beef & kimchi stew

We’re having a cold snap here in Baltimore. (All the Syracuse people are like… mmmmkay.) But for real it’s in the 20s and 30s! And we have the usual thing where they are predicting a huge snow storm so everyone will freak out and go buy extra bottled water and paper towels despite still having…

homemade dumplings

I’m going to take almost no credit for the recipe here and just use this post as a PSA to purchase yourself a bamboo steamer. Plus it’s a perfect day to celebrate DUMP-ling Trump-ling!! (Did that work? Not sure.) The GS and I aren’t really gift people and actually didn’t even discuss exchanging Christmas presents,…

what’s on my kindle, part 44

The Other Mrs. by Mary Kubica. When I saw this book my first thought was “I’ve already read this, right?” This seems to be its own genre now!? (The Wife Between Us, The Last Mrs. Parrish, The Silent Wife) but I gave it a shot because I really liked The Good Girl. I’m going to…

curried carrots w/ carrot top pesto

Your weekend plans include: shopping to make this for Meatless Monday. G and I hit the Farmer’s Market as usual on Sunday and impulse-bought a couple bunches of fat carrots. I wasn’t originally planning to make them the main event but then had a burst of inspiration to use the whole thing. After a brief…

turkey soup w/ mashed potato gnocchi

Hope your Thanksgiving was happy and indulgent! Ours was nice and fortunately not all that different from prior years because we’ve kept it small! I did enjoy all the cooking and baking but since I’m working on delegating I let my mom do the pretzel jello (she nailed it) and the mashed potatoes. I guess…

sweet & salty green beans

It’s tomorrow! My Olympics! Thanksgiving has quickly become my favorite holiday. I get to do a ton of cooking and baking, stay in my own home in comfy clothes, and only hang out with my immediate family. Zero complaints. I’ve been hemming and hawing over a vegetable side for this year. Last year I did…

what’s on my kindle, part 43

Save Me the Plums by Ruth Reichl. This is about her becoming the editor-in-chief of Gourmet magazine. I liked it! I think you will probably only like it if you’re really into food and/or magazines. And there’s a few recipes thrown in there that I want to try. The Boys Club by Erica Katz. I…

frickled cauliflower

“Frickled” seems like it should be a word that means “the state of our emotions leading up to Election Day.” But actually it’s a wonderfully benign word that I stole from our neighborhood restaurant Sally O’s which means “pickled, then fried.” We’ve been getting takeout from there frequently and then ended up doing an early…

heirloom tomato tartare

Okay the longer I put off posting this the less seasonal/applicable it will be. Greta and I have been hitting up the farmer’s market every Sunday morning to scoop some goodies for the week. Including an iced coffee from Zeke’s for me and fruits/veggies for Greta. This child still doesn’t have any teeth but she…

what’s on my kindle, part 42

Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben. I didn’t like this nearly as much as Run Away, but there was a massive twist at the end that made it worth finishing. I’ll definitely keep working my way through his books. Six Years by Harlan Coben. Okay fine I spoke too soon this one was REALLY BAD I’m…