I was not prepared to turn 29, but like taxes, gray hairs and death, 29 is an inevitability. It’s a weird feeling. On one hand I’m finally aging into my personality, and on the other there’s a distinct sense of losing my youth. To celebrate, I treated myself to a two-hour Asian Grocery Tour and … More Discover Cleveland Food: Ice Or Rice Tour Review
The tightening of my jeans tells me I definitely ate during the winter, but, as has happened many a time before, I’ve neglected to write about it. I admire food bloggers who make this their living, and grace the Internet with beautiful photography and mouthwatering recipes. I am not, and likely never will be, that … More Turkey Lettuce Wraps & other things I’ve been eating.
A few weeks ago, as Winter began to loosen its grip on Northeast Ohio, I woke up early one Saturday determined to extract every bit of daylight from the day. I had been ready for spring for ages. The frigid temperatures had seeped into my bones and my mood, leaving everything gray and cold. I was determined to make something … More Making gravlax.
It only took me 26 years, but I finally had a party (somewhat) shut down by the cops. A few harsh raps on the door just before 11 p.m. on a Saturday night brought two police officers to my front door. I’m still unsure if a neighbor called to complain about the noise (though, no … More Swedish meatballs bring the cops to the Christmas party.
We’re getting a serious dose of autumn today in Ohio. The high isn’t expected to get out of the mid 50s. Ergo something warm and comforting: vegetarian Thai red curry. This is just kind of a riff on the recipe that’s listed on the red curry paste label. Mix and match whatever veggies you prefer. … More Veggie Thai red curry.
In an effort to be a little more healthful, I’ve been seeking out new recipes to try. As it happens most of them are turning out to be vegetarian. I’ve been thinking about going back to the veg lifestyle, even if it’s just on weekdays or weekends. I’ve also wanted to break out the slow … More Festival of veggies.
If you follow me on Twitter you’ll know that I spent the weekend in Athens, Ohio, home to my alma mater, Ohio University. I went to visit one of my old roommates/friend who lives and works in Athens, and to see OU’s CHAMPION HOCKEY TEAM participate in an American Cancer Society charity tournament. The opposing … More Diet debauchery: my nostalgic weekend food binge
So that idea I had to use my Ginger and Sweet Potato Latkes in a veggie version of a bánh mì resulted in a ridiculously good sandwich. What knocked this sandwich out of the park for me was the Spicy-Sweet Quick Pickles. I followed the pickle directions from this Catfish bánh mì by Five And Spice recipe and … More Hello sandwich time.
Want a quick dinner or fairly guilt-free snack? How about a two-bite, crunchy potato pancake that has a taste of the exotic? The you need these Ginger Sweet Potato Latkes. What I now call the fried kidney bean disaster of 2012 kind of put me off trying to fry things. That is until tonight, when … More We have a winner.
So I’m writing again, a week late but fully caffeinated. As I mentioned last Sunday, I had to extend my vacation during the first week of October. Sadly, my grandfather passed away while I was at home. He had been in the intensive care unit for about four or five days before I started vacation. … More “Shakshuka!” “God bless you.”