March 5, 2014
I'll be honest - I had my doubts about this recipe. I didn't think a spinach/cottage cheese pasta would yield a particularly flavorful dish. I'm not a huge fan of cottage cheese anyway, and I recalled it as being bland and lumpy in all the wrong ways. So I was surprised when I bought a tub of...
February 19, 2014
Remember that kale smoothie I made last time? What I didn't tell you was that I was feeling so fanatical about binging on health that I was also making from scratch the almond milk the recipe called for.
February 5, 2014
My friends mocked me when I told them I made chocolate-covered potato chips for my last blog entry. Because as I told them about this awesome unhealthy snack, I was also raving about a new kick I was on — kale smoothies.
January 22, 2014
Whoever first came up with the idea to coat a potato chip with chocolate was a genius. Have you ever tried a chocolate-covered potato chip? It?'s pretty awesome. Like salted caramel or kettle corn, the salt and sweet play off nicely...
January 8, 2014
Oh my God. How many cookies did you have last month? I had 2,462.
Let's cleanse our systems and leave behind all of the gluttony of Thanksgiving and Christmas. Yeah, this recipe calls for some brown...
December 26, 2013
He eats, in no particular order: goose poop, deer poop, horse poop, tubs of coconut oil, unopened packages of spoiled ground beef, kimchi, SLR cameras, the contents of a garbage can, boxes of plastic bags, and most recently, a book.
December 11, 2013
My pie frenzy continues.
As normal people go about their normal day, I bake pie. I bake pie before work, think about pie during work, sometimes even bake pie after work (at an hour when most people are...
November 27, 2013
Forget everything I said about pie and how fussy and daunting it is. I'm here to inform you that I was wrong. Pie is beautiful, pie is kind. Pie is what's holding me together these days, when I would much rather fall apart.
November 14, 2013
Here's the thing. I love soup and largely live off it during the winter months. But I haven't bought chicken stock in close to four years.
I know. I sound like a bad infomercial. But it's because so...
October 31, 2013
I have an unofficial list of all the "American" things I want to experience that I never grew up with. One of them was a proper Halloween. Thanks to the Halloween-happy Rick Koster and his wife Eileen, when I moved to New London, I...
October 16, 2013
Give me a choice between a pretty, perfectly symmetrical pastry and a rustic and obviously homemade one and I'll pick the rustic one, every time.
Give me a choice between making my own pie and buying...
October 2, 2013
I don't know when bacon became such a pop culture icon, but I remember the first time I ever tried bacon chocolate. Just an ordinary bar of chocolate with little pieces of bacon in it. What? It blew my mind. It was unexpected, and a...
September 18, 2013
The kitchen gods are plotting against me.
Where there should be a perfectly fluffy glazed lemon bread, there's a dense, sweaty brick that looks and tastes strangely like polenta. Where there should be...
September 4, 2013
Nonononono. Summer stays. Winter goes. Let's all pretend Labor Day hasn't come and gone. Pretend summer's problems remain. It's too hot to cook! The zucchinis are blowing up in my garden!
August 22, 2013
I like to joke that I'm a bad Korean. I don't watch Korean soap operas, listen to K-pop or even crave Korean food all that much. My friend Matt (not Korean), frequents the Asian markets here more often than I do.
August 7, 2013
It's not that I'm over the fudge pops, really. It's just that coconut came along and turned my life upside-down. I didn't know I even liked coconut that much. I didn't know a little this, a little that and a quick whirl in the blender...
July 24, 2013
Vacations. So good, yet so potentially bad for your eating habits. If you're anything like me, you take your vacations seriously and tend to overindulge on everything. Shopping, dining, snacking. Especially snacking.
June 27, 2013
A couple of summers ago, I jumped on the frozen pops bandwagon (Popsicles for most of us, but that name is trademarked), as I'm wont to do, because I spend a lot of time reading about and eating food. I only realized recently that most...
June 12, 2013
It's like this. You go years buying a favorite dessert or snack at the bakery or store counter, already made and ready to fulfill your every instant gratification need. You don't stop to wonder how it's made, only that you want it now,...
May 29, 2013
I don't know about you, but when a craving hits me, it doesn't just go away with time. It nags and nags and nags until I address it.
A craving for sweets is one thing, but I find it's almost harder to...
May 15, 2013
Reader. I know it's early in our relationship and I shouldn't overshare. My love affair with cheese is one thing, but now I must come clean about a bad habit.