Tag Archives: vegetarian
The Best Mushroom Ragu
Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness well underway, and vegetarians set to come to dinner on Friday, Jon and I were faced with the inevitable Sophieâ€™s Choice: Squash or Mushrooms? As far as Iâ€™m concerned, squash. Every time, squash. Cannot … Continue reading
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
Dancing, Belly Dancing, and Zucchini Pancakes
â€œI canâ€™t come out after the rehearsal,â€ said Kathleen. â€œI promised my friend Iâ€™d see her Belly Dancing. Itâ€™s her first ever show.â€
Latkes, bullies, a dragon and a My Little Pony
When Jon and I go for our Saturday morning excursions into New York to forage for coffee and bagels, we occasionally pass a local middle school. This school has a distinctive mural painted by the kids on the playground wall, … Continue reading
This Dinner Will Get You Laid – linguini with zucchini in a lemon cream sauce
Everybody needs a hobby â€“ for me itâ€™s a close tie between magazining and singing. For John, triathlons. For Tabitha, designing dog Halloween costumes and selling them on Etsy. As it turns out, Jonâ€™s Boss has a hobby too â€“ … Continue reading
The Monday Treat – Double chocolate chip brownies for Labor Day, and the end of white
In the movie Serial Mom, staring Kathleen Turner as a suburban killer, she notices a woman committing the social faux pas of wearing white shoes after Labor Day. Now, this is a bit of a spoilerÂ alert, not a very dramatic … Continue reading
The Monday Treat – Blueberry Olive Oil Lemon Cake
Big News from my friend Rachel who bounded into choir rehearsal with a huge smile on her face and a huge diamond on her finger. Graham had proposed. Excitement. Squealing.
The Monday Treat – Watermelon and Campari Sorbet while there’s still summer left to enjoy it
It’s a well known piece of folk wisdom that we should make hay while the sun shines. I like to amend this to “eat watermelon while the sun shines.” Philosophers may want to argue the toss, but it’s a pretty … Continue reading
The Monday Treat – Strawberry Pineapple Snow Cones and Racing Pigs
So hands down the thing we were most looking forward to at the Sussex County Fair were the swimming pigs. â€œThey race for Oreos!â€ Sold.
This Dinner Will Get You Laid – Red Snapper with Fennel, Chick Peas and White Wine
Some days are days of excess, and no amount of early morning gymming can mitigate them. The Sussex County Fair was once such day.