Musical pairing – Popsicle Toes by Diana Krall Innovating . . . Popsicle Style – In my life outside of writing for Smith Bites, I’m a summer babysitter. Day in and day out I calm tantrums, make snacks, run for paper towels, and shuttle back and forth from the swimming […]
Musical pairing – The Sound Of Sunshine by Michael Franti & Spearhead I made these Vietnamese-Coffee Cupcakes about a year ago and I’ve had visions of them dancing in my head ever since . . . like crack-cocaine, these are completely addictive!! Needless-to-say, The Professor and I have no-problemo finishing […]
Musical pairing – The Quidditch Match by John Williams I am completely in love with the world of Harry Potter. I wear my Gryffindor scarf with pride. I pick up sticks when I’m on walks with my husband just to wave them in the air at him and say “Expelliarmus!” […]
Musical pairing – Time And Tide by Basia Frittata’s are one of those recipes that really doesn’t have to be a recipe – primarily because you can make a frittata with nearly anything in your refrigerator . . . including little bits of leftovers.
Musical pairing – Englishman in New York by Sting Alien Encounters: Jicama – There’s no doubt about it: Jicama (HIH-kih-muh) can be quite intimidating. The large, brownish root, derived, Mark Bittman informs me, from a poisonous Central American vine, is very possibly as large as my head and devilishly tricky to […]
Musical pairing – Home by Michael Bublé I don’t really remember actually eating tomatoes while living in the little house on Ankeny Street, I’m sure I did because we grew them in our garden and I know that my grandmother grew them in her garden. In fact, I believe that […]
Musical pairing – Beat It by Cris Delanno An Ode to Color – My favorite thing about beets is their color. Just sliced into, they reveal shocking jewel-bright shades of burgundy and topaz and saffron. Juiced, and they will turn a whole smoothie creamy pink. And roasted–wrapped in foil and slowly, […]
Wishing you a safe, fun and reflective Independence Day!
Musical pairing – Sweet Escape by Gwen Stefani featuring Akon Last weekend, we headed down to Indianapolis and found ourselves at Goose The Market – one of our favorite places to grab a sandwich, something to drink as well as a few grocery items we might need; if you live […]
Musical pairing – You’re Gonna Get It by Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings “Waitress” is a beautiful movie. I can’t say enough good things about it. Without ruining it for you, I’ll just say it’s about a lost woman finding her way back to herself in the face of unforeseen circumstances. The […]
Musical pairing – Fields of Gold by Eva Cassidy Summer might be my favorite season . . . but then again, I think I say that every time the seasons change . . . and yet there is something magical about summer . . .