Three Things, Issue Thirty-Two

ORANGES I saw the sign for the Cara Cara oranges as I strolled through Central Market last Wednesday, picking up a bulb of fennel and a few stalks of celery for the pork ragu I had planned for later in the week. Five pounds for five dollars. A buck a pound. I picked out three […]

Three Things, Issue Thirty-One

It’s the season of Lent. According to the Christian liturgical calendar, Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. This year, Ash Wednesday fell on Valentine’s Day, February 14th. This year, February 14th was the date of another mass shooting at a school in America. A holy day. A day of foreheads crossed with ash. A day of […]

Spinach and Chickpeas

(Adapted slightly from Smitten Kitchen) 2-15 ounce cans of chickpeas, drained and rinsed 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 pound fresh spinach, washed 3-1″ slices crusty bread, cut into small cubes 6-8 ounces tomato sauce 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons ground cumin Pinch of red pepper flakes or more to taste 3 tablespoons red […]

Three Things, Issue Thirty

It’s the season of love. Well, at least a day of it, if you buy into all the marketing. Valentine’s Day and I have a complicated relationship. I love it and I hate it and I hate that I love it. This week’s three things is dedicated to all things pink, heart-shaped and sweet. THING […]

Three Things, Issue Twenty-Nine

January is officially in our rearview mirror, my friends. Was it as dark for you as it was for me? Like, literally lacking sunlight. Typically, I’m a gray day kind of girl, but hooooooboy last month tested even my most ardent drizzle-loving spirit. We’re on to February–a month of hopeful primroses and pink candy hearts […]