Monthly Archives: June 2010

rhubarb {two ways}

Rhubarb
If you would have told me a few years ago that I would eagerly awaiting the arrival of rhubarb season, listening to one of my favorite bloggers discuss rhubarb, {aside-if you aren’t listening to Molly and Matthew you are really missing out, I love reading her Bon Appetit column even more now if that is even possible-end aside} and dreaming up ways to use the pounds and pounds I just have to buy at the market; I would have thought you were crazy. You see, a few years ago, I didn’t even know that rhubarb existed. I don’t know if it is my Texas hertiage or the lack of farmers’ markets in my past but I never had rhubarb until last year. However, for every season I will try to make up for the 24 rhubarb-less years of my past. Continue reading

sunday scones

Clementine-Cherry Scones

Sundays are for scones.  Especially freshly baked ones.  I can’t think of anything better than a scone, fresh out of your own oven, with a big mug of rich French-pressed Intelligentsia coffee.  Scones in my mind are also a weekend thing.  This is strange because it really is simple to freeze the scones pre-baking to quickly bake off for a weekday morning but then you can’t linger with them on a pretty plate while sipping coffee.  Just doesn’t seem right to woof ‘em down en route on the bus to work. Continue reading

peanut + lime cabbage salad

Peanut/Lime Cabbage Salad

June. June sorta snuck up on me this year. Since this May was the first that I have spent working and not studying and taking finals, or even graduating, the transition to this summer month just appeared. But I’m glad that it has. June means free outdoor concerts in Millennium Park and beach volleyball leagues. Bocce in Lincoln Park.  Bikes instead of buses.  And the sun staying up until well past 7PM. And my 26th birthday on the 8th. And strawberries and rhubarb and sugar snap peas. Continue reading