The Simple Spatula

Category: Honey

three years.

There’s a small piece of yellowing newspaper taped to my laptop. The edges of the tape are curling up and there is a slightly discolored outline tracing it where dust and dirt have snuck underneath over the years. On it is my horoscope from whatever day I originally put it there. “Rather than allowing impatience [...]

dinner for four.

On a cool August evening. All served with brown rice and white wine, on the deck of course. Duck Breast with a cherry reduction Serves 4 2 1lb Moulard or Magret Duck Breasts 1/4 cups red or white wine 1/3 cup tart cherry jam 2 tsp light colored honey salt and pepper Using a sharp [...]

Lisa’s Rainbow Black Bean Salad

Lisa’s Rainbow Black Bean Salad I made this salad up based on the brightly colored rainbow peppers I found at the farm stand last week. After I served it at a bar-b-que Sunday night I had a few requests for the recipe so I thought I would post it here. If you can’t find rainbow [...]

Not my best idea.

If you had been in my kitchen last week, when I was grating up a zucchini, you probably would have said “Hey, putting zucchini in your chocolate chip cookies is not one of the best ideas you’ve ever had”, and you know what? You would have been right. However, I had a lot of zucchini [...]

I. Am. Never. Leaving.

Don’t try to talk me out of it. I’m trading in my return flight for an apartment. And some Hungarian language lessons. I. am. never. leaving. (I’ll be home by 7pm New York time).

That’s right, there’s cereal in my cookies.

When you’re moving cities it’s important to eat all the things you are going to miss when you’re gone.  Wings from the Dugout…  Ice Cream and Chicken from the Big Dipper… It’s important to go with friends…  It’s important to use up all the stray baking ingredients hiding in your kitchen… It’s important to do [...]

Gluten-Free Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies

I think I need to take a computer course. Isn’t that ridiculous? Isn’t my generation supposed to be naturally computer savvy? Unfortunately I seem to have missed out on the “computer genius” gene and I’ve been struggling with uploading pictures off my camera (among other things). The program just shuts down every time I plug [...]