Well, it happened again. I bought into the “pumpkin shortage” in October and am left with an extra can of orange vegetable goop. I love the goop, but it’s hard to think of things to do with it, especially after the holidays and all the baking and cookies and… …Wait, cookies? Hm, maybe not so […]
This month’s Mystery Box theme is the color orange. Totally appropriate and delicious. The recipe I decided on could have been made with sweet potato, squash or pumpkin, and since I decided against sweet potato and couldn’t find canned squash in my neighborhood, I went with good old pumpkin. Oh, pumpkin. I do adore you. […]
This is going to be a rather unusual post, one of those rare, non-sugary things that I come up with every once in a great while. Not only that, but it’s flat-out healthy, and came together out of a particularly successful spring trip to the Greenmarket.
The April 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Esther of The Lilac Kitchen. She challenged everyone to make a traditional British pudding using, if possible, a very traditional British ingredient: suet. I wasn’t terribly excited about this challenge at first, and didn’t bother with the whole suet thing, choosing instead to substitute butter (of […]
I postulated about a month or so ago that I wondered if one could make red velvet mochi cake. I have absolutely no idea why this popped into my head (I’m not even really a fan of red velvet) but I decided it would be worth a try. How hard could it be? A little […]
Remember back in October when everyone was freaking out over the supposed pumpkin shortages? That was a little scary. I remember thinking to myself, “hm, better go get some pumpkin so I can make my annual pumpkin cupcakes, plus a little extra.” So I bought two cans. Because I am poor and have very little […]
I am totally in love with the Union Square Green Market. Well, not every day. Some days I don’t find anything inspiring and all the tourists and snobs there (standing in my way) just make me angry. But other days… I find exactly what I’ve been looking for. Like a gigantic crate of quince. Or […]
These might look a little familiar to anyone who has bothered to read ALL the way back on this blog…back to when the pictures were horrible instead of slightly-less-than-horrible…
One of the few – VERY few – things I miss about Maine is my parents’ garden. There’s nothing like veggies fresh from the garden to make dinner awesome.
Like most people who are strangely addicted to making up recipes and experimenting in the kitchen, I occasionally get hit hard by inspiration. So hard that an idea doesn’t even make it into my notebook.