Some very belated, and very disorganized, and unforgiveably unreciped, tidbits from the past weeks: Lucky boyfriend got three birthday cakes this year: favorite flourless chocolate, pumpkin cake, and a (very messy but delicious) triple-layer mint chocolate chip ice cream cake with mint chocolate ganache and whipped topping (one layer was another flourless chocolate, so this might’ve had an...
bulgogi & rice noodles with broccoli, spinach and...
Dinner last Wednesday: three kinds of kimchi from Woorijip, Trader Joe’s bulgogi marinated boneless beef short ribs (panfry for five minutes on each side, these are effortless and REALLY REALLY GOOD), and rice noodles with sesame sauce, broccoli, spinach and bok choy that I’d made the day before. Rice noodles with broccoli, spinach and bok choy: 1 large package rice noodles 1...
Dinner last night was cheesy, saucy, salty eggplant parm, which I’ve attempted to make several times before (and always failed in one way or another). Last night’s was excellent, and reminded me how much I like eggplant (some fantastic baigan bharta at Tiffin Wallah Friday night helped too). It’s easy and done in under an hour and doesn’t even require a side of linguine or...
stove-top roasted chestnuts
Anyone else breaking out the Christmas albums yet? No? Just me and the Wal-Mart advertising committee? Oh, okay. With sincere apologies for those of you who aren’t as thrilled as I am to see wrapping paper on the shelves and Reeses’ trees replacing the pumpkins at the Duane Reade, I AM EXCITED ABOUT THIS SEASON. So, on Sunday, I bought a few handfuls of chestnuts and determined to...
Black beans, spicy Cuban rice & beans, and goat stew from Sophie’s. Nice follow-up to a morning in the cold moving furniture and boxes of cookbooks from the old office to the new one.
birthday blizzard & pumpkin whoopie pies
I have resentful memories of late October weather as a kid, investing hours conceiving a perfect Halloween costume only to have it ruined by the parental enforcement of an unmatching puffy winter coat. My birthday is the 29th, and this year I spent hours trawling thrift shops on the evening of the 28th to find a perfect white trenchcoat to match my Holly Golightly costume in anticipation of the...