Monthly Archives: July 2014

it’s summer. eat vegetables.

Today I would like to tell you about two vegetable salads that I have been devouring recently because I am in a CSA and absolutely drowning in delicious fresh vegetables. Seriously you guys, I drastically overestimated my household’s ability to … Continue reading

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quick thoughts on Hamlet (2000).

This morning I decided to check out Ethan Hawke in director Michael Almereyda’s 2000 adaptation of Hamlet. It’s a modern-day version set in New York City, where Denmark is a corporation the CEO of which has been murdered. Here are … Continue reading

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Pie Cook-Through #3: Mocha Black-Bottom Pie

This pie wasn’t supposed to happen. For my third pie in the pie cook-through, I had selected Grasshopper Pie, as much for the chance to use up some of the marshmallow fluff left over from Rocky Road Pie as for … Continue reading

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hits and misses.

So, you may remember that I joined a CSA. As anyone who’s joined a CSA in the Northeast knows, that means a lot of zucchini. I’ve only received three so far, but I don’t exactly have a lot of uses … Continue reading

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Pie Cook-Through #2: Strawberry-Basil Pie

The story of this pie is not the story of the pie, but of the crust. The pie itself is pretty straightforward. Kave describes it as a sweet riff on Caprese salad, the classic Italian salad of mozzarella, basil and … Continue reading

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it’s summer. eat salad.

The best thing about summer, for my money, is the produce. Going to the farmer’s market becomes going to the crackhouse with a serious jones: the shit I want is everywhere, it’s surrounding me, and all I can think about … Continue reading

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Pie Cook-Through #1: Rocky Road Pie

You know you have a friend for life when their first response to seeing a beautiful cookbook of pies is, “Let’s buy this and cook through it.” So we’re gonna. First Prize Pies is a pie bakery based in Brooklyn … Continue reading

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