Mission: Gluten Free Sourdough

Monday, August 12th, 2013

Friends, I will not give up my sourdough. This weekend I discovered Rumi’s gluten free bread, and it is like the real deal. At least enough so that I have eaten half the loaf in the form of tomato sandwiches in the last 2 days. (Oh sweet tomato sandwich. My summer siren.) So now I’m […]

not a seven things post

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Dear friends, I know it is past the 7th of the month, and I therefore owe you a seven things post. This is not it. But this is important. If you find yourself with a surplus of cherry/grape/plum/pear tomatoes right now or in the coming weeks. Make this. And then, spread it on ALL THE […]

A very springy march

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

Last week we saw multiple days that were more than 40° F above average. Usually this time of year the great lakes region is still brushing snow off their cars and hoping for a couple days in the 50s to ring in the spring. Instead air conditioners were turned on months ahead of schedule. The […]

Seven Things: I can because I can

Monday, November 7th, 2011

I started canning things a couple years ago.  Our neighbor house had a couple pear trees, and was sitting vacant, so one afternoon at the height of pear season my brothers and I took the ladder and pillaged the trees.  We brought home a couple grocery bags full of pears, and one of the things […]

Monday, August 1st, 2011

dear friends, It is tomato sandwich season once again. All is right with the world. love, macnamania

Seven Things: I love about the new apartment

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Fiance and I moved in together about 2 weeks ago.  So far we’ve made it through the move, changing a flat on the side of the freeway, and removing a wine stain from a white carpet since we shacked up.  All without killing each other.  I think we’re in it for the long haul, folks. […]


Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Yesterday, Fiance and I celebrated the Fourth of July with a Tanzanian favorite, Kachumbali (or Kachumbari). Kachumbali is a very simple salad that is all kinds of delicious.  It is made up of red onions, tomatoes and salt in its most basic form, and can also include cucumbers, green peppers (not my favorite addition, but […]

Seven Things: To Put on a Tomato Sandwich

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

I first discovered a love for tomato sandwiches in Tanzania.  During the end of the dry season all I could get in the market in the way of produce were tomatoes, onions, and sometimes some wilty looking greens.  Not too much to work with, but with a good loaf of bread, those tomatoes were turned […]

this month is all about the food

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

July has been a big food and cooking month for me. Aside from hitting up the farmers’ market down the road every Saturday and Wednesday, I also have been frequenting Zingerman’s deli and bakery for fresh bread and cheese, and paid a visit to Detroit’s Eastern Market last weekend.  So much is in season right […]

Rounding Out March

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

The month of March started out super, got a bit stress-tastic in the middle, but then came back around and finished strong.  Because really, who can argue with 75 and sunny on March 31st?  You won’t find this girl complaining. Highlights of the month: dinner at Kafe 421 and the John Mayer/Michael Franti concert with […]