Soup Poached Eggs

I have a cold *sniff* and even though it’s summer I desperately needed soup. Yet it needed to be light and fresh and still filling. There also happen to be about 2 dozen eggs in my fridge and it occurred to me that soup is liquid. Poached eggs are simmered in liquid. Why not combine…

Spring Broccoli Scramble

It’s warm! It’s sunny! The chickens are laying eggs! I have about four dozen eggs in my refrigerator right now. Eggs are great, especially the farm fresh, sunny orange yolk kind. Every now and then you have to change it up. This is my easier than a frittata broccoli and parm scramble. It takes on…

Skillet Charred Shishito Peppers

There’s a little place in Greenpoint that’s kind of popular. By popular I mean three hour wait for brunch, open at 8 AM and busy until 2 AM popular. The pancakes are a draw, sure, but so are the whipped eggs and that Heath Ledger was an initial investor. His parents are still involved and…

Wings and Things

I’ve written about wings before. There is just something about salty, crispy, chicken bits that are pretty addictive. The thing is, most aren’t that great. I mean, sure, dump anything in a fryer and toss them with a sauce that’s half butter (I’ve worked in kitchens, I know) and a fried button would taste great….

Best Things I Ate in 2017

Last year, to cap off 2016, I made a reverse resolution. “What’s that?” You say. Well, it means that I made a promise to myself to eat pie every day between Christmas and New Year’s. And you know what? I did! Ok, I counted baklava as pie. Phyllo dough is totally crust-like: buttery, crunchy and…

Butter Because Every Pie Has Its Day

Guilty confession: I love boxed yellow cake mix. There, I feel better now. The truth is out. It was the first thing I made in an easy bake oven, the package I turned to for last second co-worker treats, and sometimes dinner when I was in college. Shhhhhhh. Even then, I couldn’t stick to the…

That Time Mario Batali Thanked Me For Breakfast

It was the middle of a normal but busy brunch when the host ducked in and whispered into the sous chef’s ear. I wondered what was going on but went back to ladling pancake batter into the pre-warmed and buttered skillet. I pushed the pan into the open-air 800 degree oven, arm hairs sizzling just…

On Wednesdays, We Eat Watermelon

I wore jeans last night. It was weird. And yet the sun came out of hiding and I remembered it was still August and the season for one of my favorite edible treats: watermelon! On Wednesdays, we eat watermelon. It’s also pink so all you Mean Girls fans know what I’m talking about. When I…

Vinaigrette For Days

It’s been a minute since I’ve posted. Sorry, life happens and I got very, very distracted. But I’m back and more determined than ever to inform and shape all those malleable brains into technique loving cooks who trust their instincts and taste buds. This summer I’ve been obsessed with a salad inspired by the talented…

Crispy Chickpea Pasta with a S@#t Ton of Herbs

Spring is here! Well, sort of. The sun is shining and the days are longer. After the last gasp of winter buried the east coast in icy snow last week, I’ll take whatever I can get. This pasta, however, may be a permanent fixture on my dinner rotation. It’s a true pantry situation were every ingredient should already…

Sweet n’ Salty Bacon Bits

Sweet n’ Salty bacon bits! Also radishes but don’t worry, they’re coated in bacon butter. There comes a point where you sort of settle into yourself. Those little quirks that you may have grown into or out of as a kid, well, they’re still there. Except now they’re just you. I will never like chocolate,…