Baked Okra.

baking vegetables is the easiest way to convert vegetable haters into vegetable lovers. i’m sure many of you have tried baked cauliflower, potatoes, kale, okra, etc., but humor me and listen to me beat a dead horse.  baking vegetables makes any vegetable taste divine, especially okra, which i eat like french fries (ie, with loads […]

panzella with tomatoes, feta, and sardines source: the kitchn (http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-paximadi-bread-salad-with-tomatoes-feta-and-capers-recipes-from-the-kitchn-189938) serves 6 – 8 (easily modified to serve 1) today i used my last tomato in another mediterranean-inspired bread salad.  i suppose this could be considered too similar to the panzella i made on monday, but i found this salad to be more simple which […]

The Week of Tomatoes, Part 2.

panzella source: the kitchn (http://www.thekitchn.com/weeknight-recipe-panzanella-61062) serves 8 – 10 (easily modified to serve 1) panzella, or bread salad, screams summer.  the day-old bread makes this salad not only rustic, but also more filling than your basic lettuce salad.  traditionally it is just made with bread, tomatoes, onion, and a simple vinaigrette, but the recipe i […]

The Week of Tomatoes, Part 1.

this weekend, i picked up six tomatoes from a produce stand.  i had the first one in a simple tomato sandwich.  just slicing the tomato and seeing the vibrant red color inside instantly reminded me why tomatoes from grocery stores are so subpar to fresh-from-the-garden tomatoes.  grocery store tomatoes are often picked before they’re ripe, […]

New York.

some of my new york eats. 1. margherita pizza from pronto’s 2. lamb kofta burger and fries from 5 napkin burger 3. maple bacon cookie 4. lobster roll (my first! a dream came true that day) from the lobster place in chelsea market 5. peanut butter and jelly chocolate from chelsea market 6. chocolate fudge […]