About me . . .
A bonne vivante in NYC with a taste for the savoir-vivre.
- @stephenhacker We all do :-) 14 hours ago
- Amazing meal + wine @PearlandAshNYC Check out their steak tartare with cocoa! Yum! http://t.co/qHkgF3COKj 16 hours ago
- 38 words English needs like the Georgian word for continuing to eat something delicious even after you're full. shar.es/ZyWl2 19 hours ago
- @Persolaise @egabbert @alyssaharad Ever since the movie came out, I hear my name. It takes me a split second to realize it's not about me! 20 hours ago
- Rosé ... On tap! http://t.co/VPEIp0ABbG 20 hours 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 . . .
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“Nigella does what?!” Steve from Gourmandistan shook his head incredulously and made a face. “She tells you to put all the fresh herbs in the foot of a nylon stocking and to leave the whole thing in simmering stock for an hour!“ … 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
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
I am finally getting to the end of the massive amount of green garlic that I bought at the Greenmarket. Whew! It has been a very delicious process, but it still feels good to polish it off. With the last … Continue reading
Have you ever had one of those weeks where you were amazed at how busy your schedule was, yet surprised at how little you seemed to get done? That was last week for me and the blitz of activity left … Continue reading
Already I can see that the beginning of the new year is going to be a tug-of-war between the wanting-to-detox me, and the part of me that thinks that butter and cheese are inalienable rights to be defended Minutemen-style with … Continue reading
I have a new love: Jersey Farms Crushed Tomatoes. I can eat them straight out of the can. Seriously. They just taste so rich and, well, tomatoey. All of the tomatoes come from just 6 cooperative farms in New Jersey. Once … Continue reading
This is another great recipe adapted from Heidi Swanson’s Super Natural Every Day. Swanson, whose blog 101 Cookbooks is an amazing source of ideas and inspiration, makes food that is healthy, wholesome, a little quirky, always delicious, and never preachy. The great … Continue reading
Indian summer, that strange spike in temperature and humidity that occurs following the first frost. Okay, so maybe we haven’t had a first frost yet, but the weather in the Mid-Atlantic has been so screwy lately that it makes me … Continue reading
Have you ever polished off all the vegetables that you bought at the market with no waste and nothing thrown out? It rarely happen to me as I am an over-exuberant market shopper. I also forget that I sometimes go … Continue reading