. What to do with them: Eat out of hand. If any apricots last to the next morning, have for breakfast:…

Gratuitous Joy

This square of pavement alone justifies walking from Homewood/Guilford/Tuscany-Canterbury to the Rotunda. It will catch you coming and going. West-bound view: East-bound view:

Trust the Process: Pickled Carrots, Onions and Radishes

Did you come home from the farmer’s market with an (over)abundance of produce the other day? Yep. Been there, done that. Acknowledging that you have bought too much to eat immediately (or fit in your refregerator) is the first step to…taking up home-preserving. It’s actually a great way to spend a summer afternoon, especially if…

Summer Movies

Outdoor movie screenings are one of summer’s joys. So, head’s up:  Casablanca is playing at the American Visionary Arts Museum’s Flicks on the Hill series tomorrow, July 19. (And yes, the “Fit Before Flicks” yoga session has its appeal, too.) Why does does this sepatagarian film hold onto our collective imagination so tightly? Yeah, there are…

It’s a Process: Canning 101

Water-bath canning: Don’t be afraid to take a dip The basics of water-bath canning are simple: Scrupulously clean and sterilize your cars and equipment. Fill the pot you’ll use for processing with water, and set over high heat to bring to a boil. Two caveats: An 8-quart + pot of water is heavy, and that…