Monday, April 21, 2014

High Holy Days

Took a trip down to Delaware.

We took deep breaths.

We slowed down.

We saw the light.

We thought about it.

Not too hard.

A comfortable place.

I was a guest.  These were last minute preparations.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Them big clams

These were big clams.
It was a fire.

Squirrel Hill Strangler

On the 4700 block of Chester Avenue.

Friday, April 04, 2014

Lesson on how to be righteous

Be like this guy.


It's a tough world out there, but you already won the lottery.

These two things go hand in hand...

I went to the Reading Terminal Market in search for something.  

I made an intensely flavored broth using onions, carrots, celery, fresh thyme and smoked ham hocks (made by the Amish).  I brought it to a boil and then gently simmered it for two hours or so.  I saw the meat falling off the bone - that's how I knew she was ready.  

I added the lentils until they were cooked (wasn't paying attention to the time, but it wasn't too long).  I served it with some pecorino romano (like I always do) and also some croutons I had made (so the dish wasn't all soft textures).  

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Back on the Chain Gang...

Ever feel like you're one in a million?  Well, you are.

Green chili pancake (gochujeon:고추전)

Whenever I think of giving up, I think of her.  Wish we were friends.

Maanchi's Recipe for New Year's Rice Cake Soup

Naked and Famous

Gnudi made with bolognese sauce.  Sauce: onions, carrots, celery, ground beef, white wine, fresh thyme and salt.  I spent about an hour caramelizing the ground beef (periodically, deglazing with the wine).  It was a snowy day, so I didn't have much to do.   

I was astounded that 2lbs. of ricotta from DiBruno Brothers ($4.99 an lb), two eggs, a little durum flour, pecorino romano and a some salt yielded about 80 of these gnudi (translated: naked in Italian).  My friend and I ate about 30 the first night, so I bagged up the rest and put them in the freezer.  The next few weeks I would take a couple out at a time for a meal.  

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Peering into a pizza shop in the middle of the night...

In between St. Patrick's Day and St. Joseph's Day

Not such a big deal anymore, but there is a reason to celebrate.  My grandmother served this to me at 6:15am on March 18th, 2014.

Goodbye New York

LIRR from Auburndale to Penn Station.
Just over the Lincoln Tunnel.  Held your hand when you were scared to go through.


I hate quotes, but I guess this made sense.

It was a lonely night...

Pick Up The Phone

Don't change for nobody.


Mozzarella and Pepper Sandwich