last weekend we had a staycation, of a kind, as we stayed in New York but not at our apartment. we checked in to the Mercer Hotel in SoHo on Saturday. we had one of the best celeb sightings ever - MIA on Mercer Street! she's itty bitty and as beautiful in person as in photos, or more so. after drinks and dinner at Cafe Habana we saw Exit Through the Giftshop at Sunshine. (great film -- the first half is energetic, raw and inspiring and the second half is so much faux realism, it might be real...?) the next afternoon we had lunch at Jean George's Mercer Kitchen. perfect New York weekend!
Friday, July 30, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Inspired by a section of the book I (and, it seems, everyone else in the world) am reading,
I made pizza on Friday night using some pantry and freezer basics, and CSA vegetables that NEEDED to be used (a giant baby bok choy, flat leaf parsley and chives).
It turned out delicious! I love a deep dishy pizza crust that's chewy and bready,
but my other prefers a thin, crackery crust.
Any suggestions for a good thin crust recipe? I'll try that next!
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
-3 or 4 Kohlrabi hearts, trimmed of outside layer and sliced into bite-sized pieces
-3 Radishes, finely minced
-2 Hakurei turnips, finely minced
-1/2 Spanish onion, finely minced
-4 Scallions, finely minced
-4 or 5 cloves of Garlic, finely minced
-1/3 c Parsley, finely minced
-3 or 4 tblspns dried red pepper flakes
-2 tblspns Sea salt of Kosher salt
-cracked black pepper to taste
-fresh squeezed juice of a lemon or lime
In a separate, smaller bowl, mix all ingredients from Group B, beginning with the radishes, turnips, onion, scallions, garlic and parsley and lemon/lime juice and the salt. Toss to ensure the salt gets on everything, then add the pepper flakes and black pepper and toss some more. Set to the side to let the juices mix.