• Drinks
  • Peach Bellini Sangria

    “I have drunken deep of joy, And I will taste no other wine to-night.” —Percy Bysshe Shelley I recall having sangria with every nearly meal in Spain the winter I was fifteen. I marveled at how someone my age didn’t have to steal sips of other’s drinks when attentions were diverted. I was given a […]

  • Pasta & Noodles
  • White Wine Spring Pasta with Tomatoes, Mushrooms, and Ricotta

    Spring is here! I know this because my cat, Duke, is sitting at the front screen-door, doing his best to imitate the squawking of baby birds nesting somewhere beneath our second-floor porch. His muted, staccato of pseudo-chirps are reminiscent of rusty hinges or springs. It’s amusing and mildly disturbing. He paces, whines, scratches at everything, […]