Well-begun

Things are … busy? overwhelming? exhausting? Yes. Mid-semester is best served with a Boulevardier. I was in denial through a warm and humid September and early October. As I waited in vain for my beloved crisp days and the crunch of leaves under my feet, all I can think about are soups and stews and … More Well-begun

Post Haste

What are you doing reading this? Seriously, go to your kitchen, find two pounds of fruit, and scroll down to the recipe. I’ve made it twice in as many days. I’m prepared to wager that this crumble is the nearest thing to fruit-dessert-perfection that I’ve ever made. It’s pretty clear from my recipe log on … More Post Haste

Well-hydrated

It’s been an interesting month. Between the neverending panic that I feel when I look at the news and the similarly-paralyzing fear that sets in when I try to write my dissertation, I’ve spent the last few weeks trying to figure out what I need, and how to get it. I’ve instituted evening moratoria from the … More Well-hydrated

New Adventures

There are things a-brewin’ in the Procrastikitchen. For one thing, I have a mostly-written recipe for potato and cheese vareniki, little Russian vegetarian dumplings that are so easy to make that you will want to make a whole tray of them, like I did, so that you can pluck a handful out of the freezer … More New Adventures

Food hangovers are the best hangovers

I’m still recovering from Thanksgiving—though if I’m honest, most of my recovery is about getting accustomed to leaving my house again. There is nothing like hectic travel and winter-storm-delay worries to keep me holed up in my house, bundled in sweats, cuddling with cats, and eating leftovers until my fridge is empty again. I don’t … More Food hangovers are the best hangovers

Good things

This is the month when the foodie corners of the internet are flooded with vegetable side dishes. Sautéed, braised, and roasted, November is the month when we try to offset all the butter and carbs of Thanksgiving with root vegetables and brussels sprouts. Given my wholehearted love of vegetable side dishes (and my constant attempt to … More Good things

An epiphany

I had an epiphany the other day, and it involved broccoli. No, really. It’s taken me a while to come around to broccoli. While I wasn’t the pickiest of eaters as a kid, I didn’t have much of a taste for green vegetables. My mother and grandmother would typically make me have a full serving … More An epiphany