Author Archives: Kate

Tomato bounty inspired by Madrid

I went to Madrid for work the other week. I know, so glamorous, right! I flew over-night, went straight from the airport to the meeting, presented for three hours, then crept back to the hotel for a sleep. Awake, alert … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Pea Risotto and the art of patience

Fresh Peas are one of the great treats of the Summer. When I was a kid, they never made it as far as risotto, my Mum, my sister and I would sit on the patio swing slitting the pods open … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cherry goat cheese bruschetta

Cherry season has arrived. Happiness abounds. One of the things I’m doing at the moment is writing a Market Watch column in the Village Voice, where I potter around various Farmers Markets and chat to people about what’s fresh and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sometimes life demands cookies. When it does, these are the ones you want to have up your sleeve, or, better still, ready to go in your freezer. 

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Chocolate teacups and other Baby Shower Whimsey

The other week we hosted a baby shower for our very good friends Jenn and Allen, who are adopting the cutest baby you ever saw, Baby Felix. We were so happy to celebrate with them – it’s been an incredibly … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Easy cucumber pickles to transform holiday weekend BBQs

I love pickles. Pickled anything, pretty much. But especially pickled cucumbers. Salty. Sweet. Either way, if there’s a sandwich going, I would very much like a pickle on it.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Victory and Mint Gin Fizz

“3 for 3” Jon texted modestly, upon winning the NASA hackathon again, and spending the day with not one but two bonefide astronauts.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Penne with gorgonzola and walnuts – for elegance

Recently, I’ve been planning my work wardrobe around being able to wear leggings under things, and matching with my boots. The sidewalks are covered in gray ice. Salt stains the carpet. Things just got a little schlubby.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Internet Blues and Pork Belly roasted with rosemary

The internet is down. We must telephone Time Warner. It’s been 50 minutes. Jon paces the room ruffling his hair into an unruly afro. “I have pretty much no confidence that this is a path of enquiry that will lead … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Comforting Tomato Soup for Cold Days

Some days, the wind blows in off the Hudson, through your coat, through your fluffy cardigan that looks as though it’s been made from the skins of Abominable Snowmen, through your thermals, through your skin, and straight to your bones.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment