The Simple Spatula

Month: March, 2011

More-Veggie-Than-Egg Fritatta

I keep seeing vegetable-heavy fritattas popping up across the blogosphere and I couldn’t help but think what a nice light spring dinner this would make. Serve with a side salad if you like, or just some buttered toast as I did. The leftovers are good cold the next day with a salad, some raw veggies [...]

390 Eggs

Most people walk into their office and find 390 random color and size farm fresh eggs – right?

Figs and Chocolate

Bring these to your next potluck and I promise your friends will love you forever. Dark Chocolate-Covered Figs Makes 24 pieces 6 large turkish figs, cut into quarters 150g 70% dark chocolate (I used Scharffen-Berger) Line a plate or cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Place the chocolate in a heat proof glass [...]

3 Days in The Northern Kingdom

“‘Cause it’s a good night To be out there soakin’ up the moonlight Stake out a little piece of shoreline I’ve got the perfect place in mind It’s in the middle of nowhere only way to get there You got to get a little mud on the tires”. -Brad Paisley When I got back to [...]

An otherwise monotonous March.

Over the years St. Patricks day has always been a big deal whether or not you are actually Irish. In fact Ive mentioned before that I am not. Coming from a pretty Irish town (and bar town no less) it was always celebrated in some way even if that just meant wearing green. Why such [...]

Over the Weekend…

My second favorite park in [southeast] New York State [this is my first]. Some time on The Highline… [Direct quote from two guys walking by as I took the above picture: "Ew look, she's laying on the ground and taking a picture and wearing funny shoes!"]


I’m in full-blown winter denial. There comes a point each year when I decide winter is over and start wearing sandals regardless of temperature or snow accumulation. Usually it begins in February, but that was when I drove everywhere (I also never wore a proper coat). Now that I’m walking around in New York’s cruel [...]

Scenes from Georgia (the state not the country)

Last week I spent 4 days in georgia (the state not the country this time). I visited friends, I visited family, I walked around Athens. I ate frickles (fried pickles) and apple fritters and cheese grits. I visited a local coffee roasting plant which was interesting inside but their coffee was just okay. Unfortunately I [...]

Meyer Limoncello

I guess I’ve procrastinated hibernated long enough. I could make excuses for my sparse postings but I’ll just chalk it all up to winter blues which by the way I’ve never experienced before. I never put much thought into it, but I sort of assumed people who subscribe to the idea of seasonal depression were [...]

This particular cassoulet.

In someways I was a picky eater when I was little, or maybe better classified as an 8 year old food snob. I had no problem eating hummus long before it was widely accepted, I frequently brought landjaegers for lunch and I happily ate liverwurst or pate on crackers but try to make me eat [...]