tortilla de (sweet) patatas

  when we visited barcelona last september, we spent our first evening just outside the city in my sister-in-law’s hometown, matadepera, relaxing and dining with her family.  her mother prepared us a sprawling spread of charcuterie, pan con tomate, and tortilla de patatas, and we stuffed ourselves fuller than i ever thought possible.  i didn’t […]

tropicanola (tropical granola)

it’s february 8, and i’m ready for summer.  clearly, i’m setting myself up for disappointment, but i think i’ve found a way to remedy my warm-weather longing.  behold, i give you tropicanola, a granola that will satiate any person’s winter blues with its cheery array of dried tropical fruits, ginger, nuts, seeds, and oats. i used […]

the not-so-basic sweet potato

atlanta has been a rather fickle friend this winter, switching back and forth from hot to cold faster than a couple of middle schoolers in love.  as winter storm jonas led people up north to call out an S.O.S., we waited A Little Bit Longer to see whether we would actually get snow or end up Burnin’ Up. […]

not your mama’s corn chowder

this is the only photo i have of my chowder.  why?  because i ate it all.  should i have garnished it and focused a bit more on presentation?  perhaps.  but that would’ve required me to delay its consumption, and that, my friend, was not about to happen.  so instead you’re stuck with this basic representation […]