Tips for Harvesting Blackberries

Tips for Harvesting Blackberries

It’s still blackberry season at our house. Just yesterday afternoon, as our neighbors very kindly handed JR a half-dozen ears of (very sweet and delicious) corn from their garden, the three of them waxed on about how many freaking berries there are this year. The canes around our garden abut their hay field, and soContinue Reading

Blackberry Crumble

Blackberry Crumble

You know how you don’t arrive at someone’s house without a gift – food or otherwise? Yes, well, my dear friend, who I’ve known since she was four and I was five, has been visiting her mother in New Hampshire from her home in Ireland this summer. Obviously, as she lives in Ireland, and weContinue Reading

Roasted Salmon with Peanut Sauce + a Cookbooks and Calphalon giveaway

Roasted Salmon with Peanut Sauce + a Cookbooks and Calphalon giveaway

My friend, Colleen from Souffle Bombay, was recently thinking about which cookbook first made her fall in love with cooking, which led her to ask the same question of a number of her foodie friends – myself included – and #CookbooksandCalphalon was born. We have 17 food bloggers’ stories to share, recipes included (but of course),Continue Reading

Blackberry Simple Syrup

Blackberry Simple Syrup

The first recipe made with our glut of blackberries was blackberry vinegar, which happens to still be steeping away in the basement on a shelf that also houses our multi pack stash of toilet paper. I know, I know, not very aspirational, is it? I’d love to be able to tell you that the vinegarContinue Reading

This week in the garden – end of July: tomatoes, eggplant, and blackberries

This week in the garden – end of July: tomatoes, eggplant, and blackberries

I’ve been a little remiss about garden updates these last few weeks. With family in town from Los Angeles mid-month, followed by an uncontrollable need to get to Block Island (if you know The Block, you understand), we’ve been on the go, and I’ve been keeping my distance from the computer, which isn’t a badContinue Reading