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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Curried Chicken Salad with Apples, Dried Cranberries & Walnuts

Curried Chicken Salad with Apples, Dried Cranberries & Walnuts

Sep 11, 2011

It’s fall, so I rush around a lot. I’m getting used to not having time to linger over lunch. I have to bring it with me most days, and eat it while I read about hearsay or the Fourth Amendment. Despite the rigors of daily life, Sundays are sanctified by a roasted chicken. Christopher and […]

Christopher Does Kafta

Christopher Does Kafta

Jul 10, 2011

Christopher has made kafta a few times, and in different kitchens. The magical outcome is no happy accident. (Though I never doubted him.) I am impressed though, because ‘exotic’ cuisines evade me: my curries are a tad flat, my sushi rolls aren’t tight and I can’t get comfortable with fish sauce to cook Thai–although that […]

Curried Squash Soup

Curried Squash Soup

Dec 27, 2010

Green on Greens will teach you to do incredible things with vegetables, one of which involves stuffing a chicken with a celery root… Imagine! I haven’t done it yet, but I will let you know when I do. Quite a few pages are dogeared with irreparable creases, but none is more worn than the page […]

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 […]

Spiced Nuts with Turbinado Sugar

Spiced Nuts with Turbinado Sugar

Apr 18, 2010

One of my favorite things about visiting home is my mother’s zest for cocktail hour. When she’s not working, she’s waiting for five o’clock. Until recently, my father, sister and I joined her, dutiful but sometimes disinterested, sipping wine and waiting for the sun to set over the water. Don’t get me wrong…I love to […]

Indian Roasted Cauliflower, Zucchini, and Spinach Saag ‘Paneer’

Indian Roasted Cauliflower, Zucchini, and Spinach Saag ‘Paneer’

Apr 29, 2009

This is a real vegetable beauty and is just the type of recipe I like: simple, improvisational and savory. Though it sounds exotic, you’ll be surprised by how prepared your pantry already is to whip up this dish. You’ll have to buy fresh spinach, cauliflower and maybe mozzarella, but the other ingredients are likely lying […]



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