Devra Gartenstein’s Lentil Barley Soup

Good afternoon from Pittsburgh, my friends. I am relaxing still on break from my work at community college. It's nice to get the longer winter breaks back that I had when I was still a student. I have little bits of work here and there from my other job, but in the main I'm still… Continue reading Devra Gartenstein’s Lentil Barley Soup

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Rachel Roddy’s roman twice-cooked broccoli with pasta: a quick letter

Hello everyone, I had it in mind to make Molly Yeh's brussels sprout latkes last night after I got home from work, but thought better of it when I remembered the lovely green head of broccoli (which I'm having trouble spelling it seems) in my bottom drawer. I toyed with the idea of making some… Continue reading Rachel Roddy’s roman twice-cooked broccoli with pasta: a quick letter

Good things and gratitude: Vegetable red curry + tomato, fig and blue cheese salad

It's late August and this morning I woke up to a stark contrast in weather from the heat and humidity followed by thunderstorms of yesterday. The sky was an almost piercing blue; no trace of yesterday's haze. It was a cool 66 F when I stepped out into the living room towards the kitchen for… Continue reading Good things and gratitude: Vegetable red curry + tomato, fig and blue cheese salad

Homecoming: Cookie and Kate’s West African Peanut Stew

Friends, what a journey it's been. (AKA, the way I feel like I start every post.) I meant to go to my local library to write this post, but it's closed on Sundays, so instead I'm writing from my local Starbucks (I know) where I'm drinking an iced green tea-- a drink which invariably reminds… Continue reading Homecoming: Cookie and Kate’s West African Peanut Stew

April winds and sun: Artichoke risotto and more farro experiments

I'm sitting here on my couch on a Friday night, as I typically do this time of week. Not really fully aware that the week has ended yet, but trying my best to relax anyways. Really what I'm doing is trying to decide if the half mile walk to TJ's is worth the carbonated water… Continue reading April winds and sun: Artichoke risotto and more farro experiments

2017 photographic update: parsnip potato latkes with apple sauce

It's a new year once again. I've avoided writing on here as usual because I overthink it and believe that what I have to say isn't interesting enough to warrant a post. Perhaps a New Year resolution for me should be to take this dang blog less seriously. 2016 was a hard year for many… Continue reading 2017 photographic update: parsnip potato latkes with apple sauce