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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Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Crostata

Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Crostata

Dec 10, 2009

Last weekend, we feasted in the snow. We were drawn to warm foods—spicy shrimp and chorizo soup, a cheesy crostata and maple gingerbread. It was a real winter meal, save for the cherry tomatoes, which begged to be picked up with their winking green stems and shiny red orbs. They looked like tiny Christmas bulbs. […]

Fig, Olive and Goat Cheese Tapenade

Fig, Olive and Goat Cheese Tapenade

Jan 23, 2009

recipe for delicious tapenade with figs, olives, goat cheese, candied walnuts and herbs

a whole new egg

a whole new egg

Apr 29, 2008

I’ve just discovered an incredible new kind of egg: the newest kind. I’ve been buying local dozens from a farmer at the Houston Farmer’s Market who gives them to me in boxes that I bring back to him the following week. Nothing is wasted except the freckled shells. Which are sometimes so pretty that I […]



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