Archive for the ‘recipe’ Category

Pizza Muffins

09Oct09

Who says muffins have to be sweet? I know the worst part of no sugar is no sugar in the morning. I think pretty much every possible breakfast involves sugar in the morning, unless you’re like me and like to eat leftovers from dinner for breakfast. Or you’re like me and like bacon and egg and […]


I am recently obsessed with both creme fraiche and pumpkin lately, and since I had open containers of both in the fridge, I thought, Why not combine them? Creme Fraiche, if you’re unfamiliar with its luxury, is basically extremely rich sour cream. I quite like it, but I’ve had mixed reviews from friends. It’s something […]


I was a happy woman on Tuesday. And to celebrate? Michelle Obama’s Apple Cobbler This was an unusual recipe, I think, but it’s good. Just SOOOOO sweet. Put less sugar.              


I’m very concerned about my daughter’s nutritional development, and I naturally have a major interest in kids’ books with food. First, they’re about my favorite subject, second, my daughter will always ask about what she sees after we read one. Normally she’s only interested in candy and popsicles, so I love to discuss any other food out there with […]


A Perfect Slice

29Nov08

I’m a bit obsessive about pumpkin pie. Every year I try out dozens of new recipes, trying to recreate a pie from Plato’s World of Forms: custardy but not eggy, creamy, smooth, uniform texture throughout, and just a hint of spice. The kind of pie that you bite into and your mouth thanks you for […]


Yeah, I’ve been doing South Beach. It has seriously dampened my cooking spirits. My dad told me about this shepherd’s pie over the phone from his South Beach cook book, and it sounded a little weird. Edamame? In a casserole? I was especially saucy because I have been hating this diet. I told him I was […]


My favorite kitchen appliance is not my kitchenaid. Is that sacrilegious? I. Love. My. Magic. Bullet. It makes smoothies, curry pastes, blends spices, makes pesto, creams vegan ricotta, chops nuts… I don’t care if this sounds like an advertisement. It’s true. My new favorite thing it does is make me a spinach orange julius. WAIT WAIT […]