Isa Does It

I got this cookbook for Christmas and I’ve been cooking from it exclusively from the last two weeks. This is my favorite of Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s cookbooks (and I have many) because the recipes are designed to not make too much time. And I have very little time to cook. Here’s a summary of what [...]

Baking Roundup

I don’t know if anyone looks at this blog anymore, but I do. It helps me remember what I’ve made before and liked. I’ve noticed that my last few posts have been heavy on the baking … and still I haven’t been keeping up with everything I’ve been making. Here is a roundup of all [...]

Eating the Internet

The Internet has been feeding me since my college days when my roommates and I would scour allrecipes.com every week to find new and exciting things to make in our dorm kitchen. I think I was possibly the most well-fed college student ever. Now that the Internet is all grown up, I can spend hours [...]

Fall Harvest

My sister has been bugging me for an update on the garden I planted in the spring, so I’ve put together a Harvest 2011 slide show. One thing to note: Those yellow flowers you see everywhere are marigolds. They were meant to be a small border flower, but instead they are giant 4-foot-tall MARIGOLDS FROM [...]

Super Swap Weekend

One of the memories I can just grasp from my early childhood is watching a cartoon that featured a trading post (in my memory, it was Rabbit’s Trading Post on a Winnie the Pooh show, but the internet has, so far, been unable to confirm that for me.) I loved the idea of a trading [...]

Vanilla: Stage 1

When I first moved to Minneapolis, I had just graduated from college. I worked two low-paying part-time jobs and rented a room in a very cold house. In some ways, it was a lonely, scary time for me, but I also think of that time with a great deal of fondness. It’s a time I [...]

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

This summer I did very little besides work, homework, and some sleeping. I took two condensed classes which I followed with a minor breakdown and two weeks off before the start of fall semester. Enough about that, though. I kept a narrow grip on my sanity by trying to stay on top of my CSA [...]

CSA Week 2: Stinging Nettles

I am very seldom daunted by food. That said, when Sara picked me up from my volunteer gig a couple weeks ago complaining that her hand hurt from handling the nettles in our CSA box, I was concerned. She was ready to chuck the whole bunch, but I couldn’t let them go. I got out [...]

CSA Week 2: The Plan

I have three whole weeks off school before Summer classes start. This is exciting for a lot of reasons, one being that I get to cook more than once a week. I’ve got plans for several nights this week to use up the ingredients of our CSA box. Here’s what we got: Spinach Arugula Parsnips [...]

Date Night

I have one rule that has done a lot to preserve my sanity thus far in the work/grad school grind: I don’t do homework on Friday night. Also, I don’t cook. Friday is date night. Fortunately, Sara was pretty easily convinced that this was a good idea too, so we keep this night for each [...]