Spicing up my life.

As the Spice Girls sang, “every boy and every girl, spice up your life!” Sure, they didn’t mean it like kitchenistas do, but that’s what makes that line fun: its versatility. Just like spices and herbs! Now, I’m still learning about uses of herbs in my own cooking, so my spice rack, inherited from my … Continue reading

Of Food Stories and Cookbook Launch Parties.

Funny how I took no photo of Amanda Hesser nor the recipe collection she compiled, The Essential New York Times Cookbook. And I can’t take a photo now because I didn’t buy the $40 tome (the cost, not the error on page 932) being my reason for not purchasing it), instead opting for fellow NYT … Continue reading

A recipe: Butternut squash saute with spinach and cranberries

It was two months ago that I saw butternut squash for the first time. I was at my farm share pick-up location and saw these beautifully bulbous gourds that screamed “make me into creamy orangey yellow soup!” and “roast me for salads!” So I swapped some forgotten green for an extra squash and went home … Continue reading

Dish-a-Day week in review

Last week, I began a cooking series called Dish A Day. The purpose is currently to post the meals I make on a given day with the hope that this incentive will hopefully get me to use up all the produce I garner from my CSA half-share. Also, I like the idea of cooking for … Continue reading

Dish A Day: potato hash

I am a breakfast for lunch kind of gal. IHOP is my friend. So when I awoke on Tuesday about an hour after 12 noon and inspected the contents in my fridge, I decided that it was time to make use of the sliced potatoes Mom and I had boiled in the microwave on Sunday … Continue reading

Mom’s First CSA Trip

Word to the wise:  Getting Mom to accept your weekly CSA half-share deposit in the fridge (where it gradually takes over, depending on how much leftovers your grandparents bestow upon you) is like getting your toddler to try new foods — get her involved in the preparation. In the tradition of all great discoveries that … Continue reading

Cinco de Mayo for all! Plus, breakfast.

Feliz Cinco de Mayo, mis amigos! Wait, that’s not right. Oh well. Hola! I just made that greeting up. But it happens to be in the spirit of America’s annual celebration of the day, which is more of an excuse to celebrate Mexican culture (and sell beer) than it is of the official Mexican Independence … Continue reading

Happy Lunar New Year 4708: Year of the Tiger

As mentioned in the previous post, the Lunar calendar dictates that the first day of the year 4708 begins on what we who follow the Gregorian calendar like to call February 14th. The symbolism of the new year factored into why I chose to launch this site now. I hope this site takes on food … Continue reading