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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Plum and Walnut Galette

Plum and Walnut Galette

Oct 04, 2010

I really like a late summer plum. We’re into fall now, but still on the cusp, and stone fruit gets better and better from now until its dearth. I made a rustic plum galette recently, which is a nice way of saying that I made a dessert with permissibly crumpled edges and uneven folds. Every […]

Plum Tart

Plum Tart

Sep 09, 2008

I' ve been meaning to make a fruit tart for some time. A few good recipes have caught my eye, but none so delightful as Ina Garten' s plum tart. I made a potato salad of hers for a party this weekend and was absolutely mind-boggled at its goodness. There are two remarkable things about […]

shrimp with plum salsa

shrimp with plum salsa

Jul 22, 2008

I was recently tempted by a packet of spices. When people serve me taste samples I can never pass them up. The mouthful of rubbed-down shrimp I had was so good that I actually bought what they were trying to sell me: a packet of Chipotle, tomato and basil rub and a pound of shrimp […]



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