Category Archive: fruit & veggies

pick one

“pick one, / let’s have it for dinner” (hitotsu moide gohan ni shyou)   This etegami features a curvaceous butternut squash I had for dinner recently. The heat of summer must have me… Continue reading

you are buddhaful

This is a long-overdue post, drafted in winter about a winter fruit called the Buddha’s Hand citron. I was reminded of this draft while catching up with the GastroPod podcast, which recently had… Continue reading

Angel frappe

One more watermelon etegami of the year, this time featuring a cocktail recipe I worked up this summer, the Angel Frappe. It is an absinthe-based cocktail, inspired by Mt. Defiance’s Absinthe, a local… Continue reading

How about a grape?

Another pun for the week, following on the Japanese lemon pun… this one is again in Japanese, and reads “ぶどうひとつぶ、どう?” (budou hitotsubu, dou?) and means, “How about a grape?” 

Summer smiles

  We are having one last semi-summery weekend in DC in early October… 

When you’ve got lemons

  you make a lemony pun in Japanese, right? The card reads “レモンの入れもん” (remon no iremon), which means, basically, “a thing that lemons are in.” It’s funnier in Japanese.

DC Club Cocktail

Happy Friday to you! Here’s a little cocktail I concocted, using Green Hat gin, from the DC-based distillery New Columbia Distillers. I think I created this drink last December or January, and the… Continue reading

Sauteed Cauliflower with Dill

  This recipe I just made up, based on a great item on the menu of Bistro Bohem, a Czech place in my neighborhood. I have tried to find an “official” recipe for… Continue reading

Yellow Curry Soup

I got this recipe from here –the recipe may not seem that exciting, but this is delicious soup. And, if you have to use a red or green pepper instead of yellow, the… Continue reading

Coq au vin

A classic French meal… and really quite easy!