Category: Food

  • Catching Up With Cooking, Pt. 2

    Alright, a few more random baking notes and photos… Chocolate Oatmeal Sour Cream Cookies: These were the sleeper hit of the Christmas cookie bonanza. I made them at the last minute to use up some sour cream and will definitely make them again. They are big and cakey, with vanilla buttercream frosting, and feel much…

  • Catching Up With Cooking, Pt. 1

    I know it has been way too long since I posted on the blog, but I won’t make any excuses—well, other than Jeremy coming home for Christmas and my broken computer. 😉 To make up for my neglect, here is a backlog of cooking photos (mostly of the gazillion Christmas cookies I baked), and a…

  • NYC Restaurants

    Acqua We went to this restaurant on the way home from our 8-hr visit to the Met. We got off the subway without a particular dining destination in mind, and realized as we did that it was pouring down rain. Running past a number of restaurants, we settled on Acqua because it seemed reasonably-priced and…

  • Jeremy’s Farewell Party (and a Recipe)

    Last weekend we got together with a bunch of friends from work to watch movies and share a potluck dinner, partly as a farewell to Jeremy for the fall semester. It was my job to bring desserts, and I agonized long and hard over what to bring, changing my mind several times. I didn’t settle…

  • Weekend Baking

    Despite the heat, I did quite a lot of baking this weekend. I took pictures of most of it as I went along, but Jeremy has those pictures on his laptop, so they’ll have to go in another post. I do have a few pictures from Sunday, though, so I’ll talk about that. Sunday Baking…

  • Of Roast Chicken, Cookbooks, and Le Creuset

    A continuation of my excessively long list of culinary discoveries this summer… 5. One of my goals this summer was to practice roasting whole chickens. I’ve only done it twice, which is less than I had hoped, but they came out great both times, so confidence is high. They were both Cooking Light recipes, a…

  • Of Strawberries and Tea

    While Jeremy was away at school, I tended to make the same few dishes over and over again: ones I knew I liked both fresh and as leftovers, and that made enough to last me several days. This largely translated to soups and stews, and a few casseroles and pasta dishes. I did the same…