It has been a whirlwind week in food. Here’s a peek, captured on my iphone:


Took Virginia to visit my sister in honor of her 10th birthday. We woke up each day to this yumminess, which made me hanker for a fancy espresso machine.

Gorgeous soft shell crab sandwich from Vinegar Hill House /

This gorgeosity landed in front of me one balmy evening out: a soft shell crab sandwich that made me wonder why I don’t each soft shell crab on balmy evenings more often.

June blossoms too pretty to pass by without a second glance.

Check out this cuteness: a pad of tear-off paper placemats featuring vintage flatware. Love.


Friends came for a rooftop birthday gathering. A feast of nibbles.

Harissa and Yogurt  Chick Pea Salad /

Including this chick pea salad dressed with olive oil, yogurt,harissa, lemon juice and zest, scallions, salt and pepper spooned over a bed of arugula. I could live on this for a very long time.


But nothing topped this layer cake: dozens for delicate crepes piled with pastry creme in between. A caramelized top sent it over the edge.


Headed straight from our getaway to a field trip with the fourth grade whereby we lived like 19th century Russian immigrants for two days. We churned our own butter, then heated the buttermilk that remained over an open flame to pour over warm kasha for breakfast. IMG_1662-1For dinner, we make three bubbling cauldrons of borscht. A few fourth grade beet lovers were born that day.


Returned home to a two-day video shoot for my cookbook. Here’s a little peek into my kitchen.

still life / momskitchenhandbook

And a pretty still life… snapped by one of the video crew… that calmed my nerves.

How was your week in food?



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  1. Christina
    06.08.2013 at 8:12 AM #

    I can’t wait to get your cookbook! I got an email from Amazon about it this week. Yeah!

  2. Danielle
    06.08.2013 at 11:18 AM #

    Love the tear-off placemats! Where do you find them?

    • katiemorford
      06.08.2013 at 11:58 AM #

      I saw them in a West Elm store in Brooklyn, but I imagine they are available online.

      • Danielle
        06.09.2013 at 9:36 AM #

        Thanks …I’m going to scout around for them online…

        • katiemorford
          06.09.2013 at 11:20 PM #

          I’m adding a link to the post where you can purchase!

        • Mel
          10.23.2013 at 10:11 AM #

          Anthropologie sells them!

          • katiemorford
            10.23.2013 at 10:54 AM #

            Good to know. Thanks for chiming in.

  3. Pamela
    06.09.2013 at 6:08 AM #

    What a wonderful whirlwind of a week! And your birthday as well! Wow!

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