Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Don't call it a comeback + Pistachio-Rosewater Cake redux (aka happy birthday to me)

It's hard to start writing something to explain why you've disappeared for nearly 19 months. (Ok, I didn't really disappear, as evidenced by this.)

Life's a lot different now, as many of you know. Gone are the days of getting home from work at 7:30, leisurely making dinner, photographing it just so, and then sharing it within a day or two. 

Now, dinner is often a race against the clock (may I refer you to this, this, this, and this). I've gotten really good about cooking on Sundays and one weeknight a week after the little one is in bed so that all we need to do is reheat a few things to have dinner on the table in under 10 minutes. Yes, I'll cook a meal from scratch one weeknight per week (and in the weekends), but anything that takes more than 30 minutes to make is absolutely not an option on weeknights unless I already have something prepared for the little guy and we adults decide to eat after he goes to bed. Still, I'll admit that neither of us always have the energy, will, or time for a really long dinner like that. I will not deny that many bowls of cereal have been eaten on those instances. There are always clothes to be folded, more work to be done, floors to be swept, finances to handle. And sometimes the newspaper just needs to be read. 

Friday, February 22, 2013

Blackberry-Hazelnut Linzer Cookies

I'm not a huge fan of Valentine's Day (do I really need to list the reasons why?), but this year I felt compelled to celebrate, even if in just some small way.  Perhaps it's because there was a third person this year (who is technically not here yet) and my emotions got the better of me and convinced me that Valentine's Day is in fact important.  The end result was a simple baking project, so it's not as if I went all out, but it definitely meant more to me this year than it has in years past.

Monday, February 18, 2013

The Village Voice's Sixth Annual Choice Eats

Is it already time for Choice Eats? In just a few weeks, 50+ restaurants will be serving a plethora of food in the massive 69th Armory.

I was totally overwhelmed the first year I attended - and I didn't even eat about half of the offerings - and last year was no different.  This year's event is the sixth annual and is taking place on Tuesday, March 19, at 6:30 pm.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

CSA Week 24

Vegetables: 2 pounds turnips, 1 bunch baby fennel, 1 bunch scallions, 1 head red leaf lettuce, 2 pounds sweet potatoes, 2 pounds carrots, 1 bunch tatsoi
Fruit: 8 pounds mixed apples

Here's what I'm making:

  • Moroccan chickpea, turnip, sweet potato, and carrot stew with preserved lemons, green olives, and harissa
  • Smoked crispy sweet potatoes, lettuce, and tomato sandwiches (a riff on Van Horn's Sweet PLT)
  • Sweet potato, walnut, sage, and parmesan pizza
  • Spicy turnip fries
  • Fennel-apple slaw
  • Tatsoi-apple-ginger juice (because I am really entirely over bok choy and all related vegetables
  • Mini apple pies
  • Brown sugar apple upside down cake with apple cider caramel and spiced walnuts
  • Spiced apple cider

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