A pound of brisket is a lot of brisket

I hope everyone had a fantastic Memorial Day weekend, and apologies for the radio silence! I had to go out of town unexpectedly, but I’m back with something delicious. If there’s one piece of wisdom I can impart to all of you out there it is this: a pound of brisket is, like, an insane…

One-pot tomato farro

This past Sunday, after what felt like weeks of non-stop rain and 50 degree weather, we finally had a semi-nice day in NYC. (As an aside, Saturday night I heard a girl telling her friends, “I just feel like last year…it was like…warmer?” Whatttttt no way! Maybe because it’s almost June??) Anyway, I was just…

Strawberry pecan muffins

So right now you’re probably going, “Another recipe for baked goods? Does this lady ever eat real food? Does she still fit into her jeans?” In answer to your last question: HOW DARE YOU, and no. Yes, I’m on a bit of a kick right now but as a consolation prize I doooo have something…

Borough Market, a visual journey

Ok so let me be honest: this post is really just an excuse to show all the the pictures I took in Borough Market, also known as my heaven on earth. We have food markets in NYC.  We have the Union Square Greenmarket, the Park Slope Farmers’ Market, Chelsea Farmers’ Market, the list goes on. But we…

Gramercy Tavern

I think special occasions deserve to be celebrated at the perfect restaurant, and I devote months to planning them. Out of town relatives coming for the weekend? Plan ahead and get a table at Lil Frankie’s, Frank or Supper. Celebrating a promotion? Go to Bowery Meat Company ASAP. Girls night out? Find the best Mexican restaurant in the…

GF DF BB (*gluten free, dairy free banana bread)

In the States, we don’t get a lot of GF DF. (That’s gluten free, dairy free for you non-digestively challenged folk). We get GF all the time. We get vegan too. But here’s the thing: I’m not vegan. I enjoy eggs immensely, especially in my baked goods where they’re more or less essential for holding…

Spring hash, or “breakfast for dinner”

I remember how growing up, breakfast for dinner was a luxury. My mom would make what she called a cowboy hat, which I think most people just call an egg in a hole. But she’s from Texas. Anyway, she would take the bottom of a wine glass and use to cut a circular hole in a…

Vacations are for eating

I’m baaaaaaack! And I have to tell you, it’s been a rough transition into the real world. Not yesterday, though. Yesterday I pretended I was still on vacation and ate lunch at Hillstone and drank rosé and went to bed at 10:30. But today, heading back to work, it’s been tough. Luckily, I have many,…