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

Turkish Delight

Last summer Max and I met in Istanbul after being apart for several months. Max flew in from Detroit the day before I flew from Prague, and in a way that truly seemed miraculous, we met in the airport without sending a single text message. Having had a cell phone for eleven years, it almost … Continue reading

an illuminating lamb post

I mentioned in an earlier post finding a French rack of lamb for about $11.70 at Trader Joe’s, and after stashing it in the meat drawer for a couple of days, it was lamb time. As Max and I are on a pretty tight budget, we don’t get lamb too often. The last time we … Continue reading