May and June Favorites

Inka at the beach. Photo by Dan Busha.

“It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.” –Maud Hart Lovelace Betsy-Tacy and Tib Watching: The riveting BBC screen adaptation of HIlary Mantel’s Wolf Hall that recently aired on PBS. It’s a brooding, visually dark, and sumptuously rendered piece of historical political intrigue with an all-star cast […]

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Vanilla Bean Coconut Popsicles

Vanilla Bean Coconut Popsicles. A rich, creamy, coconutty, vanilla-bean flecked frozen treat that's so simple to make. Low in sugar and dairy free. From Blossom to Stem | Because Delicious

When one of your best friends from college has spent most of her life in the intervening years in various countries halfway around the globe, the bad part is that you hardly ever get to see her. The silver lining (other than the part where she pretty much gets to live her dream) is that when […]

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Pickled Rhubarb

Pickled rhubarb. A savory spin on rhubarb and a simple way to brighten a salad. From Blossom to Stem | Because Delicious

I tend to think of rhubarb as a fruit, even though, botanically, it’s a vegetable. I make the traditional crisps and crumbles and jams and pies with it. I usually toss it with sugar and cook it until it slumps into a puddle of its own juices. I tend to tame not only its tartness […]

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