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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Citrus Avocado & Walnut Salad

Citrus Avocado & Walnut Salad

Feb 08, 2012

I have a bit of a trek from Norwich to South Royalton, and sometimes when I drive home in the late afternoon, I get a little dozy. Not so much that other drivers should avoid me, but just enough to want to lie down on the couch when I get home, which can’t always be […]

Greyhounds and Guacamole

Greyhounds and Guacamole

Apr 04, 2011

I hope you’ll enjoy tonight as I will. Go Huskies. Texas Guacamole Serves 4 1 large shallot, chopped 1 medium, red onion, diced, divided 1 jalepeno pepper, finely diced 1 large, red tomato, diced 2 jumbo avocados (or 4 small) 1/2 c chopped cilantro salt and pepper to taste olive oil lemon juice – Saute […]

Curried Zucchini Soup

Curried Zucchini Soup

Sep 19, 2010

I have loved a lot of zucchini this summer. Never, even when it took over my garden and would not stop showing up in heaps and piles at the market, did I stop collecting it. I can pretty confidently say that I’ve eaten summer squash and zucchini every day for the last two and a […]

Spicy Corn Salad

Spicy Corn Salad

Aug 11, 2010

This summer, I’m all about peeling and eating… I hardly bother to cook my corn, it’s so heavenly all by itself. If there’s someone else around I keep my raw cob gnawing under wraps, surreptitiously leaving one ear behind as I boil the others. I can tell mine apart because it is a little paler, […]

Cool-As-A Cucumber (and Avocado) Soup

Cool-As-A Cucumber (and Avocado) Soup

Jun 16, 2009

Houston, you are truly a hot, wet babe. Not exactly gorgeous, but certainly widespread and lusty, full of sprawling roads leading to spicy foods of all kids. You' ve got about as much culture as any of the other more glamorous cities out there. Pfff. You are, by far, the most cosmopolitan and egalitarian place […]



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