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

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

Guys dig girls with Mussels

mussel beach, this-a-way

Or at least, that’s what Max told me. Cooking mussels is another one of those nearly foolproof methods of pleasing snobs with simple, and fairly cheap ingredients. In fact, Max spent more on the perfect Belgian beer pairings than I did on the whole dinner! It was kind of a whim to make them, actually, … Continue reading

roast the night away, and saute the fungus among us

Last night, we had a little dilemma on our hands. There were some leftovers, but not really enough for both of us to have dinner, so we decided to make a few smaller dishes. First, we chopped up a couple of zucchini to roast. After roasting vegetables for years in a glass baking dish, I’m … Continue reading