Duck and Cover (With Pasta)

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You didn’t think I made duck confit just to eat a delicious confit dinner, did you? The best part of duck confit is the leftovers! I had a recipe in mind from Florence Fabricant of the NY Times (although she says, “Do not even think of making duck confit from scratch. Buy it prepared, from … 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

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