• May 9
    Oatmeal Brown Butter Shortbread with Almonds and Brown Sugar
    It's been a chaotic couple of months, but we're finally moved into the our new digs.  Mostly.  You'd think after I lifetime of moving (like over 20 times), I'd be a master of the move, but I'm not sure...
  • April 20
    Wandering About...
    Over the past few days, it seems everywhere I go people ask:  "Why aren't you blogging?!!"   So many reasons... I've been wandering about (as I do... London, Buenos Aires, the Delaware Shore and Chicago).  I've been focused on...
  • March 17
    10 Reasons to Love London
    I could easily list 100 reasons to love London.  As a food-obsessed human who adores history and books, flowers and parks - and the ability to walk everywhere, there are few places I would rather spend my time.  Several...
  • March 10
    Beef Short Rib Ragù
    I'm all about winter comfort food.  I especially love Sunday dinners that I can put in the oven early in the morning, and cook low and slow all day long, flavors magically blending, until the meat is falling off...
  • March 7
    Rhubarb and Blood Orange Compote
    Mixed in among the pictures of darling babies and random cat videos, Kim Severson's New York Times article, Starve a Landfill, was all over my Facebook feed this week - for good reason. It reminded me that we live in a...
  • March 6
    Moroccan Spiced Roasted Carrot, Red Pepper and Tomato Soup with Spiced Chickpeas
    Snowed in.  Again.  Yesterday, I accomplished precious little, other that spending hours lost in a stack of great books and cookbooks... one of the joys being unexpectedly house-bound.  Somehow, I had never read Lois Lowry's The Giver, a gorgeous, deeply...
  • March 3
    Cheddar, Port Wine and Walnut Dip
    It's been a rocky few days in the kitchen of House Morell.  Lots of sub-freezing temps and snow days and ice days. Frozen pipes (no water for days), then burst pipes (water, water everywhere), then no water again (until...
  • February 20
    Ginger Sticky Toffee Pudding
      It began with a simple question:  "Hey Mom, have you ever put together a list of your favorite children's books?"  As a matter of fact, I hadn't... which seems odd, because I have been obsessed with children's books since I...