Summer Hiatus

Hello all… This is just a brief post to let you all know I’m still alive and kicking. I had a jam-packed summer and I can’t believe it’s over already. I had the chance to work for a couple of months as a prep cook/pastry cook for one of my favorite restaurants (more on thatContinue reading “Summer Hiatus”

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Linguine with Fresh Spinach, Red Pepper, and Lemon

I love going to the grocery store; I do it several times a week, if only for a few things. I know, I know, it is poor planning on my part, but I enjoy weaving through the aisles, checking out new and interesting ingredients I may have missed during my previous visit. I recall going toContinue reading “Linguine with Fresh Spinach, Red Pepper, and Lemon”

Puréed Vegetarian Mulligatawny Soup

Guys, I’m sick. I caught a beast of a cold earlier this week and I am one grumpy Sara. I’m achy, I’ve been sneezing, and if I’d known this was coming, I’d have purchased stock in tissues. I’ve been spending a lot of time in bed, but I’m awake now and before I head backContinue reading “Puréed Vegetarian Mulligatawny Soup”

Green Soup

If you’re anything like me, you tend to overindulge during the holiday season – we’re not even to New Year’s, yet – and then regret it later.  I know that after rich, decadent meals and equally sinful desserts, all I want is a Big Salad, à la Elaine Benes.  My body craves vegetables, leafy greens,Continue reading “Green Soup”

The Wine List (Thanksgiving Edition Part 2)

Thanksgiving has to be one of my most favorite holidays.  Even though it was a week ago, I’m still dreaming of the sausage stuffing made by my friend, Holly.  The delicious smell of roasted fingerling potatoes and Brussels sprouts with garlic and rosemary still lingers in my kitchen.  The turkey…oh, the turkey!  Pieced out andContinue reading “The Wine List (Thanksgiving Edition Part 2)”

The Wine List: Thanksgiving Edition

I’m a list-maker.  Phew, I said it.  It’s out there.  I feel so much better now.  Yes, I make lists.  I come from a long line of list-makers.  My mother makes lists, my grandmother makes lists, my aunts make them…you get it.  Lists are in our blood.  Before I knew it, I was addicted toContinue reading “The Wine List: Thanksgiving Edition”

Roast Chicken (Again, Because Why Not?)

Guys, for the last five weeks I have been involved in a practicum experience as part of my degree; I have been working with a wonderful English teacher and her 8th graders every morning and Friday was my last day.  I absolutely loved my experience and the conclusion was bittersweet.  I was sad to sayContinue reading “Roast Chicken (Again, Because Why Not?)”

White Chicken Chili

This semester has been absolutely hectic and my absence from blogging has been weighing on me.  I apologize to those of you who follow and read my musings and recipes; hopefully this delightful and hearty soup will make up for my inability to keep more than a few plates spinning at the same time. We’veContinue reading “White Chicken Chili”

Ginger-Basil Chicken Thighs with Green Tomato

I’ve professed my love for The Kitchn many times on this blog, but this time, it’s serious.  We have a tomato explosion in our garden this year, and as I was staring out my office window and all of the lovely green beauties hanging on their vines, I happened to stumble upon this delightful recipe. Continue reading “Ginger-Basil Chicken Thighs with Green Tomato”

Braised Oxtail Tacos with Red Cabbage, Cilantro, and Feta Slaw

We’ve had a package of oxtails in our freezer since my dad gave them to us at Christmas.  I wasn’t ignoring them; I knew they were there.  I just wasn’t sure what to do with them.  I did know that they were perfect for braising, but beyond that, I was unsure what to do withContinue reading “Braised Oxtail Tacos with Red Cabbage, Cilantro, and Feta Slaw”