About me . . .
A bonne vivante in NYC with a taste for the savoir-vivre.
- @tedevioletas Muchas gracias! 14 hours ago
- @alyssaharad Tasty is what counts! I agree about the time: 3.5 must be the minimum regardless of size of roast. 21 hours ago
- @TheMGMkid Hi Lanier! Thanks for following me back! Hope all is well where you are. 21 hours ago
- @alyssaharad Oooh! How long did it take in the end? 1 day ago
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I prepared all this food. The written content and photographs are mine unless otherwise specified. I try out a lot of recipes from other sources, but always give credit where it is due. Of course, sometimes pages disappear, and the links no longer work. If that happens, hopefully I have included enough information for you to find the original source.
This blog is meant to be a convivial space, a place where I can share my thoughts, recipes, and story with you. If you like what you see and want to share it with others, remember to attribute it properly. As a courtesy, please do ask for permission if you want to use my content. It will almost always be granted unless you are using it for commercial purposes.
Also, sometimes I tell you about things that I like. I haven't been paid to do this — but wouldn't that be nice? Picture it: a lifetime's supply of Diamond Crystal Kosher Salt . . .
Tag Archives: cooking from memory
I have inherited a lot from my mother. In addition to her dry sense of humor, her sarcasm, and her sly potty mouth, I am also the beneficiary of her glossy hair and poreless, flawless skin — which she reminds … Continue reading
The first time that I ever had beef heart was at St. John’s Bread and Wine in London. It was two summers ago and I was wandering around Spitalfields on a single-origin chocolate bar search. Suddenly, the skies opened up and down … Continue reading
How many of you remember The Yule Log Show on television? To those unfamiliar with it, the Yule Log Show was a program traditionally aired on American network television on Christmas Day from about 9am to 2pm. It was perfectly … Continue reading
Sugar snap peas are here! When snap peas are in season, I like to prepare them as simply as possible so that their wonderful sweetness can shine. I like my sugar snaps barely blanched so that the pods retain their … Continue reading
Clafoutis is the classic dessert of the Limousin, the northwestern part of the Massif Central in the middle of France. Traditionally, it is baked in a buttered dish and is more or less a flan with ripe black cherries. Sometimes, other red … Continue reading
On a hot and sticky mid-August night several years ago, I boarded an overnight train from Paris to Milan. The cabin was filled with two sets of bunk-beds that were meant to accommodate four people. Instead, we were five because … Continue reading
You can admit it: the title of this blog post made you want to speak like Elmer Fudd. Because what’s better than a post about Welsh rabbit? A post about wascally Welsh wabbit with wadishes! Specifically, wadish gweens! You’re vewy, vewy welcome. … Continue reading
I ate my first radish after watching Shelley Duvall’s Faerie Tale Theater. Do you remember that series? Maybe it was a little dark for children, but I loved it and thought Shelley Duvall was the bomb as Rapunzel. If you remember the story, … Continue reading
What’s a girl to do when faced with too much kale and too little time? Make pesto! When it comes to something like pesto, it’s hard to say that anyone has proprietary claims to any one recipe. I did look … Continue reading