We ate our way through Montreal

I could write a really lengthy and detailed explanation of everywhere we ate and drank across Montreal. Instead of boring your pants off, I’ll make everything a list with hyperlinks. DAY ONE: Smoked Meat Poutine at Schwartz Meats – so terrible … Continue reading

You call them LEFTOVERS, I call them RECIPE SHORTCUTS.

Sweet Potato and Chicken Shepherd’s Pie + Lentils like Baked Beans Continue reading

We should call these HOT DAMN Split Peas

Why? Um, because they are SO DAMN GOOD. I made up this recipe…kind of a riff on lotsa recipes I’ve heard of in passing. I took a handful of peeled shallots, sautéed them in a splash of Garlic Confit, added … Continue reading

I don’t know if you could really call this Tartar Sauce…

Since it’s Passover right now, everything is kinda turned upside down in our kitchen. We are limited in our options and ingredients – even more so than usual. In this house, for the duration of the holiday, we don’t eat … Continue reading

I wanna lick the screen

Last night was the first night of Passover. We eat a great big meal and sing lots of songs and say a ton of prayers and drink loads of wine. It’s called Seder and this happens to be my FAVORITE … Continue reading

Cherry tomatoes make good squishy missiles

We had one of C’s friend over for dinner tonight. Athi is really health conscious and I wanted to honor his dietary needs – so after some discussion, we settled on making some sort of chicken for dinner. I made … Continue reading

I *WISH* I’d eaten leftovers

Dinner tonight sucked. I was feeling stressed…so of course I decided to make something complicated like Pad Thai. I’ve made this a few times before, but I was obviously distracted…so I burnt the shallots and the noodles were, well, in a word, … Continue reading

What’s the name of that round purple girl from Willy Wonka?

In honor of my two sisters coming into to town, I made Beef Stew with Leeks and Vermouth. It’s a 2-day process that involves big words like ‘deglazing liquid’. It’s pretty awesome. Sure it takes a long time. Sure it … Continue reading

Fish Tacos – a la Jamie Shupak!

..and OF COURSE I forgot to take pictures of the fish. AGAIN. *sigh* Apologies. I gotta tell you though, Jamie’s fish taco recipe was a STELLAR one. And I only made ONE SINGLE substitution (I swapped out the Agave for … Continue reading

Cedar Plank Salmon ROCKS!

And of course I forgot to take photos of it. Apologies. My in-laws came over to play with babies today (and allow me time to play with my new chocolate temperer doohickey) and they brought over cedar planks and a … Continue reading