dear spring: we’re ready.

On a day when the wind seems to whipping extra fiercely down the streets of center city, I’m dreaming of spring. Sunny skies and fresh produce. That’s all I want. Oh, and a little less wind would be great too.

The screenshot below doesn’t capture the essence of this video.  I just love it.  It’s a video narration of a chapter from Tamar Adler’s book An Everlasting Meal. Beets, cauliflower, garlic, potatoes, meal prep, canning jars….go slow, enjoy each bit.

“Tamar Adler understands a simple truth that seems to evade a lot of cookbook writers and self-proclaimed ‘foodies’: cooking well isn’t about special equipment or exotic condiments or over-tested recipes (and it sure isn’t about ‘quickfire challenges’ or kicking it up a notch). It’s about learning some basics, respecting the ingredients, and developing a little culinary intuition, or maybe just plain common sense.”
— Colman Andrews, author of The Country Cooking of Italy and Editorial Director of


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