shakshouka

Dear Laura, Oh geez, I thought I had published this letter. How many months has it been now? We’re in the sweltering heat of the long weekend when I made this shakshouka after that winter storm at your place. And now, you’re making it again with homemade bread and fresh herbs from your garden forContinue reading “shakshouka”

banana leaf mural

Dear Laura and Richard, You know, when most people offer to paint a mural in your newly renovated home, rarely do people take on the offer. But I’m so glad you’re both so trusting and adventurous (I believe Howard called it “brave”) because now we can brush aside the naysayers. Thanks for laying down theContinue reading “banana leaf mural”

matcha dusted fudge brownies

Dear Sam, Huzzah! It feels like Easter was many moons ago as I am very late in writing this post. I was like, who could I write this to?¬†and you popped into my mind because you finally gave in and had chocolate just because I made these. To that, I am humbled and I alsoContinue reading “matcha dusted fudge brownies”

saffron, orange, and honey madeleines

Dear Laura, It was so good to catch up last night! You picked a great day to come over, I’m sorry I stuffed you with pasta and madeleines and we didn’t have room for some waffles and ice cream. We’ll have to take a snow-check for those. Howard’s parents gave me the little box ofContinue reading “saffron, orange, and honey madeleines”