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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Saffron Lentil Soup

Saffron Lentil Soup

Feb 21, 2011

It’s been too long. I am supposed to be doing something else right now, but I just discovered that that feeling never goes away. So if I don’t do this right now, I might not write anything until May 14th. And that would be a waste of many months. It’s been tough in most places […]

Favorite Thanksgiving Sides

Favorite Thanksgiving Sides

Nov 06, 2010

I’m in St. Louis today, wishing I could stay here for three weeks. My mama-in-law is ready for Thanksgiving: there are lots of little china pilgrims and turkeys and American Indians sitting quietly together on windowsills and bookshelves. It’s almost enough to gloss over the bloody battles and trails of tears. I try not to […]

Asparagus and Spinach Soup

Asparagus and Spinach Soup

May 13, 2010

Someone once asked if I’d seen Goop, that insidious ‘newsletter’ put out by Gwyneth Paltrow. I had not. Now, I get a little note in my inbox every Thursday telling me about all sorts of crazy things I can either: MAKE GO GET DO BE or SEE. All of which regularly return to the theme […]

Roasted Squash with Cherries and Spinach

Roasted Squash with Cherries and Spinach

Nov 12, 2009

As I mentioned recently, there’s little I like more than to cook away a Sunday. I’m particularly happy for my Sabbath kitchen this time of year, when starchy root vegetables take center stage: roasted sweet potatoes, butternut squash, carrots and delicate fingerlings really make my heart sing. We don’t get a lot of it around […]



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