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Category Archives: Entrees

Doing it Again | Ribollita with Winter Squash

Doing it Again | Ribollita with Winter Squash

I’m a sucker for all things New Year-related. I love reflecting on the past and tend toward nostalgia. I’m always grateful for the blank canvas that a new year provides, even though I’ve come to realize that it will eventually be covered with the same sort of strange, delightful, wandering, maddening brushstrokes that are, quite […]

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Spaghetti Squash & Other Obsessions

Spaghetti Squash & Other Obsessions

I am currently obsessed with gingerbread, a fairly new fascination that sprang forth on Sunday from I don’t know where. Hopefully, though, it will benefit you very soon. My more typical holiday obsessions are in full swing as well—including staring, transfixed, at our sweet, twinkling Christmas tree (which is a little crooked this year, making it all the […]

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Even If | Gingered Delicata Squash Soup

Even If | Gingered Delicata Squash Soup

And just like that, Thanksgiving is upon us! I am here today with a simple, delicious starter that will serve you well for the holiday. But I also wanted to take a moment to encourage you to take a lot of deep breaths, do some yoga, go for a hike in the woods, drink a nice glass of […]

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The Little Orange Kitchen | Warm Chickpea Salad with Arugula

The Little Orange Kitchen | Warm Chickpea Salad with Arugula

My first solo apartment occupied the front right-hand corner of a stately purple house on the downtown edge of Grand Rapids’ historic Heritage Hill. I lived there when I started this blog, and I’ve surely mentioned it before. It was a special little place, after all. I moved in at the very beginning of 2010, just […]

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Little Omelets & Other Simple Things

Little Omelets & Other Simple Things

I’ve already gone on about Cal Peternell and his fantastic book, Twelve Recipes, haven’t I? Quick check of the archives says that yes, indeed, I have. Well, I won’t belabor the point, but I really think most people ought to own this book. His methods for making toast alone are worth the cost of the book, and I’m […]

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