Monthly Archives: June 2010

Shaved Asparagus Salad with Anchovy Vinaigrette

There are those days when you just feel lucky. The world might not be perfect and your life might not be perfect, but when you put things into perspective, you can’t help but think that life is grand. All too … Continue reading

Posted in anchovies, asparagus, canal house cooking, food music blog, Musical Pairings, Salad | 10 Comments

Indian Flatbread in America + A Special Musical Pairing

Today I dropped the F-bomb on Twitter. Don’t go looking for it because as soon as Twitter stopped being over-capacity, I deleted it. Landon Donovan, the US soccer team’s star striker scored a goal in the 91st minute of a … Continue reading

Posted in flatbread, food music blog, homemade bread, Indian, Mark Bittman, Musical Pairings | 4 Comments

Sour Cream Pecan Crumb Coffee Cakes for a Crowd

A good day should always start with coffee cake. Preferably one with an out-of-this-world pecan crust and a beckoning chocolate-cinnamon swirl. Ok, maybe not EVERY day, but you know what I mean. When I was younger, I was what my … Continue reading

Posted in breakfast, brunch, cinnamon, coffee cake, food music blog, Musical Pairings, pecans, recipes | 6 Comments

Peach-Vanilla Bean Ice Cream: Can We Do This Again Sometime Soon?

The first time I purchased a real vanilla bean, I couldn’t help but scoff at the expense–I could hardly justify it. Dropping almost $10 on 2 pods that seemingly had a limited lifespan seemed extravagant to me. And so, it … Continue reading

Posted in food music blog, ice cream, Musical Pairings, peach, summer | 4 Comments

Asparagus Frittata: When Brunch Strikes

A friend of mine recently celebrated her birthday by throwing herself a brunch. It was a novel idea and something that felt fresh. Every year, I go out to dinner with friends. Every year, we go to a bar or … Continue reading

Posted in asparagus, breakfast, brunch, cheese, Eggs, frittata, Saveur | 8 Comments

Kauai: Little Slice of Paradise in a Big Ocean

A few posts ago, I mentioned that Matt and I went to Kauai. Selfishly, I called it my ‘birthday present to myself’ since we flew out the day after my birthday. But really, it was just a trip we’d been … Continue reading

Posted in food music blog, guide, hawaii, kauai, Musical Pairings, travels | 2 Comments

Expect the Unexpected: Grilled Shrimp + Anchovy Butter

The other day, I sent out a tweet that was meant to be a direct message to someone, only it was projected to the entire world. I panicked (naturally) because the tweet was not entirely innocent and raced to sign … Continue reading

Posted in anchovies, food music blog, Musical Pairings, recipes, Shrimp | 4 Comments

I Send You This Peach: Summer Stone Fruit Salad

There is no season better than summer. Sure, other seasons have their charms, but from the time we are small children, we are instilled with a love for summer. Summer is being able to run in the grass barefoot. Summer … Continue reading

Posted in cherries, food music blog, Musical Pairings, peach, pecans, recipes, Salad, stone fruit, summer | 3 Comments

Baked Eggs with Breadcrumbs, Leeks and Hawaiian Sea Salt

Did you miss me? I sure hope so! Because it was quite painful to see that my last post was on May 23rd. This is quite possibly the longest stretch I’ve had between posts and I hope that you understand … Continue reading

Posted in baked eggs, breadcrumbs, food music blog, hawaiian sea salt, leeks, Musical Pairings, recipes | 5 Comments