The Simple Spatula

Category: Lunch

right back where you left off.

If you’ve ever been a runner you know what it’s like to get into a rhythm and a routine. You run often and it comes easily and you miss it if you don’t run. Then one day you’re a little too busy and you skip your run. A few more days like this go by [...]

For Prosperity in the New Year, New Ventures.

After three years of seeing hoppin’ john recipes on every blog in sight, I figured I’d join the bunch. After all, I’ll take all the good luck I can get. And just to be safe, I delivered a bowl to Jamie too. I want to make sure we have only good luck flying around our [...]

The way I see them.

I’ve never considered myself a very creative person. I try to be but I almost always feel like I come up flat. Boring. I have these grandiose ideas in my head but they just don’t translate into something concrete. I can’t organize the thoughts to come out right, or the pencil to outline the shapes the [...]

A few things to get through first.

“We have so much to remember these days. So we make these lists, filled with hope that they will remind us of all the important things we need to do and buy and mail, all the important calls we need to make, all the ideas we have for short stories or articles. And yet by [...]

Duck Leg Confit

So I’m cleaning out my freezer to move (more on that later) and I found some Moulard duck legs lurking around behind the vodka and under the peas. I’ve been meaning to make duck confit and shoved those legs back there because I just didn’t have the time. However, it quickly occurred to me that [...]

To melt August into September

I’ve said before, working near food frequently causes some weird food cravings and lately I find myself eating a lot of steamed broccoli dipped in mustard (not just any mustard, but this one specifically). In general, I’ll go for very plain vegetables or some combination of salt and vinegar (hence the mustard). Or I’ll eat [...]

Black Bean Burgers

Shockingly, I have nothing to say today. Cheers! black bean burgers  I write 15-18 ounces because I had just little bit more beans than I needed and didn’t feel like saving them so I just threw them in there with not trouble. It’s not an exact science. I know I called these burgers, but I [...]

Egg-Avocado Toast

My current favorite way to eat a hard (or not so hard) boiled egg; sort of like Avocado to toast but better – because there’s an egg on it too. Toast 1 slice of sprouted bread. Top with 1/4 mashed avocado, a few torn leaves of basil, one egg (soft or hard boiled), and salt. [...]

Fried Green Tomatoes

Oh, excuse me; is this a food blog? I seem to have forgotten. Chris, Katherine and I tried fried green tomatoes for the first time at a farm-stand near Red Hook last weekend and they were so good I decided to replicate them at home. Fried Green Tomatoes I made 1 enormous tomato for 3 [...]

Penne with Fresh Tomatoes and Basil

I had some trouble gauging how much fruit I would consume in 2 days so after our little experiment last week I had an excessive amount of tomatoes leftover. I wasn’t in the mood for a traditional tomato sauce – it’s too hot out – and the thought of eating another one raw made me [...]