Archive for the year 2011

Preserving Traditions and Creating New Ones

I’m sitting here at the kitchen table at Andrew‘s family’s cabin in Big Bear, reflecting on the year that’s drawing to a close.  We’re gearing up to celebrate the 18th annual Big Bear New Year’s Eve bash.  I’ve been present for three of them and consider this time up here to be one of the […]

Eating Rules! And so does Kimchi

Today I’m guest posting over at Eating Rules as part of October Unprocessed.  Click through to check out my Easy Kimchi Recipe and read about all the fun of wilting cabbage and spicing it up.

The best things come to those who wait

Sometime in the beginning of the summer, I was flipping through a back issue of Saveur magazine when I stumbled upon a delicious cocktail, the Maple Rye Sour.  The recipe is apparently based on the Prospect Park Sour, created by Brad Farran, at the Clover Club in Brooklyn.  I’ve yet to try the original but […]

What I did [ate] on my summer vacation

Hard to think about pickles when I’ve got all this amazing house-made guanciale to wrestle with. Thanks Skillet Diner in Seattle for the worthy distraction.