Mulligatawny Soup Two Ways

I can’t remember the last time I ate Mulligatawny soup, but I’ve had this craving, like I’ve been craving a lot of nostalgic comfort foods lately.  Maybe it’s anxiety around the pandemic and uncertainty about our collective economic future, but I find myself eating more and more like I did in college, building meals around inexpensiveContinue reading “Mulligatawny Soup Two Ways”

Fridge Dive Moo Shu Duck, Still Better Than Takeout

In today’s weekly fridge forage, I’m confronted with a piece of duck breast I roasted the other day that needs to be eaten today.  There’s an open jar of hoisin sauce that gets me leaning toward a makeshift Peking duck situation.  Mandarin pancakes are essential, but I’ve never made them before, so I rely on Woks ofContinue reading “Fridge Dive Moo Shu Duck, Still Better Than Takeout”

Black Friday Pot Pie 2020

All I care about on Thanksgiving is having turkey pot pie on Black Friday…or Cyber Monday if I don’t get around to it right away. Whether I’m at home or cooking at the restaurant, I always make (and eat) a pot pie from leftover Thanksgiving turkey. If you plan your Thanksgiving meal right, you canContinue reading “Black Friday Pot Pie 2020”

Fridge Dive Chicken Wraps with Lentil Dhal

It’s difficult to believe it’s been seven months since the pandemic turned our lives upside down.  The longer it goes on the more I value the routines and rituals that give my life structure and keep me grounded.  Every October, DP and I spend a week in Cape Cod, where Columbus Day is the official end ofContinue reading “Fridge Dive Chicken Wraps with Lentil Dhal”

Pan Seared Scallops, Haricot Vert, Easter Radish, Bacon, Sorrel

  When it comes to seafood, very few things can compare to eating plump fresh diver scallops. Perfectly prepared, they need nothing more than a simple sprinkle of salt and pepper to bring out their subtle salty, sweet flavor.  To get that crispy sear on the outside and barely cooked pearly white texture on the inside isContinue reading “Pan Seared Scallops, Haricot Vert, Easter Radish, Bacon, Sorrel”