New Year’s Eve 2014: home-cured gravlax.

Another year, another New Year’s Eve in the books. Like last year our celebration was small but special as we were able to sit and nosh and chat all evening, and honestly I couldn’t ask for much more than that. I was beyond excited because it was the first time we could properly entertain in…

David Chang’s ginger scallion sauce.

Were I not fairly certain that doing this would elicit more than a few odd glances (and if it lasted more than a day or two), I would make an enormous batch of David Chang’s ginger scallion sauce, dole it out into quart-sized containers and give it to people as holiday gifts. While not nearly…

02.14.10: dinner (Valentines Day…sandwiches?)

Poor Michael.  What was supposed to be a quick visit to family for a dinner celebrating birthdays (there are three of them this month!) that would bring him back to NYC Sunday morning did not at all happen that way–issue after issue hindered his progress up the Northeast Corridor, and what should be a two-hour…

10.26.09: scenes from a long Thanksgiving weekend.

We’re back!  After five days and nights shuttling between in-laws, shopping/people-watching at King of Prussia, and eating far too much food, we made our way back to the city yesterday afternoon and celebrated with a little errand-running in the sunny weather and some fresh whole fish.  As nice as it was to see everyone once…