Pumpkin Muffin Bliss

February 3, 2007

Until my recent baking revelation, I hadn’t had too much success with the desserts (see: iPile); especially delicate baked goods like muffins. Back in the November Gourmet, I was captivated by a pumpkin muffin recipe in You Asked For It. It seemed foolproof (and I won’t lie, that’s what I look for in baked goods). […]

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Hungry, stressed.

September 12, 2006

It’s been a while, I know. I’ve been in the midst of moving for the last month, and now that I finally have moved to my amazing new SpaHa residence, all of my jobs have started to give me all the hours I’ve wanted at once. And now my diet, and the Gourmetro, suffers. Does […]

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From the Office for Unmitigated Failure: Strawberry Frittata

July 5, 2006

I will adapt from Alice B. Toklas, cookbook author. “The [frittata] was dead, killed, assassinated, murdered in the first, second, and third degree. Limp, I fell into a chair with my hands still unwashed , reached for a cigarette, lighted it and waited for the police to come.” In the last few weeks, I have […]

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From Recipe Development: Strawberry Frittata

June 20, 2006

This has a weird story behind it, so I may as well get it out of the way. There’s a subway performer that I talk to in the 14th Street traverse – that hot, awful, uphill, block-long tunnel from 6th to 7th Avenues. Richard plays the flugelhorn, which is basically a mellower-sounding trumpet, and he […]

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Dispatches from the Monger, vol. II

June 14, 2006

What, praytell, is a quince? The question has plagued me for ages. Or maybe just whenever I go into the fancy produce section of Whole Foods. The quince is a foodstuff, like jicama, that I really want to incorporate into my cooking somehow, but am sort of freaked out how to go about doing so […]

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