Home-Cured Lox!

Repeat after me: In Ina We Trust. Years ago, I saw Ina Garten cure her own salmon on her TV show, and the idea has been politely biding its time in the back of my head ever since. I realized that hosting a mothers day brunch would be the perfect opportunity to finally try out the technique (and now my true motivation for inviting family over has been revealed). I’m not about to spend $60 and 3.5 days to risk … Continue reading

Fall Harvest Mania

Along with everyone else who has a Facebook account, I went apple picking this weekend with David and his family. I hope that everyone else had as much fun as we did, because it was one of the best days I’ve had in a long time. As soon as we stepped onto the farm and saw all of the produce that was, literally, ripe for the picking, I became crazed. A devilish twinkle crept into my eye, and I wanted … Continue reading

Witty’s Text Messages: Sister Edition

My family sends group text messages in excess. The texting sessions spring up at any time, they can last forever, and the subject matter is never the same. As annoying as this mass communication can be, I love it. The other day, we had this gem: My youngest sister sent a picture of her dinner. It looks like a nice piece of salmon over cous cous with a sliced avocado. My mom responded: Yum. I’m so proud of how nicely … Continue reading