This last week, I found (unsurprisingly perhaps) a giant zucchini and summer squash at the farmer’s market. They were so pretty and looked so good that I got one of each. Honestly, I wish I had bought more! But, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with them … I debated stuff squash (inspired… Read More Midweek snack: Marinated Zucchini
Last Friday I was listening the radio on my way home from taking the dog to the Beltline and was delighted to find out that it was National Tequila Day. I felt confident it was a made-up (i.e. fake marketing) holiday but I also felt that it would such a shame not to celebrate it! Plus, it was… Read More Summer Cocktails: Palomas
Yesterday, I defended my dissertation (successfully!). It was a stressful but exciting two hours, which marked the culmination of six years of graduate work. Today, I was alternately exhausted, elated, confused, and sleepy. And so in the wake of my defense, we made soup. Specifically, the BF and I made tomato-basil soup and it was… Read More Yesterday defense, Today Soup
Recently, I’ve mostly just been posting recipes in order to remind myself of things I cooked and liked and will want to make again (like falafel and bacon chocolate chip cookies). In truth, I haven’t had much time or energy for cooking in the last year–save for regular things like stir fry (with tofu coated… Read More Catching Up On Cooking: Falafel, Socca, Roasted Tomatoes, etc.
This afternoon I am making chicken salad for the first time. Step one = broil the chicken and I used a super simple recipe from Martha Stewart: Toss sea salt, pepper, lemon juice, thyme, and oregano in a pan. Then put a1/2 inch of water over the ingredients and bring to a boil. Drop the… Read More Chicken Salad with Homemade Mayo
In need of some light and fun summer fare, tonight I made salmon with avocado salsa and a salad on the side. And, it was delicious! As we ate I told the TW that I am always on the lookout for things that I can make for dinner parties or dinner guests that don’t feel… Read More Summer Dinner: Salmon, Salad, and Avocado Salsa