Tag Archives: cheese

Rosemary Parmesan Shortbread

Summer draws to a close and our friends Ingyin and Yosi prepare to return to Abu Dhabi and to the new term at NYU Abu Dhabi’s Physics Department. Not quite yet, but too soon. So we planned a fancy dinner … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash Apple Soup, Thanksgiving Balloons, Romanticism and Transience

It’s become an absolute Thanksgiving tradition that the night before the parade Jon and I head to the Natural History Museum to see the giant balloons tethered down under nets, ready and waiting to fly.

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The Wednesday Tipple – Maiden’s Blush, Stilton Crackers, and something to blush about

Our lives and the lives of our friends are currently divided into the Haves and Have Nots: people who paid the extra for HBO, and people who rely on the goodness and charity of those people to invite them over … Continue reading

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The Monday Treat – homemade ricotta – way easier and more fun than you’d think

Making cheese sounds like the kind of cooking project other people do. I live a few blocks away from Murray’s cheese. Why would I make my own? But ricotta is a different beast.

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The Monday Treat – Welsh Rarebit and a question: how many $1000 watches is too many?

“He’ll be late,” said the girl to her friend as they teetered down the Bowery in front of us on Saturday night. “He always is. I mean, seriously, how many $1000 dollar watches has this guy lost?”

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The Monday Treat – Potted Cheese

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The Monday Treat – Croque Monsieur (and metaphorical implications)

  Bastille Day is almost upon us, which – ever happy to appropriate other peoples’ cultural celebrations in the cause of good food – I like to mark with some proper French cooking. When I was 14 or maybe even … Continue reading

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The Monday Treat – Picnic Sandwiches (my 5 favorites)

It has been said that all you need for a really great picnic is a baguette, a ripe brie, a bunch of grapes and a bottle of wine. But why would you want to stop there?

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The Wednesday Tipple – Fancy beer and individual truffle mac n cheese

Partly it started because my sister Sarah and her boyfriend Matt came to stay with us in New York from London. Sarah is a wine buyer, so we left that bit up to her, while Jon went zooming off to … Continue reading

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Mac n cheese

Mac n cheese is the sum of three processes; cook pasta + make cheese sauce + bake for ½ an hour. This recipe is from my husband Jon’s notes, and serves 6, generously. ½ lb pasta (Jon uses small penne, … Continue reading

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