Tag Archives: easy
Pumpkin panna cotta
Think pumpkin pie, but creamier, and without the faff of pastry, and you’re thinking panna cotta. The perfect Thanksgiving-y treat, but one that seems generally Fall, not specifically just for Thanksgiving, which is always pumpkin pie’s limitation.
Blaze and pumpkin minestrone soup
Last week, we took my visiting parents to Blaze, a pumpkin festival in a somewhat mythical place that city-dwellers refer to as “upstate”, which turns out to be about an hour out of the city near Sleepy Hollow. It is … Continue reading
The easiest caramel you’ll ever make
So you get a tin of unsweetened condensed milk, and you submerge it in a pan of boiling water, and you leave it for three hours. That’s literally it.
Pimms with ginger
Now I know it’s never usually a good idea to mess with a classic, and honestly, if I could only GET Schweppes lemonade here in New York, I’d never have bothered experimenting, but I can’t so I did, and honestly, … Continue reading
Cherry goat cheese bruschetta
Cherry season has arrived. Happiness abounds. One of the things I’m doing at the moment is writing a Market Watch column in the Village Voice, where I potter around various Farmers Markets and chat to people about what’s fresh and … Continue reading
Easy cucumber pickles to transform holiday weekend BBQs
I love pickles. Pickled anything, pretty much. But especially pickled cucumbers. Salty. Sweet. Either way, if there’s a sandwich going, I would very much like a pickle on it.
Penne with gorgonzola and walnuts – for elegance
Recently, Iâ€™ve been planning my work wardrobe around being able to wear leggings under things, and matching with my boots. The sidewalks are covered in gray ice. Salt stains the carpet. Things just got a little schlubby.
Internet Blues and Pork Belly roasted with rosemary
The internet is down. We must telephone Time Warner. Itâ€™s been 50 minutes. Jon paces the room ruffling his hair into an unruly afro. â€œI have pretty much no confidence that this is a path of enquiry that will lead … Continue reading
Comforting Tomato Soup for Cold Days
Some days, the wind blows in off the Hudson, through your coat, through your fluffy cardigan that looks as though itâ€™s been made from the skins of Abominable Snowmen, through your thermals, through your skin, and straight to your bones.