Thursday, November 7, 2013
I love mushrooms with a hobbit-like intensity. One of the first things on my "when I win the lottery which will totally obviously happen even though I never play it" list is to eat a truffle. I could probably give up meat if I could always have a delicious portobello (portabella? whatever) cap instead. So when I saw this recipe for Super Creamy Mushroom Lasagna on Divine Cuisine I was instantly intrigued. I also love "white" versions of Italian dishes (yummmm white pizza) so that convinced me I had to give it a whirl.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
This Halloween I decided to try to recreate something Jay made for our Halloween party two years ago. He cooks everything by just throwing things together until it tastes good, which often works out well but is not so helpful when it comes to recreating the recipe. With a little trial and error I took a stab at it, and was pretty happy with the result, although there's one thing I'll definitely change next time. After some initial stovetop cooking, you can finish this recipe in a slow cooker or continue to simmer it on low on the stove.
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Two years ago my friend Jo brought me this soup, and I never stopped thinking about it! It's perfect for fall- it has the smoky bacon, hearty starchiness from the beans, a light broth with fresh herbs and escarole, and it would be awesome for dipping some fresh crusty bread in.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Um, hi. So. I fail at blog!! I should say, I fail at blog and job simultaneously. I'm going to work on that, I really am. With recipes. And stuff. And maybe we'll actually get some spring and summer next year instead of two years of fall and winter...?
Regarding Doctor Who. It should go without saying,
SPOILER SPOILERS HOLY CRAP SO MANY SPOILERS. You've been warned.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Friday, March 22, 2013
YOU GUYS! I'm sorry I've abandoned this blog! I had no intentions of doing so, but I've been extremely busy doing this whole baking thing professionally! I've been working at an awesome French bakery and learning lots of fancy bread baking skills that I will someday be able to share with you, when I have time to breathe a little bit. Baking all day is tons of fun, but also tons of hard work!
Monday, January 21, 2013
Monday, January 7, 2013
Sunday, December 30, 2012
|all pictures taken by my dad at/around our old house in upstate New York|
The holidays have passed for me, as they usually do, in a wild blur. Every year as I think about the Yuletide season approaching, I imagine it being a collage of every perfect moment I experienced in my childhood. I think there will be snow- I swear there was always snow, at least until I was 9- and I'll get to make snowmen and igloos and go tobogganing (in some imaginary yard, since I don't have one,) and come in and drink hot cocoa in front of the wood stove, while the ice melts from my hair and my cold hands sting from the heat.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
I made some challah earlier this week, so today was perfect timing for a french toast brunch. I usually make my batter with buttermilk, but since it's December, I decided to make it with eggnog this time. It was a good choice.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Ah, peppermint bark. A blessing and a curse. So beautiful, so delicious, so seemingly simple. I mean, look at this stuff. It's no wonder as soon as people know you can make it, they want it every year for Christmas!
|thanks to my friend Hana for taking this awesome picture at my holiday party :D|
Monday, December 3, 2012
I've been trying to find more goodies to make this year that are good for packing up in a little cello bag or jar. Holiday cookies are a great gift, but they don't always arrive in the best (or freshest) shape when your friends and family are scattered across the country (or across the globe!) So when I saw this beautiful recipe for spiced candied orange peels on Savory Simple, I knew I had to give it a try!
Friday, November 30, 2012
|Suppi helping me decorate the tree|
It's time again for Hippy Elf Chick's seasonal list of awesome things. In case you were not with us last time for the fall list, this is where I share things that put me in the spirit of the season but are a little untraditional (for example, Rudolph and the Island of Misfit Toys won't be appearing on this list, cause that's too obvious!) I actually meant to do a part 2 to the Fall list around Halloween, but I swear, it feels like Halloween was yesterday! So we missed V for Vendetta season, but luckily many of my late fall favorites are just as good in December.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
I feel like I blinked in October and suddenly December is upon us! So before I let any more of the holiday season get away from me, I wanted to post the recipe for my favorite December meal. I make this every year on the winter solstice, but it's so easy to throw together, so fragrant and beautiful, it will make any weeknight festive! The whole spices and fresh basil make the kitchen smell amazing, and when you taste it you will do a happy dance. Or at least, I did!