Hand-painted kale leaves


Just a few words of wisdom about cooking, gardening, and watercolor art.

An Ode to My Mother

Aug 29, 2021
Chokecherry Picking We stained our fingers deep red, and our buckets mounded high with the chokecherries we’d been gathering all morning. My mother, my children,

A Year for Beans

Oct 20, 2020
“Never ever ever mess around with my greens. Especially the beans!” My sentiments exactly. This line from the musical Into the Woods echoed through my

Vice Principles

Sep 16, 2020
Apple Butter Memories The apple butter is bubbling thickly on the stovetop. Bubbles the size of quarters is what I’m shooting for. The rich, sweet

Why Preserve?

Oct 13, 2018
It has been a longstanding tradition in our kitchen; come August and September, we are canning the summer’s bounty. A day in the raspberry patch


Jan 19, 2018
This deep ruby-colored globe is as delicately flexible to use in your cooking as it is beautiful to behold.