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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To Wed; To Eat: Olive Oil Cake

To Wed; To Eat: Olive Oil Cake

Sep 05, 2009

Nobody tells you that when a boy gets down on one knee and asks you to be his bride that you will become a slave, slave to the nuptial process. Don’t get me wrong, if ever there were occasion to be indentured, this is it, but it is a big, big time suck. You end […]

White Bean Purée With Garlic and Rosemary

White Bean Purée With Garlic and Rosemary

Aug 20, 2009

There’s something about carrots in the summertime that brings out the bean lover in me. So while I’m on the subject of my favorite legume dishes, let me recall a classic for any season: Cannellini bean dip with garlic, rosemary and a hint of lemon. White beans—bum bum bumbumbum, you make my heart sing. You […]

Roasted Carrots

Roasted Carrots

Nov 17, 2008

Carrots are one of my favorite vegetables to roast because they always turn out well—especially if you don' t burn them. But even so, the sweet starchiness can withstand being a bit brown around the edges. Another absolutely delightful carrot-charistic is that they don' t get juicy when you bake them, as often occurs with […]



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