Images from New York, summer in 2021 edition.

When we moved to Baltimore, I had no idea that I would have the ability to make visits to New York as much as I did. Most of them were work trips, but we had a few leisure jaunts as well. My last trip to the city before the pandemic was a bittersweet one; I…

Images (not from) New York, Phoenix edition.

With M being fully vaccinated since the beginning of April and me being so since mid-May, we started discussing the subject of travel as opportunities for him to travel more regularly again began to reemerge. I haven’t tagged along on every jaunt for him, but in the cases of interesting destinations with reasonable fares, I…

Tuscan salmon tartare as inspired by Nigellissima.

As mentioned in a previous post, on most Wednesdays we’ve been enjoying variations on ceviches, tiraditos, and even straight-up raw fish dishes. Normally I’d try switching things up on the fish front, but to be honest we’ve been doing really well with salmon–our Whole Foods has been able to stock some great fish at a…

Frozen pea soup from José Andrés’ Vegetables Unleashed.

As I write this, spring is coming to a close but you would be forgiven for thinking it’s already summer by how hot it is in various parts of the country. Hot weather always makes me want to eat raw fish or fish that’s been cooked in acid and sip on cold soups. While gazpachos…

Tagliolini with parsley-basil-garlic scape pesto, just in time for summer.

Two years ago, I shared the pasta I served at my brother-in-law’s rehearsal dinner: tagliolini with pistachio-orange pesto, and it feels right to be talking about pesto once again, because who likes making intense tomato sauces once summer hits? (I do, at least when the really good tomatoes start popping up in the market and…