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jumbo shrimp, easy risotto, and other oxymorons

Sorry that I skipped all of June! I feel like I’ve been terribly busy, but when I look back on the last month, I somehow can’t figure out what exactly I’ve been so busy with! But now that I am back, let’s talk about shrimp. I have never been a particular fan of crustaceans, especially … Continue reading

supremavera

Ramped up pasta primavera

Spring is here! Max and I went to celebrate one of our first nice days at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. A lot of other people had the same idea, however, and it was quite crowded. But we had a nice time looking at the blossoms and greenhouse exhibits and walking around the park. If you … Continue reading

egg rolls for eggrebody!

put all your egg rolls in my basket

Around St. Patrick’s Day I saw a brilliant blog post for how to turn a Reuben sandwich into an egg roll that got me thinking. Basically, I love egg rolls, but I had never tried to make them before (I have made dumplings before, but they are never quite as good as the gyoza or … Continue reading

Egg me on

I have a really difficult time figuring out what I want to eat for breakfast. I haven’t been into cereal since I was much younger, and I hate the cleanup that oatmeal and cream of wheat take, and I haven’t been in the mood for either of those, lately, anyway. I like having an egg … Continue reading

soupytimes

super day for soup for supper

At this point, I am hoping for amazing May flowers, because the “wintry mix” weather we’ve been having with only a few, scattered, warm days is really becoming quite tiresome. However, this cold spring weather does mean that making a big batch of soup is a welcome source of sustenance throughout the week. No longer … Continue reading

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Don’t worry, have a pinch of curry

One of my best friends (we’ll call her “The Gray Lady” as she is a particularly ardent New York Times devotee) was mourning the end of Mark Bittman’s column, “The Minimalist” with me when we decided to pay him homage and make one of his recipes together. Thankfully Bittman already did us the favor of … Continue reading

phi beta kappa maki

go ahead. maki my day.

When I was growing up, we ordered Chinese food from a place around the corner (now closed, sadly) every week. Chinese food will always be a kind of comfort food for me because of that. But once I got a little older, my parents decided it was time to introduce me to the joys of … Continue reading

get in my tuna belly

Sushi is how I roll

I love sushi so much that Max has suggested I become a sushi chef several times. The idea of being a sushi chef inspires a whirlwind montage in my head of learning Japanese, living in Tokyo, apprenticing under a great chef, and fiercely bartering for freshly caught fish at marketplaces at dawn…which would be great … Continue reading

you will eat me and you will love me

To Fry For

Several months ago, I had brunch with two friends at Jane where we decided to split an order of “crispy calamari and zucchini” (we made the mistake of also ordering individual dishes, leaving a ton of leftovers). The calamari was the star of brunch for me (and had a surprise ingredient!) and ever since I … Continue reading

my heart beets for you

My Heart Beets Blood Oranges

I hope you had a nice Valentine’s Day! I know celebrating the “Hallmark” holiday is somewhat controversial but I’ve always taken it as an opportunity to show your loved ones to a little extra kindness. In fact, our main “valentiney” activity came a little early for me and Max this year: we treated each other … Continue reading

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