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Our apartment is a tropical rainforest. There are several reasons why I believe this to be the case. Exhibit A: The sweet potato forest that sprung up in our pantry recently. Exhibit B: ALL our houseplants have died in the last year—even the cactus, the last survivor, has been dropping limbs at an alarming rate. […]
After yet another disappointing Saturday morning at Weight Watchers (I stayed the same, even though last Sunday’s dinner at The Queen’s Hideaway was my only real splurge), S asked if there was anything he could do to help—he’d already agreed not to bring any kind of junk food into the house, and he’s been going […]
This morning at our local farmer’s market I ran into Liza Queen, chef-owner of The Queen’s Hideaway, a new restaurant in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. I wrote about it for Time Out before she opened, but dragged my feet about actually getting over there to try Liza’s cooking. But I mentioned it to Peter Meehan, who writes […]
So I’m sick. I caught the sore throat/cough/cold bug that’s been going around—S had it last week and I thought I’d dodged the bullet once he recuperated, but no such luck. Today is day three, and I’ve had it up to here with Halls sugar free black cherry lozenges, mint tea, and soup. I’m hungry, […]
After this weekend’s pity party, I’ve recovered nicely, thanks to all of you (and some gym-induced endorphins). We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming… I’ve been eating—and loving—pappadew peppers for quite a while, but it never occurred to me to cook with them. They’re so good raw (well, they’re sorta pickled, so they’re […]