Sunday, November 23, 2008


Okay at W.'s house on Friday, I had a small accident where I lit a paper towel on fire. I was thinking of other great fire tricks I've had in the kitchen. My most favorite is the time I burned the steak, now in all fairness, it was in oven that David found on the street and only had two cook settings, off and caveman cooking. The really bad part was I didn't wash the lettuce very well, so I made leather and sand for dinner, so it was not my finest meal.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Are you ready for some Turkey?

Okay, we are less than one week away from the culinary high holy day, Thanksgiving. I was lucky enough to have already celebrate with my family early, Fakesgiving, we call it. What are everyone else's plans for Turkey Day? Any new dishes that you are bringing into the rotation? Any family favorites that you can't wait to make again?

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Trip to NYC

This weekend I went to NYC to visit my family. As usual we went to some neighborhood favorites and the food was delicious. We went to Cafe Orlin for brunch on Saturday. I had poached eggs with Salmon over potato pancakes with a dill sauce.

My Dad had eggs with eggs, tomatoes, cucumbers with Labnen cheese with green olives. This was very yummy. The cheese was creamy but with a yogurt zing. I think that I will see if I can find this cheese to use at my house.

My Mom went with the classic eggs Benedict. She always gets salad instead of home fries.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Cooking for a Cause

Every year my friend June hosts a killer party for her charity of choice, Quincy Teen Mother Program. For the past two years I have helped her make her signature dish lasagna. We spend one day cooking (truth be told June does all the heavy lifting before I get there). She is stocked for the party, extra for her family and I get a good size haul as a bonus. Here are few photos of the spoils of our labor. Do you cook for a cause as well? Do you have a killer lasagna recipe?

Another Coffee Maker Idea

When I was in NYC this weekend, I was asking my parents' neighbors about coffee makers. Okey, a graphic designer immediately asked, my preference for form over function. I admit that in the kitchen I take function over form almost every time. He recommend the Chemex coffee maker. We had one growing up, my mom is the trend setter. It was great until we broke it one sad morning. But this would look great on my stove. I'm not sure just yet. The company is based in Pittsfield, maybe I'll have to take a road trip.