Cooking from home

Last week, we had a snow day at my job -on that day this meant that the forecast looked so grim that various supervisors sent people home around noon, to avoid dangerous rush-hour drives home. I got home early enough to get started on the evening’s dinner: Aromatic Asparagus and Sweet Potato Curry with Cilantro, from…

Zzzz, zoom and oink

So, summer’s over, at least per the calendar. Here’s what I was thinking about as Labor Day weekend wrapped up: We were tough … for awhile We finally put my little AC unit into the bedroom window! Hot, wet summer + fall pollen = misery, even for me. These last few nights have been very…

Dervish I mean Derby Party

Well, it’s still not quite as good as being in Louisville for the festivities, but it sure is fun bringing a little bit of Churchill Downs to Saint Paul for a few hours. We hosted another Derby Party last weekend, and made a few modifications that I think went well: I spent more of the…

Holidays, over.

Sorry, it’s been real quiet here on this blog, lately. A few holidays, a trip to the home state, some bigger changes at work, a trip to Mexico with the in-laws, and the passing of another calendar year have happened! I can offer these recommendations, as fruits of the above: Travel Tips After what feels…

The hippest bar recipe

Above is one search result when you are me and you do a search of your Flickr images on the term “bar”. More shenanigans with places and food can be seen on the results page, here: it’s a nice reminder that I do get around, both in my kitchen and around the world. Alas, today…

Pho sure: some food suggestions

Lonely Planet is doing a contest right now, and awards include a trip with G Adventures, the company we recently hired to handle our first week in the Philippines. To enter, you must first decide which type of trip you like best. Choices include Wildlife & Nature, World Food, Adventure, Island Hopping, and Big Trips. They all…

Poppy Cake

Wherein you go to Utah and have a weekend jam-packed with hiking, food, gorgeous mountain scenery and many fabulous/funny/rare and wonderful moments with family. You look at the pictures later, and discover a new pastry worth investigating. Even if you didn’t try it at the farmers market. Because the chorizo breakfast burrito was plenty.