1.24.2015

Cheese Cubed

It's been party, party, party this holiday season.

1.17.2015

Homemade Pizza: A Safer Slice

Last summer, we attended a reunion for employees of a history museum where Mark worked in the Dark Ages (the 1970s and 1980s). I tagged along for the ride, but did not attend the reunion itself. (Me and 300 historians is not a good mix...)

1.03.2015

The Tail Wags the Dog

For the most part, I plan a meal by carefully putting together all the different parts, making sure no one course is too much like the other, yet they all work together in perfect harmony.

12.27.2014

Fit for a King... or Three

I am sorry, NOLA, but I was so disappointed when I saw what New Orleanians call a King Cake (or Kings Cake, or Kings Cake). My first thought: it was a perfectly nice yeast bread hopped up on sugar and decorated by a kindergarten Jackson Pollock.

12.20.2014

Greens With Envy

Recently, I told my friend Kate that I was headed to the store, and she asked me to get her some escarole for a dinner party we were having together the next day. I happily agreed, got several heads, and put them in the fridge for safe keeping.

12.13.2014

An Embarrassment of Limes

You can only drink so many gin and tonics in one day.