Category Archive: recipes

The cuke

A delicious tipple for the summer, TheKitchn — I usually halve the recipe as this makes 6 drinks. Next time I have a party though, I’ll double it. Two key changes to the… Continue reading


This REALLY is a great tzatziki recipe from Kalyn’s Kitchen. I have made it over and over again. There are some recipes with less steps (say, that skip salting the cucumbers) — they… Continue reading

Roasted Raab

My cousin owns and runs a farm in Washington state, Red Dog Farms. In a recent email newsletter she writes about raab, otherwise known as rabe, or rapini. She explains that a raab… Continue reading

I can get drunk on things like the gerbera daisy

The last few weeks I’ve been trying just plain pencil and ink drawing, using Keys to Drawing, by Bert Dodson as a guide. One of the first tasks is to draw your hand — draw… Continue reading

Fresno Margarita

I tend to favor spicy, savory drinks, and one thing I am happy about regarding the upcoming DC summer is the return of spicy, jalapeno-based drinks to my local bars. I’m not sure… Continue reading

There will be blood orange

“Booze is a busy, busy muse,” says Rosie Schaap in a Food 52 interview about her book Drinking with Men, a memoir told through the bars she has loved. I can’t wait to get a… Continue reading

Peanuts and Coke and Whiskey

Everyone knows chocolate and peanuts are magical together. People in the US South think coke and peanuts are pretty special together too. Add whiskey:  sublime. This etegami is a cocktail recipe for the… Continue reading


Rounding out my week of veggies with a daikon.  What’s a daikon, you ask? Only the most wonderful, sorta spicy, large radish in existence! I bought a daikon to make a daikon/carrot pickle… Continue reading

Heart beets

Inspired by this delicious recipe for laboo va mast, or Persian beet and yogurt, from Fig and Quince, I bought a bunch of beets over the weekend. Before I started cooking, I used… Continue reading

Red Currants from Bloomingdale Farmer’s Market

Red currants, from the Sunday morning Bloomingdale Farmer’s Market in our neighborhood Just what I’ve been searching for–I have had a recipe for red currant/pomegranate syrup meatballs that I’ve wanted to try for… Continue reading