When winter seems like it will never end, your steam heat isn’t trying hard enough and you just can’t get warm, and to top things off, you have a bunch of sad, stale bread lying around (ok, maybe this has just been my life recently . . .), it is time to make ribollita. Many of the ingredients … Continue reading Ribollita


Having this buttery, crumbly shortbread with tea instantly perks up my day and can get me through the sleepiest of afternoons. I especially love it with the smoked Chinese black tea Lapsang Souchong, which tastes like a campfire, in the best way possible. If you’re feeling fancy, use the best quality flour and butter you can find, but even … Continue reading Shortbread