Polenta with Green Beans, Mushrooms, Peas, and... →
Linguine with Bay Scallops, Fennel, and Tomatoes... →
This was a quick and easy week night recipe. Whole Foods had some wonderful Bay scallops today that cooked perfectly. I left out the liquor (unnecessary) and forgot the lemon squeeze (missed out on the acid, whoops). I had to top it off with fresh shaved Parmesan or it wouldn’t have been pasta. Fresh spinach linguine was a perfect compliment to the other flavors.
Mmmmmm Ming Makes Cupcakes. Jimmy eats them? →
omg yum and fire! →
Today I happened upon an interestingly plain looking jar of crushed tomatoes. It didn’t have pictures boasting large plump red tomatoes growing on the Italian countryside. It looked more like Government surplus. But being in Forager’s lends a certain level of credibility, so I was intrigued. Oh, Jersey Farm tomatoes! Local, and from my home state! I’ve always thought Jersey...
The most sinful burger on Earth
The other night, I wasn’t feeling up to cooking. So I decided to see what treats might be in store for me in Chelsea Market. I headed over to Dickson’s Farmstand and went for the 80/20 burger. They stopped offering this treat last fall just when I was ready to pop my burger cherry. I had been eyeing it for a week or two once they put it back in the meat case and knew this was what was...
Vinegar Hill House →
Me and the cats live just one block away from one of the best restaurants in BK. Vinegar Hill House. Lately, this place seems to keep gaining in popularity. I probably shouldn’t blog about it, but no one reads this anyway. No harm. The drinks are all quite dark and mysterious, but clever and unique in their own ways. They also have some great wines by the glass, but if you’re there...
This one goes out to the one I love...
A new post, as requested. This one goes out to the one I love. The love of my life’s favorite thing to have for dinner is “Jimmy’s SPICY Sausage Pasta, yummmm.” Here’s how to make the ultimate 5 lick dinner! The recipe serves 4 and all ingredients can be found at Chelsea Market. 1 lb of Rigatoni. I like the $2 bags from Buon Italia in the back Parmesan for...
Comerc 24 & Tapas 24 →
While we have only been in Barcelona for two days, our luck and forward planning landed us at two AMAZING restaurants. These places are so great, even my dear friend Gwyneth raves about them on goop.com. Ok, so G isn’t really my homie. You got me. But I did meet Chris her husband once, so I think that is close enough. Comerc 24 seems to get a bad rap. Maybe it’s just that stigma...
Quick Pasta, 5 Licks!!!
Tonight marked the very first of many 5 Lick Dinners! Jones absolutely approved of this quick and simple meal. He was with me the entire time while I prepped, waited patiently, and finally got to watch me eat it. And I will say, it was quite good for such minimal effort. I stopped off at Forager’s Market in Dumbo for some of their amazing fresh shrimp. It’s not often you can find...
Grosser than Gross
Check out mini-zimmer foodie Remy Mumby as he munches his way through a thousand year old egg (blech), boiled egg with duck embryo, and a scorpion. http://www.esquire.com/blogs/food-for-men/youtube-food-kid-081210?src=rss
Greek salad, with steak & heirloom tomatoes
Tonight I decided to lighten up on the carbs and just do a simple steak salad. I headed over to www.dicksonsfarmstand.com @ chelsea market. Picked up some top sirloin strips, then headed down to the fruit & veggie store to grab some feta, greens, a yellow heirloom tomato, red onion and some purple carrots. After grilling the steak, I sliced it very thin and placed it atop the salad. I made...
This is some fancy shit!
The possibilities are endless… check out the competition at the Algonquin Hotel! http://gothamist.com/2010/08/12/cat_fashion_show.php
I wonder if we will run into Macavity while over in London? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-447527/Mystery-cat-takes-regular-bus-shops.html
Food for thought... →
This article explains a few things, excuse my Greek. I wonder if they have gay camels in Iran?
Sad, strange, & true
What does this look like to you??? For ONE person in Buffalo, it looked more like dinner. Luckily for little Navarro, his owner was pulled over for blowing a stop sign and the police heard him Meowing from the trunk. “They say they checked the trunk and found 4-year-old Navarro in a cage, his fur covered with oil, crushed red peppers and chili peppers” Read more:...
Who am I? Just your average foodie with two cats. Please don’t mistake me for one of THOSE foodies. No. I’m a DIY foodie, of sorts. I enjoy cooking whatever comes to my mind and I usually don’t follow a recipe too closely. I find that my cat Jones is a very good judge of my cooking abilities. So, for each dish listed, there will be a “lick meter”. One...