Category Archives: Musical Pairings

A Season of Change: Truffled Gnocchi

Do you still get excited about getting the mail? I generally don’t. Increasingly, I find that friends send fewer handwritten cards (email and Facebook have become our de-facto communication channels–even when it comes to birthday and holiday wishes) and I … Continue reading

Posted in chanterelles, Fall, food music blog, gnocchi, Musical Pairings, Saveur | 5 Comments

Breaking Routine: Poached Salmon Salad with Horseradish Dressing

As you may have noticed from my last post, I can be a creature of habit. I like my routine, and what’s wrong with that? What’s curious to me, however, is how this relates to my cooking. There are certain … Continue reading

Posted in food music blog, horseradish, Musical Pairings, My Favorite Ingredients, Petersham Nurseries, salmon, watercress | 4 Comments

The ‘No’ Woman, Rediscovering Yes and Lavender Almonds

I used to be a woman of ‘yes.’ Not in the loose sort of way, mind you. But in a ‘sure, I’m free on Thursday night for this random Italian conversation group meeting that I saw advertised in my neighborhood … Continue reading

Posted in almonds, food music blog, lavender, Musical Pairings, snacks | 15 Comments

Planes, The Life Below, Apple Butter

If I could fly on planes every day, I think I could genuinely write a book. I’d cover chapters above the clouds, land somewhere inspiring and be off again–just me and my notebooks. I’m not sure why, but thoughts just … Continue reading

Posted in apple butter, apples, Fall, food music blog, Musical Pairings | 14 Comments

Brown Sugar Cake: Why You Should Commit

Can you ever really stop looking forward to cake? I mean, there’s a reason you get one on your birthday and your wedding day. Cake is a celebration. I like cake as much as the next person but only to … Continue reading

Posted in amaranth flour, brown sugar, cake, food music blog, Musical Pairings, tea time, whipped cream | 7 Comments

New Orleans City Guide + Local Pairing

Well hello there, friends. I’ve missed you! Summer has come and gone but suddenly REAL summer has arrived. The Indian Summer we here in San Francisco have all been waiting for. Last week, I spent an amazing weekend with girlfriends … Continue reading

Posted in city guide, food music blog, Local Pairings, Musical Pairings, new orleans, travels | 8 Comments

Pan-Roasted Cod with Chanterelles: Fall is Here!

Fall is such a lovely time to cook, don’t you think? Fall marks the beginning (and the end, I suppose, depending on how you look at it). For me, Fall holds a special place–when my favorite fruits and vegetables are … Continue reading

Posted in chanterelles, cod, Fall, food music blog, mushrooms, Musical Pairings, Saveur | 5 Comments