Menu: Behind November

The last two months of the year somehow get more full than the rest of the year (also it’s almost next year, when did that happen?) but this week will be especially weird because it’s Tallinn Restaurant Week so we’re going out to dinner TWICE for that and over to a friend’s for dinner as…

Recipe: Pear and Almond Tart

These tarts have an almond shell, almond filling, and then are topped with syrup soaked pears. They do take a bit of work to make but the result is pretty show-stopping and they taste like a really good pear and almond cookie. This recipe makes 4 tartlets, which should be just enough to small one…

Recipe: Stout Braised Chicken Thighs

This is a pretty interesting stew. Using Guinness (or other stout) gives it a deep, nutty richness. The stew come together with very little effort but I still think I prefer chicken when its stewed in other things. The sauce on this one is also very thin so if you’re looking for a stew with…

Menu: 20%

It’s hard to create habits as an adult and it’s even harder to break out of ruts and I think doing both at the same time has kind of been stressing me out over an entire lifetime but we’ll keep on trying so here’s a pretty decent menu for the week. (Also gosh, we went…

Recipe: Soda Bread

This is a quick bread recipe that really couldn’t be easier. It doesn’t have any rising time thanks to the baking soda but this also gives it a kind of heavy body which is best eaten day-of. I think the flavor leaves something to be desired (it’s nearly bland) but that might mean I try…

Weekly Lunches: #16

Whew, only four this time because it was my birthday on Monday (I made Andrew buy lunch and then I made myself some miso udon for the occasion) but next week there should be five again barring any disasters… Turkey lentil chili, bread, salad Curry, rice, carrots and hummus, apple Crab croquettes, rice with greens,…

Menu: Guess Who’s Back

Trying and mostly failing to get back into the habit with another menu this week. I did actually make one last week but I’m glad I didn’t post it because I also didn’t really follow it…whoops. Saturday eggs and toast out @ Milan’s party Sunday vegetable bake out @ Greta’s party Monday turkey and brie with…

Recipe: Loaded Chickpea Salad

This no-cook salad is really perfect for hot summer months or lazy days when you feel like you need to get more protein and vegetables in your life but you don’t want to put in much effort. It’s basically a one step recipe (two steps if you count chopping everything up as a step) so…

Recipe: Honey and Apple Challah

A twist on classic challah for Rosh Hashanah or if you just want to impress your friends with what amounts to a very fluffy apple cake, this honey and apple challah is really good with a big cup of hot tea or coffee on a cold day. The honey gives it a nice sweetness without…

Weekly Lunches: #15

By the time you read this I’ll be in sunny, warm Montenegro on vacation! It’ll be at least two weeks of no bentos but recipes will still publish for those weeks so you probably won’t even notice the passage of time. chicken noodle soup, bread, grapes, orange carrot-zucchini pancakes, apple butter, syrup, yogurt with nuts…