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Preserving Tomatoes

Preserving Tomatoes

In late September, my husband and I bought 25 pounds of San Marzano tomatoes from the Union Square Greenmarket.  The goal: preservation. I did it once before, two years ago. We bought about 5-8 pounds then and I did the work myself. It only yielded about two or three quart-freezer bags. The following February, when … Continue reading

Food Journal, 2012

Food Journal, 2012

Though a little belated (but not as much as Food Journal 2011), this is a photojournal of the food that Curtis and I made in 2012. Click any photo for more information and/or to enter slideshow/carousel mode. Enjoy! (Reviewing and commenting on these photos made my stomach growl, so consider yourself warned.)

Adventures in Veganism: Moustache Pitza

A few weeks ago, Curt and I were preparing for his brother Timmy (Tim, for those who met him as a grownup) to visit New York. Timmy recently told Curt that he was excited to come up to NYC, because he was excited to check out all the vegan restaurants. Wha? The last time Curt … Continue reading

Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo: Reflection

Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo: Reflection

Date made: December 3, 2012 In the previous post, “Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo: Research,” I looked at multiple gumbo recipes that contained at least shrimp, if not shrimp and sausage. My sources were the following: Paul Prudhomme,Louisiana Kitchen Emeril Lagasse, Every Day’s a Party Nicole Denée Fontenot, Cooking With Cajun Women John Besh, My New … Continue reading

On Eating Local

I recently read Brett Martin’s “The FedEx Meal Plan” in Best Food Writing 2010, a commentary on eating local. Martin injects a remark made by Felipe Fernandez-Arnesto in his book Near a Thousand Tables : A History of Food, “one mark of a great empire has been the diversity of its ingredients and the distances … Continue reading

Spaghetti Squash: Not Just for Health Nuts

Spaghetti Squash Carbonara Last week, Curt and I went to the Union Square Greenmarket. On a Monday afternoon in January, it’s a bleak affair – I understand it’s the dead of winter, nothing’s growing, and people don’t want to stand outside in the cold. Such a difference from even the fall, or around Christmas, where … Continue reading