too near the sun…

…the party’s over, for now. In grade school I fell in love with a book that I swear I must have checked out once a month – d’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Mythology. The descriptions of the gods and their escapades were fantastically romantic, but it was the follies of demi-gods and mortals that I foundContinue reading “too near the sun…”

my cooking (in)experience can be hilarious…

….and like everything else in my life, I know just enough to be dangerous. I burned the sh** out of some lamb chops last week. It was really quite something – there I was thinking ill of no one when all at once the cat escaped off the deck through my legs, the grill eruptedContinue reading “my cooking (in)experience can be hilarious…”

this little piggy went to market…

…we aren’t talking about pork – it’s me. I’m the piggy and I went to the farmers market. For years I tried unsuccessfully to make Chinese stir-fry at home. They weren’t yucky, but they were utterly forgettable. I’ve already addressed the wok issue, but even the finest carbon steel would not have saved me. MyContinue reading “this little piggy went to market…”

switch up your cheese game!

Camembert for Mozzarella…what could go wrong? Hint: not a damn thing. Found a beautiful, shiny, ripe eggplant at the market this week and was determined to make Ina Garten’s Baked Eggplant Parmesan. But necessity (read: expiration date) called baked Spaghetti Squash to the front of the cue, so I used up all my fresh mozzarella.Continue reading “switch up your cheese game!”