Category Archive: recipes


Artichokes have been on my mind. Maybe because here on the east coast they are so hard to get fresh. Maybe I’ve been thinking about how my mom would boil them and we’d… Continue reading


Recently I bought an ink pen professing to be “waterproof”:  the Akashiya New Brush Pen — Super Fine — Black (Waterproof ink). “Waterproof ink” is right there in the title of the product.… Continue reading

Pickled, Pink

Etegami of a bunch of Easter radishes, painted for LW for her birthday (as ever, late again). On the backside of the card I’ve recorded a recipe for ume-pickled radishes, which turn the… Continue reading

Bloody Martini Recipe

Saturday night’s menu: Smoked paprika fish I used mahi mahi instead of swordfish, and I would recommend half as much pinenuts, and perhaps a sucosh more smoked paprika. Make sure you get smoked… Continue reading

What to do with all this mint?

This is a perfect recipe for anyone with bunches and bunches of mint growing in the yard. The recipe I use is Mint Lime Cucumber Agua Fresca, from Elise of Simply Recipes —… Continue reading