The simple life

  • I want something more simple

    Spring 2020 forced me to lead a more local and home-centered life than I am used to. I…

  • The edible garden

    This spring, a friend asked for growing tips; she wanted to start a tiny kitchen garden that would…

  • Labneh

    Labneh always sounded so distant and fancy to me until I realized it’s just yogurt. To make it…

  • The little red bag

    In Chinese culture, red is a symbol of luck and prosperity. For years, I used to wear red…

  • Too tired to bloom

    There are two kinds of rose failures – plants that die and plants that won’t. Roses that die…

  • Art comes from art

    I look at a lot of artists. I’m inspired by – I suppose I shouldn’t say ‘inspired’, but…

  • Caprese Salad

    You know those brown bruises you get in your apricots and peaches right about two minutes after you…