Baking

a cake for luke

I found Elle this morning sitting by herself in the dining room, staring at a series of citrus fruits that she’d lined up on the table. Like spherical, neon-hued soldiers all lined up and ready for duty, Elle sat very calmly in front of them with …

Pumpkin Creme Brûlée
Baking

autumn in new york

A grad school friend of mine handed me a pair of headphones once; a very large, oversized pair meant for heads and ears much more sizeable than mine I have to believe. “Okay, can you hear the music?” he asked me, as he adjusted the heavy earpieces to …

Baking, Breakfast, Eggs

50 ways to feed your lover

A master chef’s hat, a chef’s “toque” to which they are more accurately referred, has exactly 100 pleats; one hundred crisp, precise folds standing together in conical harmony, unabashedly towering above the heads of the hallowed few who have earned the right to wear one. The more folds, the better …

Dips, vegetables

Here Comes the Sun

S U M M E R    S U N Today brought with it the faintest glimpse of Fall. Folded and tucked discretely between some gusty late Summer winds, were whispers of an early Autumn breeze. Brief moments of reprieve from the seemingly unrelenting September sun …

chicken

an ethiopian meal & an urban hike

Fifteen minutes. That’s approximately how long it took to find a parking space. Five minutes. That’s exactly how long it took for me to figure out that the call-to-pay-to-park parking meter was malfunctioning. Ten minutes. That’s approximately how long it took to find another parking …