Part of the reason I used fennel in my lunch salad for the coming week was that I was determined to break my pattern (inherited from my dad) of always adding fennel to tomato sauces. Instead, I went Greek for inspiration, inspired by the deliciousness of moussaka to add eggplant and by my first-ever experience […]Read more "Recipe: Greek(-ish) chicken tomato sauce"
Making up this recipe was basically an excuse to buy radishes. They’re such a sign of the season, I’ve been seeing them at the market whenever I go, but I haven’t bought any in ages! I figured their sharp flavor would go nicely with fennel (which is not quite in season yet…oops) and perk up my […]Read more "Recipe: Radish and fennel spring bean salad"
Gah! Where did the weekend go?! I barely got anything done! Okay, I’m writing this at 9:30 AM, so I’ve actually got plenty of thesis-work time ahead of me for today. I didn’t get much writing done yesterday, instead focusing on all that normal-person life stuff that I’d been neglecting for way, way too long, […]Read more "Passing time, fast and slow"
I’m starting to feel a wee bit stressed at the prospect of finishing a draft of my thesis by the time my parents visit in mid-June. So far this weekend, my response to this stress has been baking muffins, going to the last MCR formal of the term, and procrastinating by writing this post. Okay, […]Read more "Nearing the crunch…"
I was introduced to Earl Grey tea at a dryland ski training camp in high school, when I wanted a pre-rollerski perk-up and it was the only black tea we had at the cabin. Since then, it’s become one of my go-to morning drinks. Recipes for Earl Grey cookies (a la Smitten Kitchen, for example) […]Read more "Recipe: Earl Grey teacakes"
I put quotes around “tagine” in the title because I don’t have the traditional earthenware pot, but I was inspired by the delicious tagines Mom and I had in Paris to try making a version in Cambridge. This is a pared-down version of the Moroccan stew Elise and I made way back in October. It […]Read more "Recipe: Beef and squash “tagine”"
Another busy couple of weeks! I was sick for about a week after coming back from Paris (actually, I was pretty sick in Paris, which mostly manifested as losing my voice), but I’m mostly better now. I also did something sprain-y to my right wrist, which has made rowing and writing a bit of a pain. […]Read more "Writing and rowing"