Packin’ up the chuck box
Welcome to The Cookery, a space to digest life, explore food and keep it real, to read, and to write. I’m writing from another new kitchen, and our family has made the way from Texas to New York. After packing up May 31, we bounced around the country and lived out of suitcases for four […]
Please don’t pack . . .
the coffee. We’re still making coffee around The Cookery, but that’s the extent of food and beverage preparation. It’s packing time, and nearly everything is boxed up and ready to move. It’s a load of work with the promise of unpacking in the near future. If I’ve learned anything about packing and moving over the years of […]
Coming clean in the kitchen
It’s almost that time again. You may be thinking spring cleaning, which applies this time of year, but I’m focused on preparing to move. I’m running down pantry items and clearing cabinet clutter. Our time in Austin is coming to a close in June, and as we trim the household for our anticipated return to New York, […]
Hospitality . . . Austin-Style
Truly Texas . . . Nearly as soon as I unloaded my cardboard boxes in the new Austin digs, neighbors dropped by with greetings, local maps, phone lists, and yes . . . freshly baked cookies and oatmeal bars. Austin hospitality just keeps proving itself. Thank you, kind neighbors!
The last bite
Today’s the day. We’re packing up. For a moment, I wished my refrigerator looked like the fridge of my past . . . a 1/2 gallon of lowfat milk, yogurt, baby greens, a block of fresh parm, a chilled bottle of white wine. Those were the single days. Cleaning out the refrigerator when vacating an apartment took little time. The […]
What’s left? That’s a loaded question, you’re so right. But what I meant was . . . what’s left in the cookery? Not much at all. It does pose a challenge to stay healthy and nourished when there’s little around the cookery. But we’re running down the supplies as we prepare for the relocation. Ten days and counting. This […]
What’s left on the cookery shelves?
As this cookery prepares for a relocation, we’re running down the pantry shelves, freezer staples and refrigerator stock. Today’s breakfast? Scrambled egg wraps fattened up with shredded parm, a bit of a splurge for a frugal take on using whatever’s left on the shelf. It may not be the season, but this evening I’m finishing off my carrots and potatoes […]