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 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

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

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

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

Penne Garmushallini

Hungry for something that wasn’t leftover from Thanksgiving, Max and I decided to throw together a pasta dish last night that is a standby in our house because we always have the ingredients more-or-less on hand. That’s right, garmushallini! Ahem, that is, garlic, mushrooms, shallots and zucchini. And of course, we tie it together with … 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

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