I’m always looking for a new way to jazz up a mostly-store-bought pasta meal. While shopping the Upper West Side gourmet markets this weekend (Fairway and Zabar’s), I picked up fresh spinach ravioli and a killer Lidia Bastianich brand marinara sauce. But is it really a meal without meat? On impulse, I bought some ground […]
Entries from March 2008
March 31st, 2008 · 66 Comments
March 30th, 2008 · 43 Comments
Working as a culinary intern at the Hotel Villa Real (in Madrid, Spain), one of my many tedious tasks was to clean mushrooms—boxes and boxes of beautiful exotic-looking mushrooms. I didn’t know what kind they were and I can’t tell you now. (My Spanish language skills are mediocre on a good day.) Four years […]
March 27th, 2008 · 85 Comments
I discovered, through the course of random conversation, that Geoff had never had a homemade cinnamon roll. This boggled my mind! When I was young, my Grandma Lois would alternate between making cinnamon rolls and kolaches almost every weekend.
Grandma Lois was not a recipe filer by nature. She owned hundreds of cookbooks full of dog-eared […]
March 26th, 2008 · 5 Comments
So. . . this is how you start a food blog. . .
Why dinner with Kirsten? Believe me, if I woke up every morning with time on my hands I would cook pancakes and cupcakes all day long. But the reality is that I work 9:00 to 5:30—I eat Trader Joe’s Oatmeal or Kashi Cereal […]