Archive for the 'Gastronome' Category



Some things

Published on 1 April 2008

Work. There’s a lot of it.
I’ve made a few batches of fresh ricotta cheese. I can’t quite describe how amazing it is to make cheese at home, let alone how delicious it is.
Friends have fed us better than we deserve these past two weekends: roasted lamb and asparagus; pan-grilled tempeh and sublime sweet potatoes; vegetable […]


Complete protein

Published on 27 January 2008

The cold, snowy weather and my general laziness have kept me from accomplishing too much this weekend, but we’ve managed to eat well. I satisfied multiple cravings last night in one meal: roasted salmon with yogurt-dill sauce; quinoa salad with corn, tomatoes, feta, and mint; and oven-roasted Brussels sprouts. So freaking good, I didn’t even […]


Unbridled pleasure

Published on 29 October 2007

My beloved Red Sox defying pundits, mile-high altitude and air, the humidor, and conventional wisdom to sweep their way into the World Series. Granted, I’d have really loved to have three more games to savor before the long dark void until April. But I just adore Lowell and Papelbon and Ellsbury and Pedroia and Beckett […]


Capsaicin

Published on 19 February 2007

Several years ago, my father sent me a package of chili flakes from peppers he’d grown in his garden, dried, and ground up in the garage. He sent them to me with a note on the envelope warning postal workers to handle with care else risk burning eyes or other sensitive parts. (Now that I […]


Gluten for punishment

Published on 19 November 2006

(Or: hail, seitan)
I’ve been pretty low all week and have been craving comfort food, especially now that the weather has finally gotten a bit more seasonal and less petri-dish-like. After having read What the Hell Does a PinkHairedGirl Eat? for the past several months, I decided yesterday that I needed to make some seitan.
I […]