This ice cream is small reflection of the glowing, balmy restorative days; a distillation of the bright coolness, the sharp scent of new green growth, and the creamy sweetness of perfect air.
John Gerard’s Herball (& 2 colcannon-inspired recipes)
Basil is a “remedie for malancholicke people,” the scent of it good for the heart and head, and will make a man merry and glad. Anyone who has harvested fresh basil on a summer’s day can attest to the truth of this!
Three Sisters Soup from Indigikitchen
Using foods native to their Americas, Indigikitchen gives viewers the important tools they need to find and prepare food in their own communities. Indigenous food systems support healthier ecosystems, bodies, and families.
“I love making almond flummery by candlelight in the early morning hours, as the household still sleeps. The kitchen is quiet and dark. The scent of rosewater, almonds, and apricot kernels rising from the mortar and pestle transform the kitchen countertop to a magic carpet that carries me off to 18th century England.”
Some Thoughts on Resolutions and Biscuits with Lentil Gravy for New Year’s Eve
To me, “resolve” doesn’t mean to give something up, but to bring it into focus, to become harmonious, to be solved, or healed. To see things as clearly as we can, at the highest resolution.
On Having Enough, and a Recipe for Eggplant Wellington
Enough is just what we need, and all that we can ask. Enough money to live, enough food to eat, enough strength to carry on from day to day, and enough humor to enjoy it all. If nobody had too much, then everybody would have enough.
November Issue, 2022
A collection of all the articles we published last month for those who like their magpies’ tidings as an issue.
Sweet Soul Cakes
The cakes are called “souls” the singers are called “soulers,” and the practice is called “souling.” How beautiful is all of that?
Simple bread for the best toast
A recipe for simple bread for the best toast, and thoughts on toasting over the years.
Everything fresh summer pizza with a cracker-thin crust, and Bicycle Thieves
The joy of sharing the fruits of our garden with my family in our wild and teeming summertime yard. Listening to music and talking, and feeling grateful for all of it.