occasion

LES sunday brunch

a taste of nyc

in these posts i'll tell you all about this old, cozy corner restaurant with a brick ceiling and a killer beet bloody mary. for now, i still need to digest....
heirloom grape and cherry tomatoes

farewell summer, hello september

the baby tomatoes were a reminder of what could have been this summer...a promise...a reason to keep hope alive and look forward to next summer when it may ...
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i love you, birthday feasts

this past weekend marked a semi-big birthday for me but for the first year, i didn't care to celebrate in a big way. instead, i went out for dinner with my...
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i love you, lahore tikka house

i swear that when the two of us were ordering this meal at lahore tikka house on monday, it seemed reasonable. i mean we planned to take a little to work for l...
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a random bite of hoppers

(and another weekend of eating like it was my last) back from my mini-STAYcation! i know. i hate that word too, but it’s accurate. i added an extra day off to a...

random bites from my weekend

this is my 100th post, i'm pretty excited about that! i started this blog long ago but i only made a real committment to it (to writing about food and making ...
green chilies on the grill

i love you, fire-roasted chilies

the first time that i went to lahore tikka house and ate their already spicy pakistani food, my friend ordered a plate of chilies on the side. that's kinda li...
first ramps of the year

grilled ramps

i plan to try making many dishes with ramps this year like risotto, quiche, soup--anything i might use leeks for and more. because they are also referred to a...