Food-Lessons From Our Honeymoon

When we chose to go to Salzburg and Italy for our honeymoon, we were definitely going with a wander around, follow-the-food approach. In Salzburg we planned to beer garden it up, and in Italy we planned to… I mean, eat Italian food. That’s pretty simple. And it was pretty easy to follow our stomachs as we booked our trip. The agriturismo we stayed at in Tuscany was … Continue reading Food-Lessons From Our Honeymoon

Happy 4th! (Plus Pasta Musings & Edible Flag)

4th of July is one of those holidays where, for whatever reason, I never really have plans until the last minute. This year I decided that the number one most important thing I needed to accomplish this 4th of July was making & eating a “red, white & blueberry” whipped-topping flag cake. Party or no party. Luckily my sister Dana had a trifle recipe on … Continue reading Happy 4th! (Plus Pasta Musings & Edible Flag)

The Rules of Cheating

I think the hardest thing about being mostly vegan in the hopes of lowering my cholesterol is negotiating the rules of cheating. My cardiologist’s thoughts were: Occasional fish is okay, and it’s fine to cheat on special occasions (mitzvahs, as he put it). The word “occasional” has really got me agonizing about how much fish I ought to eat. Fish once a week? Fish once a month? … Continue reading The Rules of Cheating

DO IT YOURSELF: Eggplant Curry (w/ A Celebrity Cameo)

It has been a little depressing getting into this whole vegan thing, because it feels like my eating world has been made a lot smaller. I mean, LA has a lot of vegan restaurants and everything, but the point of being vegan is to be healthy, not to go out and eat vegan versions of pizza and fried “chicken.” This is the story of the … Continue reading DO IT YOURSELF: Eggplant Curry (w/ A Celebrity Cameo)

DO IT YOURSELF: Lovely V-Day “Taste of SF” Meal (Feb 2014)

So the point of the previous SF post was to tee up this excellent Valentine’s Day dinner. It’s a tradition that Sam cooks up a wonderful meal with a surprise menu for V-Day, and this year I knew he had something major up his sleeve because for a WEEK ahead of the meal he retired to his next-door apartment almost every night to do secret … Continue reading DO IT YOURSELF: Lovely V-Day “Taste of SF” Meal (Feb 2014)

DO IT YOURSELF: Indoor Gardening

My dad has always kept a little edible garden in our backyard, and it’s been a fantasy of mine to have some food-bearing plants. (And also sweet peas, which are — surprisingly — not a food, but are very pretty flowers.) (Sometimes people find it weird that I use the word “fantasy” to refer to mostly food-related things. Platonic food-related things.) But I live in … Continue reading DO IT YOURSELF: Indoor Gardening