Tag: shiitake

Thanksgiving 2017

Thanksgiving 2017

I love to cook for hours. It’s true. Give me time, space, and the radio and I’ll happily create numerous dishes from scratch with loving care. This Thanksgiving my goal was to use a lot of the ton of pumpkin puree I have. So I […]

Omusubi & Pizza in Manhattan

Omusubi & Pizza in Manhattan

There are many things I enjoy about omusubi, Japanese rice balls with goodies within. They are handheld, small, and contain the flavor punch of an entire meal… and, lastly, they are not a meal. I had a dinner reservation on the horizon, after all. At […]

Da’Ves Pop-up Dinner: Bobbing for Apples

Da’Ves Pop-up Dinner: Bobbing for Apples

Not that I need another reason to eat an all-vegan apple-themed dinner by an aspiring chef, but my birthday is here again. And a Monday night dinner with some dear, old friends is just what I needed to start celebrating. But it was Da’Ves Lee Malone, […]

Summer in Paris, Lovely Lagusta’s Savory Dinner Series

Summer in Paris, Lovely Lagusta’s Savory Dinner Series

It seems like eons ago that Ms. CP sent me a link to chocolatier Lagusta’s (of Lagusta’s Luscious fame) savory dinner series. Since then I have been occasionally pouring over the menu highlights of our reserved Summer in Paris dinner. What can be better than being […]

A trip to Brooklyn

A trip to Brooklyn

Scenes from our “trip” to Brooklyn… The view from our room in the highrise. On the way to Monte’s, Brooklyn’s oldest Italian restaurant, for a rehearsal dinner. The Electrician wore Gucci, me–polyurethane. After way too much wine, the morning after was tough. Brunch at Sun […]

The Aphrodisiac Prix Fixe

The Aphrodisiac Prix Fixe

The regular menu at Pawtucket’s Garden Grille, a vegetarian restaurant north of downtown Providence, was wholly promising. I very much looked forward to dining there, the most asterisked entry of my Providence hit-list. But in town for heart-day, we would feast on their special 5-course […]