I’m a multitasker in the kitchen life. If there are more than five minutes of lag time involved in a cooking task, I’m using it to switch out the laundry or run to the mailbox. That usually is fine until I find another thing that needs doing along the way, like putting away the laundry or … Continue reading Perfect Rice Every Time!
I love learning a new word and suddenly having it pop up all over the place. It makes me wonder about all the words I simply gloss over in life. Shibori is one of those words. It comes from the Japanese word “to wring, squeeze, or press.” Also known as resist-dyeing, shibori is a design technique … Continue reading Group Project: A Shibori Dyed Quilt
The July edition of Morning Rounds should begin with a feature photo of gorgeous heirloom tomatoes piled high on a platter, the raison d’être of the Italian summer garden. But, there are no tomatoes this year. They have all been devoured by four-legged creatures with long tails. Instead of peaceful, meditative walkabouts in my vegetable … Continue reading Morning Rounds in the Garden, July
A lot can happen in a month. Here in mid-June in Tennessee, the peas, lettuces, radishes, turnips, spring onions, and spinach have given way to tomatoes, cukes, zucchini, summer squash, peppers, eggplants, beans, basil, and garlic. Here’s what’s growing in my Italian kitchen garden this month. Tomato Plants Tomatoes are the stars of the summer … Continue reading Morning Rounds in the Garden, June