Let’s check in on the garden, shall we? The chard is starting to look like chard: We got the heirloom “sideways” variety. The favas have joined the party: And the edamame came along too: The lettuces have been particularly enthusiastic: So much so that I decided to free up some space by clipping some leaves … Read more
We now interrupt your normal lack of programming to bring you exciting developments in the ongoing saga of the Great Maple Syrup heist: Canadian police report that they have potentially tracked some of the contraband to a syrup dealer in New Brunswick. The suspect sap has been confiscated for further study and it’s source is … Read more
Apparently, even the people who work at the cafeteria aren’t that sure what goes into the food:
From this week’s cafeteria menu: I’m pretty sure all the letters are in there, at least. Worrying thought: Where are they finding their recipes?
You know what’s better than going out on New Year’s Eve? Staying home and eating cheese: Top row: Cowgirl Creamery Wagon Wheel, Blue StiltonBottom row: Hirtenkase, Cypress Grove Humboldt Fog, Cave Aged GruyereNot pictured: Brillat-Savarin With the brand new set of cheese knives you got for Christmas: I’m still not totally sure what the big … Read more
Potential new semi-regular feature here, where I demonstrate recipes so foolproof that even I can’t screw them up, though not for a lack of trying. Today we’re starting with one of my more elaborate attempts: making choucroute garni. Or, as it has come to be known around here, “the big pile of pork” dish. It … Read more
The Inspiration:A conversation over lunch during which someone mentioned ongoing efforts to create lab-grown meat. Apparently, it needs to be kept moving by the application of electrical shocks in order to develop properly. You see where I am going with this. The Story:As above, with some minor variations. Rather than using muscle cells directly from … Read more
That’s not the surprising part. The surprising part is that the proof comes via Martha Stewart. Last night I dreamed that I was at a party where they were serving delicious home-made marshmallow Peeps. (No, I don’t know why. I don’t even like Peeps that much.) Today it occurred to me to wonder if such … Read more
5. It’ll cook down. 4. That looks done. 3. I can totally pull off green eyeshadow.* 2. If I put enough sauce on it no one will notice. And the number one lie I tell myself while cooking: 1. I’ll do those dishes later. *Not cooking-related, just in general.