Monthly Archives: July 2012

Crispy black bean tacos

Robin and I have been loving life at home with our boy, Harrison.  While there have been a few home cooked meals from the knitchen, we have been fortunate to have a number of dinner visitors bringing wonderful treats.

Knowler family sandwiches

Grilled Salmon and Flatbread with Green Charmoula

This last dinner was a highlight in the post-baby Knitchen.  It is from a great Bon Appetit article about a surf and cooking trip to Mexico that looked like a dream.  The green charmoula was a dream on fish and bread.  So tasty.



Harrison came home with us this morning.  Before the storm fully sets in I decided to make us as yummy a lunch as I could muster.  Wonderful tomatoes, mozz, basil, pesto, salt and pepper.  Success.



If all goes well, Harrison will come home with us tomorrow.  We spent the evening relaxing with Jane and Jeremy.  Jer cooked some wonderful salmon with a fabulous peach, avocado salsa.

My contribution was this grilled kale salad with ricotta and plums.  It was a delight. Wow.  The grilled kale was crispy and added wonderful texture and flavor.  Will I make it again?  That depends on what Harrison has to say about cooking!

Grilled Kale Salad with Ricotta and Plums


Robin and I welcome Harrison Pond Davis into the world last friday, July 13th.  He has changed my life.

He is spending a few extra days in the ICN getting used to breathing; it is tough being five weeks younger than most babies.  Robin and I have been home for a few nights and enjoying cooking at home.

On the menu so far:

Penne with White Beans and Kale 

Tagliatelle with corn pesto.  We made it with Taylor’s smoked pancetta. Amazing.

Penne with Ricotta, Arugula and Basil