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The Foolish Blood Donater, or, Bon Appetit: October Edition

The Foolish Blood Donater, or, Bon Appetit: October Edition

I’m a sensible person, I really am. I wear coats when it’s cold, I eat plenty of vegetables, and I don’t buy every new iPhone that comes out. But when it comes to cooking, sometimes my brain glitches and all common sense flies out the window. Such was the case as I flipped through my October edition of Bon Appetit. The glossy pages were strewn with garlicky recipes, from fried rice, to garlic pasta with olives, to roast chicken, and…

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Bon Appetit, September: Fried-Bread Panzanella with Ricotta and Herbs

Bon Appetit, September: Fried-Bread Panzanella with Ricotta and Herbs

Well, this was a fun one. You put cheese, tomatoes, basil, and bread together, and it’s hard to go wrong. At least, that’s my general assumption about life, and in this instance, the assumption holds strong. First off, this recipe is much easier than it sounds, so don’t be scared off by the fancy words like “Panzanella”. Whether or not you can pronounce a recipe is completely irrelevant to whether or not you should make it. Also, I apologize in…

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Bon Apetit, August: Plum Salad with Parmesan and Black Pepper

Bon Apetit, August: Plum Salad with Parmesan and Black Pepper

First of all, before you tar and feather me, I KNOW IT’S NOT AUGUST. Okay, glad we got that settled. But here’s what’s going on; a wise and deserving cousin got me a subscription to Bon Appetit for my birthday. As in, the honest to goodness paper magazine that shows up in my mailbox each month, filled with glossy pictures and drool-worthy recipes and funny lines written by some editor high up in the One World Trade Center whose life…

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Gone Gallivanting

Gone Gallivanting

Ahoy there, I know it’s time for my usual Thursday post, but today I am off to New York City, so I will instead be over-excitedly bombarding your social media with pictures. A few of my friends and I have been planning this trip for months, and I’m not gonna lie, I am overwhelmed with excitement. I mean, New York over the holidays! The Strand Bookstore! Dumplings and bubble tea and bagels and gyros! We’re even taking in a Broadway…

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Chipotle Pork Tacos, or, a Shortcut to Making Friends

Chipotle Pork Tacos, or, a Shortcut to Making Friends

There are two ways to make friends with someone. You can either go the traditional route of obligatory small talk, which will either lead to deeper conversations and connections, if they’re the right kind of people, or endless talks about football and the weather, if they’re the wrong kind of people. But there’s also an easier way which I prefer, given my feelings about small talk. Chipotle pork tacos. They are the perfect company meal, because they’re hardly any work, and…

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Making the Perfect Charcuterie Board

Making the Perfect Charcuterie Board

Ok, first I have to get something off my chest. What’s pictured isn’t a charcuterie board. Charcuterie means cold cooked meats, and this board has no meat on it at all, but I’m going to insist on calling it a charcuterie board because I like that word, even if I’m always afraid I’m mispronouncing it. I could call it a vegetarian charcuterie board, but I’d want to wash my mouth out with bacon after saying that, I’m afraid. So here’s how you…

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Useful Things

Useful Things

Rachel has been reading a book about sorting possessions based on the joy they bring to your life. Joy is a strong word, one that I prefer leaving to experiences and people, but I do like ranking my possessions based on their contributions to my world. So here, in no particular order, are five things I’ve been appreciating in my life.   My Ikea laundry rack is perfect for apartment living. I grew up using those clunky wooden racks and thought them mostly bulky and…

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Indian Butter Chicken to Knock Your Socks Off

Indian Butter Chicken to Knock Your Socks Off

A while ago Rosie mentioned that I like to make Indian butter chicken, and a lot of you seemed very interesting in trying it. Since my house is tiny and I can’t have you all over, I decided to share the recipe with you instead as the second best option. This is the original recipe but I adapted it to my taste since I don’t do very well at sticking to recipes. Please forgive the lack of pictures, which would probably horrify the…

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Frigid New York Jaunt

Frigid New York Jaunt

Last summer when I went to New York I sweated my way through the city, but when Roman and Mimi asked if I wanted to ride along in February, it was quite a different story. Icy winds whipped through the city, and I was happy to spend most of my time inside buildings, looking out at the world. I had several days mostly on my own, so I would start the day with French pastries in Flushing with Roman and Mimi and Hudson, and…

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Where I’ve Been and What I’ve Been Doing

Where I’ve Been and What I’ve Been Doing

I have been absent a while, I know, roaming the mountains and plains and comeateries of Honduras. I’ll be back shortly with stories about a flopped beach trip and a not-flopped trip to Erandique. For now though, let me show you some of what’s been occupying me.  I’ve been eating platos típicos, And so many tacos, And baleadas that would knock your socks off, And plantain chips for days, And garlic shrimp and pork chops and tajadas and seafood soup,…

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New York, New York

New York, New York

As some of you may know, I am ever so slightly obsessed with New York City. So a few weeks ago I was chatting with Roman and Mimi, and I said, “Next time you go to NYC, let me know because I want to go along.” “Really,” they said, “do you mean the very next time? We are leaving in two days to go there!”Obviously there was nothing else for it but to buy a ticket up, take a day or…

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