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Category: Food

TEXAS CALLING

Food. Coma. That’s exactly what I’m climbing out of after a whirlwind weekend in Austin, where, between visiting friends and attending a conference, I managed to fit in an unwholesome amount of barbecue and all kinds of texmex in a mere 60 hours. I know Austin has a lot more to offer, but when I’m [...]

WE ARE ANIMALS

This past weekend, Mr. Fish and I headed to central Pennsylvania to visit a friend who is apprenticing on a farm. For months, I’ve heard snippets about the ins-and-outs of animal husbandry, about curing meats and selling at farmers’ markets, and how she’s living in that most glamorous of country abodes: a single-wide trailer. This [...]

YOU SAY LIEBSTER, I SAY LOBSTER

This week, I received two Liebster Awards. I’m not sure what the origins of these awards are (some swift googling yielded little in the way of history), but basically they’re a nod from one blogger to another that they dig what they see and read. Amy, at Sew Well, and Lavendar, at Threadsquare, both gifted [...]

THE ALE FOR WHAT CURES YOU

There’s a life cycle to any common cold. Fortunately, the one that’s kept me hacking and grasping a kerchief all week is now packing its bags for the long flight to wherever viruses go to die. The three elements (excluding Theraflu and Wellness Formula) that have helped me get through this week have been lemon, [...]

THE BEST SPLIT PEA SOUP IN THE WORLD (EAT THAT CAMPBELL’S!)

Whenever my sister or I stayed home sick as kids, my mom served us Campbell’s split pea and saltines. We weren’t so hot on chicken noodle or broths. Through sickness, fake sickness, and health, split pea soup has always been one of my go-to comfort foods. As an adult, I’ve tried making split pea from scratch [...]

WEEK OF THANKS GIVING + LEEK AND MUSHROOM TART

Yesterday, Mama Fish arrived in town bearing many gifts, including the bead extravaganza pictured up top. The round ones are “pop” beads, from the 60′s, and I can lengthen and shorten them to whatever length I like. I duked it out with my 2-year-old niece for the right to keep them for a little while, [...]

GRILLED CHEESE SALAD

If I had a time machine, I would primarily use it to revisit a few key meals in my past. Perhaps this makes me boring or unimaginative, or just a true glutton.  One of the first on the list would be a molten cheese salad I once had in Lyon. It was a warm spring [...]

CAMPFIRE RACLETTE

Summer around here wouldn’t be complete without camping in the rain. Sixteen hours of straight Catskill monsoon over the 4th of July weekend fulfilled this requirement. I was thankful for two things on this trip: Our friends’ ginormous family tent—which fit five of us (plus dog) nicely for morning coffee—and the caveman abilities of the [...]

SMALL-TOWN DREAMS (AND ASIAN SHREDDED CHICKEN SALAD)

When I first moved to New York City, I thought I’d be here just a few years, then jet back west. Comfortably installed in a bucolic beach or mountain town, I’d garden, get that novel going, and learn to make all of the “ethnic” foods I didn’t bother learning in the city*. Basically, retirement. Fast [...]

VOUS ETES SALE, AND SO ARE YOUR PANTYHOSE!

I have a problem with my plow impulse, that instinct to get ‘er done quick. I’d make a lousy archeologist, always going for the big shovel over the tiny trowel and paintbrush. Although this impulse did make me a good cook on my dad’s fishing boat in Alaska, and got me a job the first [...]