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

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

There won’t be a spare rib!

Seems like every time I look up a spare rib recipe, the recommended ones take hours of marinading and at least three hours of roasting. Who has that kind of time? But now that it’s getting all cold outside, a warm and satisfying platter of ribs makes great comfort food. My recipe isn’t very time … Continue reading

pork chop barrel spending at TJ

Thursday, armed with a gift card, Max and I trekked to 14th street and 3rd avenue to check out Trader Joe’s. We definitely arrived before 3pm, but the store was as busy as any SoHo boutique on the weekend! Now, I don’t like crowds much, but I’ve been eager to have a shopping experience at … Continue reading

what to do with priest chokers

If you have a bunch of priest chokers on your hands, the best way to deal with them is a boiling water bath for probably at least eight minutes. I’m talking about strozzapreti of course! I hope no one found this website looking for a religious debate! No one really knows why this kind of … Continue reading