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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Raw Zucchini and Sun Gold Salad

Raw Zucchini and Sun Gold Salad

Aug 26, 2011

Zucchini persists, a happy constant. Life is changing a lot–unlike my friends in Texas, who have endured nearly three months of 100+ temperatures, I can feel the fall moving into North Country. It starts with a subtle gust of cooler wind, whirling at my feet. I hear a few more crows cry, and the smell […]

Raw Zucchini Salad with Parrano & Toasted Pine Nuts

Raw Zucchini Salad with Parrano & Toasted Pine Nuts

Aug 18, 2011

Zucchini, summer squash: crunchy, crisp, soft, charred, somewhat sweet, sometimes runny, best salted. I love these things. I hear a lot of people moan about how much is coming out of the ground. Too much, some say. Too much?  I’ve eaten a lot of zucchini this summer, but it feels like our affair just got […]

Golden Roasted Cauliflower

Golden Roasted Cauliflower

Mar 18, 2010

I realize that many people will not give this post much attention and that makes me sad. I feel that cauliflower is much maligned—or at least wildly underappreciated. How is it that such a beautiful thing can be considered so unglamorous? Is it because they look a little bit wan? I’ve thought that myself, I […]

Israeli Couscous with Charred Peppers

Israeli Couscous with Charred Peppers

Nov 08, 2009

No matter what, I cook on a Sunday. Nothing makes me happier than being by the oven for most of the day, putting up food for the week ahead.  There’s something really nurturing about taking care of myself this way: with a little foresight I can have satisfying, comforting food no matter what disasters might […]

Fire Roasting Eggplant

Fire Roasting Eggplant

Oct 22, 2009

So not everybody is crazy about eggplant. That baffles me, but I understand it—especially coming from people who don’t often prepare their own, and are victims of slimy, spongy, bitter mush. Nobody wants to eat slippery vegetables with gritty seeds and acrid hides. But eggplants can also be the best of what a vegetable can […]



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