Not much to say here: this was a request from my dad, who’s a big fan of Turkish food (as am I). He’s heading off to Japan for a conference pretty soon, so I wanted to make them before he left. Fortunately, Deb Perelman at Smitten Kitchen has a fantastic recipe, which I followed pretty […]Read more "Recipe: Lamb kefte (meatballs) and dipping sauce"
I get hung up on ingredients sometimes. There are certain things that I just really, really like to (or would like to) showcase in cooking/baking, such as: Winter squash Kale Ginger Oats Miso Tomatoes Eggplant Broccoli Buckwheat There are others, but what the list above has in common is that I’ve gotten at least one […]Read more "Recipe: Thin oat and ginger cookies"
I’ll keep the intro short on this one. Suffice it to say that it took me a little over 2 months after realizing, “Hey, I should get going on this immigration stuff” and actually receiving my visa. Along the way, I ran into a lot of information that was helpful, and a lot of information that […]Read more "How to apply for a Tier 4 student visa (US citizens)"
Many people this time of year are bemoaning the end of the summer, but I prefer to see it as the start of fall, a season I quite like. It’s pretty nice with regard to both weather (at least in Salt Lake City and Hanover, I welcome cooler temperatures and the occasional rain) and food. As […]Read more "Recipe: Modern lemonsweet"
I have a lot of little things to say, mostly in the form of, “There will be a real post on this topic soon, I promise!” But for now, there’s not much (or too much) to report. My normal method of cruising through books at a rate of several per week has been interrupted by […]Read more "Update: Books, cooking, Churchill, and more"
I’ve been noticing a lot of errors in the online media I have consumed recently. Being that person who comes across as thinking they’re infallible when it comes to grammar and word use, and only comments on articles to point out that the editor missed the part in the third paragraph where the author typed “or” instead […]Read more "Word nerd rage"
I stumbled across this recipe looking for a post-play soiree dessert, but I decided to make ginger cookies instead. In a stunning coincidence, this recipe calls for gingersnaps as the crumble topping for peaches. I thought that, since we were only having two people over, there would be a ton of ginger cookies left over, […]Read more "Recipe: Ginger peach crumble (Moosewood)"