My Week in Food

Was fired up to see the first of these beauties in the market this week. I’ve missed you, persimmons! These are the fuyus, which can be eaten peeled and sliced into wedges like an apple. Try.

Ditched the Triple Almond Smoothie of a few weeks ago in favor of this Breakfast Antioxidant Bomb: 1/3 cup frozen blackberries, 1/3 cup frozen blueberries, 1 small frozen banana, 1 small handful spinach, 2/3 cup plain soy milk (or any kind of milk), 2 teaspoons honey. Whirl.

Spent my Saturday at a mega fun/super inspiring food styling and photography workshop with Joy Wilson, who puts out all manner of gorgeosity on her blog Joy the Baker.

And Tracy Benjamin, the talent behind Shutterbean, who whipped up a luscious, boozy pumpkin shake. Here are her artfully arranged ingredients. Pretty.

Taught a cooking class to a group of enthusiastic home cooks one evening. We made this upside down pear cake served with maple syrup-sweetened Greek yogurt. Insane. It’s adapted from my sister-in-law Alison’s recipe, which you’ll find here.

Had to snap a shot of this. My friend, Cynthia chills the kids’ chocolate milk in her fancy wine fridge along with the bubbly and beaujolais.

Current food obsession: harissa, a North African condiment that I can’t stop putting on, in, and over everything: eggs, salad, potatoes, lamb chops. You can make your own, but thus far, the store bought satisfies.

How was your week in food? What’d you make?


10.26.2012 at6:37 AM #


Great photos~~loved the chocolate milk in the wine cooler!

10.26.2012 at6:42 AM #


I was one of the gals who got to enjoy the upside down pear cake pictured here. So tasty, so beautiful. What’s especially great is one can do it with different kinds of fruit depending on what’s in season. Love that!
This week in food, I took breakfast back. My kids, as they grow into teendom, are making less time for eating! So much for letting them cook their own in the morning. If I am in that kitchen with anything from a bowl of cereal to a plate of french toast, I get them eating again, and that makes me happy.

10.26.2012 at6:42 AM #

Katie Morford

Good for you…I think I need to take breakfast back too.

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