Food and Place: Lucilla and The Grey

The difference between good food and great food has a lot to do with its relationship with place.  Tonight we ate at Lucilla here in Tallahassee, and it was really good. I had the vegetable pot pie--a flavorful concoction of corn, squash, asparagus, tomatoes, field peas, shiitake, and scallions in a roasted shallot tomato velouté… Continue reading Food and Place: Lucilla and The Grey

Self-Reliance Week 2 and the Best Back-of-the-Box Homemade Muffins

Well, my overnight oats and cold brew coffee are working their light's-out-in-the-fridge magic in preparation for Monday morning, and I have a few minutes to reflect on my first week of culinary self-reliance. I've been thrilled by the simple but deep satisfaction that comes from making my own food. I used to hate grocery shopping,… Continue reading Self-Reliance Week 2 and the Best Back-of-the-Box Homemade Muffins

Make it Yourself: Starting My Home Cooking Journey

This week I’ve been spending a lot of time in the kitchen. Like many Americans, I've spent my entire life on a weight loss “journey,” but the only times I’ve ever had any success have been those times when I truly take ownership of everything I eat and drink. This means planning meals and cooking… Continue reading Make it Yourself: Starting My Home Cooking Journey