It’s Mexcellent! Part 1: Chips and Guac

I love tortilla chips. I don’t buy them because if I do, I’ll eat the entire bag. But, tortilla chips are the best vehicle for guacamole, and Sam came home with two ripe… Continue reading

Homemade goat cheese

I’m a big fan of ReadyMade magazine. The April/ May issue is devoted to food, and included instructions on how to make your own goat cheese. After my successful ricotta making episode, I… Continue reading

Greek Shrimp Bake

I recently got a blue Dansk casserole dish from Ebay, and I wanted to use it for something special, but also simple enough for a weeknight meal. I had made goat cheese over… Continue reading

Naan & Curry

Last night was cold and rainy again. What better way to warm up than with Indian food? Most Indian food is laden with butter (ghee), and often has cream or cheese– incredibly delicious,… Continue reading

Saltie inspired sandwiches

On Saturday, Sam and I went to┬áSaltie, a small shop on Metropolitan that makes unreal, crazy-good– and also crazy messy– sandwiches. By Sunday, Sam was craving another. But, besides being a fair distance… Continue reading

Curried Coconut-Sweet Potato Soup

Sunday was the start of Spring, and it was a beautiful day. But come Monday morning, I awoke to gray skies and rain. Soup weather. I wanted to make something light enough for… Continue reading

A Triple Hit

This past weekend we celebrated the 30th birthday of my good friend, Neil. Of course, I was recruited to make cupcakes. I thought long and hard about what would be the most appropriate… Continue reading

Easy Cheese: Making Ricotta

A couple weeks ago I stumbled upon a link to this article in the Washington Post food section about making ricotta. It reminded me of how much I loved the fresh ricotta I… Continue reading

A different kind of sweet potato pie

Last night I had some friends over for a meal of homemade pizza. A few weeks ago, Sam and I were at my parents’ home for dinner, and my mom served us sweet… Continue reading

Spicy Chowder for a Snow Day

On Friday morning I was awoken by the sound of my phone buzzing with a text message– it was an SVA Alert– all offices were closed due to the inclement weather. So, as… Continue reading