Tag Archives: cooking

Fish Tacos

14 Jun

As much as I love cooking sometimes it’s nice to sit and let someone else be in charge.

This is especially true¬† when they’re a great cook and you know the results will be delicious.

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Lostie

12 May

My sister has combined my love of cooking and my love for Lost into one awesome birthday present. Hurley’s Dharma Diner: Come for the Food. Stay for Good. With this apron, I almost feel like I should throw a Lost finale party. Almost. But I know I’m going to want to devote every inch of attention to the two and half hour finale.

I think we’ve tied for awesome gift giving ability this year Jen. ūüôā

Speaking of lost, I’m still figuring out what I want to blog about consistently¬† and how often I can and what my blog should look like. Should I write more? Are pictures truly worth a 1,000 words?¬† I totally think they are. And they’re what I find most fun about blogging. I guess that makes sense, considering that I spent my entire undergraduate years studying art and I’ll judge food on how it’s presented to me. I’m a sucker for nice packaging.

Any input about Cultural Cravings? I’m thinking it should have at least one art related post a week, and several food ones.

10 Feb

Today looked like this :

Snow Day

I figured I might as well take advantage of the snowy weather and try¬† a warm, substantial recipe with what what available on hand. I ended up making a riff on a vegetable cassoulet, a hybrid of¬† recipes including Mark Bittman’s Cassoulet with Lots of Vegetables (located in Food Matters) and this one from Epicurious. My family not too subtly requested that I include meat in tonight’s dinner, so along with white navy beans and a plethora of vegetables*, my cassoulet included the kielbasa from the fridge. I used a liberal hand with both the herbs de provence and red wine.

Simmering on the stove

Topped with Toasted Breadcrumbs

*By plethora I mean 1 eggplant; 4 carrots; 2 onions; 3 stalks of celery; and a can of peeled plum tomatoes which I chopped.