a way to eat mayonnaise.

We are in the shoulder season of spring.  It is not quite warm enough to languidly lay in the sun eating raw salads and taking delicate sips of mint julep, nor does it seem quite right to be hunkering down to a marathon of baked macaroni and cheese and beef brisket, slathering on an extra layer of […]

a quick salad for dinner.

Okey, I know it doesn’t look like much (this was a very quick photo because I was hungry and wanted to eat!) – but this was a pretty delicious dinner. First, I poached a couple boneless, skinless chicken breasts in a broth made with one lemongrass stalk, a toss of green cardamom pods, a few […]

gomae!

Gomae!  My new war cry! But also the Japanese word for a side dish of vegetables and sesame dressing. Gomaaaaeeee!!! I first ate gomae during a lovely party held at a Japanese restaurant a few weeks ago.  It was a terrific and well-timed discovery, as I had just bought a gigantic, 1 kg bag of […]