Turkey Kofta

How's your week, everybody!? Mine's going pretty well on account of last night I went to the US Open and tasted the ~honey deuce~ (New Yorkers who ride the subway will understand my excitement around this drink). I also danced the weekend away and ate McDonald's at 3AM. 

Callicoon, NY - August 2016

Last weekend, I was lolling the day away (please read as loll-ing as in the real meaning of loll, but if you read it as LOL-ing, I think that's actually OK too) in Callicoon, NY! Also, I tagged #calicoon wrong one too many time on Instagram. Learn from my mistakes. It's CaLlicoon, with two L's.

Stir-Fried Pork Belly and Kimchi (Jaeyook Bokkeum - 제육 볶음)

Whew, just got back from a weekend in the Catskills with the fam-fam, aka lots of swimming and frisbee and tubing down the Delaware River not unlike George Washington. (But kind of a lot unlike George Washington.) The funnest part was that the whole time we were literally floating on the border between Pennsylvania and New York. It made me feel like some kind of teleporting explorer who's in two places at once.

Speculoos Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Luckily I own a Corgi and a Labrador, otherwise I wouldn't have moved from this spot on the couch for the full day. But I had to walk those two nincompoops, so I wasn't completely sedentary. Can you blame me, though? New York "feels like" 106 degrees and that's approximately the temperature at which I like hot tubs, so now imagine walking around in that with clothing on. Does Santa Claus have a son who's single and ready to let me marry him for an easy in to North Pole citizenship?

Mexican Tomatillo Scrambled Eggs

I bought overalls!!!!! They're black and have a lil flare at the bottom. I thought the problem would be figuring out which shoes to wear, but you know what? It's the shirt. It can't be too long cause then it gets all scrunched. It can't be a crew neck cause then I look like a kindergartener. Do you guys wear overalls? What do you do?

Vanilla + Bourbon + Mint Frozen Custard

Happy Monday from a delightfully thunder-stormy New York. I know I've complained before about the New York summers (because they're miserable), but once you get to the dog days and huge thunderstorms end almost every day... that I like. It reminds me of driving home from the beach or day camp, my hair still wet from swimming, and then the sky turning dark and pouring down rain. I'd run inside, trying to shield myself with my already wet towel, and then I'd dry off and curl up and watch cooking shows on PBS while the rain tick-tacked on the air conditioner. The best!

Summer Fruit Greek Yogurt Tart

How does everybody feel about the idea of breakfast pie? Or, I guess this is a tart, really. I spent this weekend working my v hardest to empty out my fridge of all the goodies that Danny brought home from the farmer's market, yet had no plans for. Peaches that bruised before my eyes and way too many berries--all very good things, but tough to make last, you know? 

Sukiyaki Soba

It's been a normal week of work, work, work. Luckily, I love work! Do I talk about it much? I work for a foodtech startup here in New York City called Chicory. We developed the technology to make recipes shoppable--see that lil button beneath the list of ingredients on my site (and on Food & Wine and on 800+ other sites you've probably browser)? That's us!

Lebanese Chicken Wraps

HAY! Ok, I'm scrambling to write this during commercial breaks of The Bachelorette. My Chromecast is broken and Dan needs quiet in the living room, so I'm on my laptop and there's a commercial for some show about 90s pop stars singing karaoke or something..? Eek, back in a sec. Commercials are over. (C'mon James Taylor, make some moooves!)