I generally try to keep food in my car, if for no other reason than that I now parent an ever-emptying vortex that refuses to be photographed (Sparky is a full-blown teenager – there must be an event horizon just behind his epiglottis…) I typically kept small bags of peanuts, trail mix or granola and... Read more »
Sparky and his Dad are avid gamers, if late adopters – they just worked their way through Portal. I’d first heard about this video game on one of my very favorite blogs, Epbot (from the creators of Cake Wrecks, another blog so well worth reading that it’s a book, too – and one of Sparky’s favorites!)... Read more »
This cake was sparked by a Portuguese cooking video: somehow I fell down an internet rabbit hole and landed on Bolo de Bolacha Maria (Maria cookie cake.) It’s described as Portugese Tiramisu, but since it is made with digestive biscuits, the first thing that came to mind were s’mores. I immediately began thinking about how to... Read more »
From way, way back in 2011, we bring you our most famous post ever: I don’t know if you followed the escape of the Bronx Zoo Cobra and its subsequent capture…but Sparky and I followed the cobra’s alleged Twitter Stream closely. We all have our favorite cobra tweets – Sparky’s is @BronxZoosCobra “Indiana Jones, why... Read more »
This is one of those posts where a picture is worth 1,000 words, so I’ll just give you the ingredients and you can follow Sparky as he puts them together. Tomatoes Cucumbers (we like the Persian seedless kind) Shallot Parsley Salt Olive Oil Wine Vinegar Cooked Orzo pasta (about 1/4 cup per person) Feta cheese... Read more »
One of the best parts of summer is that I’ve got friends with an overabundance of produce – and this post is brought to you by a particularly generous friend who has a CSA. The haul included significantly more than just turnips, onions, and Mizuna, so I thought some kind of preservation might be in... Read more »
Yes, this is a story of love, and also a story of the sometimes unpleasantly surprising elements of a recipe. Eventually, this is a story of redemption. You see, at our Winter Farmer’s Market, Sparky had discovered Sweet Collective‘s Ruth and Phil’s ice cream – so, along with our popcorn and hardneck garlic, we came home... Read more »
We’ve been big fans of Piccolo Theatre for many a year, and now they’ve gone and found a way to work Crudmuffins into a fundraiser! Buy early and often – help a camper out! Enjoy!
Hi, Quips fans! Just a short note to let you know that we’ll be taking a hiatus from our Wednesday posts for the summer. Stay tuned for Sundays with Sparky, which will keep going on indefinitely (or until Sparky refuses to cook with me 😉 )
Quips, Travails and Braised Oxtails will be taking a short hiatus as we enjoy the Fall season… We’ll be back on Wednesday, October 23rd, so stay tuned!