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plenty

  When I lie down in bed at night, the room warm and the hour late, my mind starts flashing images of the day behind me. Desmond’s smile wide open, like a child’s drawing of the happiest…

at ease and well fed

I’m a little strange, I know, but I actually prefer winter salads to summer ones. Sure, summer salads are glorious, with tender greens I can pull from the garden and walk in the door towards…

collecting shards of light

The other night, as we sat around the dinner table eating pork chops and mushrooms, our daughter looked down at her plate and stopped talking for a moment. She had just been singing about something…

at her table.

One of the great joys of my life is writing cookbooks. Danny and I are deep in development on our next cookbook, American Classics Reinvented. (Next week: green chile breakfast pie, johnnycakes with cranberry syrup,…

to a new year.

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an art but a habit.” — Aristotle Yesterday, we woke up early, at 6:20 am, again. Lu is an early riser, happy upon waking, ready to…

whatever you believe

You might be baking tonight. Tomorrow. Maybe even the morning of the 25th. (Of course, you don’t need to celebrate Christmas to bake on the 25th.) And you might want some cinnamon rolls. We made you some…