Art is the Handmaid of Human Good

Life in Lowell, Massachusetts, USA


Happy Friday!

Mushroom & Smoked Cheese Pizza

Friday is generally pizza night in our house; if you hadn’t already guessed, pizza is my absolute favorite food in the entire world and I just love closing out the work-week with a treat. Continue reading



Spaghetti with Zucchini and Lemon

Spaghetti with Zucchini and Lemons

YUM! This is not my first foray into the joyful world of pasta + zucchini, last summer Gist and I were obsessed with Smitten Kitchen’s Zucchini Strand Spaghetti. I think we may have eaten it once a week during zucchini season.  And while that recipe is absolute perfection, I was also in the mood for something new. Continue reading


African Pineapple Peanut Stew

African Pineapple Peanut Stew

I can’t vouch for the authenticity of this recipe, but I can vouch for its deliciousness!  I hadn’t realized how long I have been making this recipe until I overheard Gist telling her Auntie about it on the phone last night – apparently I started making it way back when we were living in San Francisco.  It comes from the Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home – I love Moosewood cookbooks! Continue reading