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

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

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

Pros and Confit

put a cup under your mouth to catch drool

People will try to scare you away from making duck confit. BUT DON’T LET THEM! Duck confit is surprisingly simple, and comes from a centuries-old method of preparing food to make it tasty and easy to preserve. Confit is a French word (pronounced cone-FEE) that comes from the verb confire, to preserve. Apparently, a great … Continue reading

Battle (Trumpet) Royale

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! I’m very curious about family traditions and any interesting side dishes people had, so let me know what you all did this year. Last year, Max and I were in Prague during Thanksgiving. We had moved there a couple months before and I was bewildered with the idea … Continue reading

Gnocchi? No problem!

As I have stated numerous times, I am obsessed with pasta. I am also aware that pasta is kind of a huge pain in the butt to make at home if you don’t have any special equipment (and really, even if you do). While I’ve already mentioned that I use Raffeto’s for most of my … Continue reading