Category: In The Kitchen

Why We Have So Many Cups

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Back when I first moved to New York, and long before Frank and I met, I lived in a tiny little studio apartment in Brooklyn. It was called a “garden view” apartment, which all sounded very romantic … although in typical New York fashion, its name bore no relationship whatsoever to its proximity to a […]

Roasted Vegetables and Quinoa

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This recipe has a few things going for it.  First, it’s relatively easy to prepare.  It doesn’t require a lot of stirring, measuring or tasting — just some chopping and flipping. (Not you — the vegetables.  No acrobatic skills are required for this recipe).  Second, it makes great leftovers. You can cook up a batch […]

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Making Bread Like Wilma and Fred

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Picture it: the year is 5,000 B.C., and domesticated wheat and barley have been introduced to your neighborhood.  You’re hanging out around the fire with your buddies one night, chewing the fat, making some stone tools, and getting ready to make some bread. Stop for a second and take a look around.  What do you […]

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Polenta and Eggs

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On the weekends when we have a little more time, we like to make something known as “fancy-breakfast.”  It’s just polenta, poached eggs, and mushrooms, but it looks fancy all put together, and it tastes delicious.  We like to serve it when we have people over for breakfast, or when we feel like a treat […]

Rice Pudding

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Okay.  Finish this sentence: “Rice pudding reminds me of _____________.” Did you say “grandma?”  We’re betting you said grandma. Yeah, we know.  There’s something about the sound of rice pudding that evokes memories of oyster crackers, mothballs and plastic-covered furniture. (No?)  One of the strange dessert hybrids made with suspiciously non-dessert food (see also sauerkraut cupcakes) […]

Ravioli with Simple Red Sauce

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Let’s say it’s a weeknight–a Tuesday night, maybe–and you just got home from work.  It’s sleeting outside, you’re tired, maybe a little bit grumpy, and you haven’t even thought about dinner.  You examine your options and come up with two: you could either throw something together from what you have in the house, or you […]

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Stuffed Squash

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Although it’s cold outside (and I mean REALLY cold outside), inside the house, our thoughts have already turned to spring. Specifically, we’re trying to figure out what we’re going to plant in the garden this year. Last year, we had a whole bunch of stuff: lettuce, kale, collards, tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, string beans, peas, cucumbers, […]

Tea Time, with Mixed Berry Bread

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Last weekend when the weather was nice, we ventured out of the house in search of two things: loose-leaf tea and yarn.  While these would seem like simple things to find in the city, finding a good source for either in our end of Brooklyn is harder than you might think.  So we headed over […]

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