Hi. I’m Isabel, I cook and scribble. I make a lot of food and do a lot of writing, and Bread & Courage is what I have to show for it. It started as a simple food blog called TASTE but evolved into something more—a place where I express my love of food, community and the environment. Thanks for spending some time here—and be in touch!

 




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Roasted Butternut Squash with Apples, Arugula and Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

Roasted Butternut Squash with Apples, Arugula and Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

Oct 25, 2010

I really miss local apples. I got spoiled as a kid—we grew up within walking distance of an apple farm, and in October came the McIntosh. First pulled from the low hanging branches of their little, scraggly trees; then dropped into baskets; then stuffed into pockets, into mouths. Some of them made it to the […]

Pea, Pecorino and Pistachio Salad

Pea, Pecorino and Pistachio Salad

May 19, 2010

Christopher and I like to cook on Fridays: cozy up to the stove, cool ourselves down with a few glasses of wine, and then dance in the middle of the living room when all’s said and done. It’s a pretty great way to date—and it shaves a lot of time off primping, waiting for tables, […]

Candied Pears with Bleu Cheese and Pecans

Candied Pears with Bleu Cheese and Pecans

Aug 25, 2009

If I were a 19th century poet, I would spend my summer afternoons on the outskirts of an orchard, watching the clouds pass, nibbling fruit, and limning the virtues of their juices. Alas, I am a modern eater, relegated to her blog—but at least there’s someplace to extol the sweetness of summer. After all, I […]



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