Tag Archives: Orangette

slow roasted

Supposedly summer is on its way out.  TCU’s sorority recruitment  has begun, new 1Ls at Kent have started the long 3 year journey and for the first time, I am not buying a new planner and stacks of over priced textbooks.  Instead, I am job hunting and spending lots of time in my kitchen and out enjoying Chicago.  One of the best thinks about the height of summer is tomatoes.  Tomatoes slowly creep into the market throughout June and July but by August they fill the farmers tables.  Unfortunately this is not the case in the Northeast, but as far as I can tell, the blight has not impacted the Midwest, thankfully.

This past Saturday, I picked up a big bag full of roma tomatoes and I knew that I would turn them into slow roasted treats to enjoying slowly throughout the fall. Continue reading

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a homemade life’s banana bread

Have you read “A Homemade Life” yet?  If you haven’t, add it to your Amazon wish list and buy it as soon as you can.  I have been slowly enjoying Molly Wizenberg’s memoir over the past few months and I am just one chapter away from the end.  I almost don’t think that I can explain how truly lovely and beautiful this book is.  Molly has filled her book with stories and memories of her father, how she met her vinegar-loving husband through her blog Orangette, getting her heart broken in Paris and everything in between.  At the end of each story is a recipe or two inspired by the story.  They range from her father Burg’s potato salad to Little Corn Cakes w/ Bacon, Tomato and Avocado which she served at her wedding.  I have many recipes tabbed and listed in my “must make this as soon as possible” list.  

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Much better than law books…

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Look what came in the mail today.

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Needless to say, I am excited to dive in. Who else out there has enjoyed Molly’s book?