Eggplant Poutine with Pork Asado

One thing I miss about being in an academic setting is the constant, gentle pressure to organize my time. Looking through my posts (from months ago, I know) I’ve come to realize that perhaps the missing factor to my recreational fulfillment is just that: time management. With college more than a year behind me, I’d…

Game of Scones: House Baratheon

There were three Baratheon brothers when the show began. Robert, drunken with status and wine, was given a sweet death by the tusk of a wild boar. However, he found his own death sweet because he did not want to take on the duties of kingship; he was far too thrilled by the idea of…

Lemon Plum Clafoutis Tart

When I look back at the past few weeks, all that comes to mind is a blurry jump-cut montage of work, sleep, and cramming food into my face. While I am excited the Winter frost is starting to melt and everything around me is free to move at an energized pace, I can’t help but…

Turon Malagkit

For someone who did all of those elementary-and-high school cultural background projects (you know, the ones that were designed to somehow help you reconnect with your heritage in the 2 hours it took for you to throw together an acceptable family tree), I’m embarrassed to say that I’m fairly disconnected with my culture. That being…

Orange & Fennel Upside-Down Cake

A number of my friends are graduating from college soon and I’m getting all verklempt and nostalgic about it. I still catch myself missing a lot of the senior-in-college lifestyle: having that handful of friends that you were inseparable from; becoming exposed to and excited about topics through seasoned, equally excited professionals; drinking when you…

How to Clean & Season Your Cast Iron

When it rains, it pours. But what happens when it snows? This: Somerville, along with much of the Northeast, found the wrong Nemo this weekend and was treated to, say, three feet of wind-propelled snow. While most were swarming the nearest grocery store, burdened with feelings of dread and fear, MVB and I were sitting…