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Alina
New York, NY
I'm a freelance editor who's constantly hungry.
Interests: Food, wine, eating, drinking.
Recent Activity
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My coffeemaker broke this morning. We've had it for years and never had a problem with it. Then, all of a sudden, this morning when I flipped the switch to "ON" the little orange light that fills me with joy every morning failed to light up. I tinkered with the... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2012 at the constant hunger
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When cooking, any home chef should be able to make last-minute adjustments to his/her menu. This weekend I had planned to make pork carnitas. I had bought a nice chunk of pork shoulder on Thursday along with all the accouterments. When I took out the pork from the fridge yesterday... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2012 at the constant hunger
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Thank you Steve!
Toggle Commented Apr 16, 2012 on Turkey and Bean Chili at the constant hunger
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Hello from the West Coast! After all the apartment hunting, dealing with movers and other headaches related to a cross county move, we are finally settled in our new home. What a change from the hectic pace of New York. San Francisco is a beautiful city with a rich heritage... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2012 at the constant hunger
Thanks Andra!
Toggle Commented Mar 22, 2012 on My Big Announcement at the constant hunger
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Can you believe it's spring already? I feel like just yesterday I was ringing in the new year. It's moments like these that I am reminded of a line from a play I saw back in high school. "The days are long but the years pass by fast." With the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2012 at the constant hunger
Happy 2012, everyone! I usually don't like to make resolutions for the new year. I used to resolve to exercise and eat healthier. (Don't we all?) In the end, I would always disappoint myself because I was unable to stick to it for the entire year. This year is a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2012 at the constant hunger
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After months of trying to convince my husband to cancel our home phone and cable, he finally agreed. We spent the better part of the weekend upgrading our home entertainment scheme. This included my husband getting on the phone to our service provider and canceling the useless services and hooking... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2011 at the constant hunger
Thank you, Pennie!
Toggle Commented Oct 19, 2011 on Coq au Vin at the constant hunger
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I'd been listening to the soundtrack of Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain all week long and reading and re-reading my most favorite blog ever. Composed by Yann Tiersen, the soundtrack of Amélie adds even more charm to this little jewel of a movie. I can watch this film anytime, anywhere.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2011 at the constant hunger
Thank you, Kelly.
Toggle Commented Oct 11, 2011 on Coq au Vin at the constant hunger
I have already downloaded the Cordon Bleu brochure, Molly. Maybe one day...
Toggle Commented Oct 10, 2011 on Coq au Vin at the constant hunger
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The scent of a bouquet garni, peeled garlic and reducing wine fills the air. Sinatra is singing about his woes. I am back in my kitchen, the place where I am at peace, at peace enough to create without thinking "Will this be good enough?" Even after a day in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2011 at the constant hunger
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Thanks, Sandra!
Toggle Commented Aug 20, 2011 on Polpettine a.k.a Meatballs at the constant hunger
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After a stressful work week, I needed to eat something comforting. Not only did I need comfort food, but I also wanted something that I could make a large batch of and be able to re-heat during my even more stressful week ahead. The plan: meatballs. The chef: my husband.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2011 at the constant hunger
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So it's been one month since my last post. I miss writing and cooking on a regular basis, but with work, it's just not always possible. I'm pretty tired when I get home and, as much as cooking relaxes me, I lack the energy required to put a delicious meal... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2011 at the constant hunger
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Too many deadlines, too many projects, too little time. I've decided to take a long lunch and come back to the constant hunger refreshed and revitalized very soon. Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2011 at the constant hunger
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Today's recipe isn't very summery, but it's darn tasty. I would save this for a rainy day. It's a hearty and comforting dish. My husband actually found this recipe and planned on making it for dinner last night. I got home from work earlier than him and decided to make... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2011 at the constant hunger
I think it was a special issue. There's no volume number on it or month. I couldn't track the recipe on their site either to provide the link.
Toggle Commented Jun 21, 2011 on Better Baked Chicken Breasts at the constant hunger
Hey, Liz. I moderate comments so you won't see your comment right away. Thanks!
Toggle Commented Jun 17, 2011 on My Love of the Cheeseburger at the constant hunger
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Sometimes I think I could become a vegetarian. Maybe more a pescatarian. Besides the ethical reasons, it would certainly cut out expenses, force me to be more creative with meals and perhaps improve my overall health. But there's one thing that makes me hesitate. Any time, any place, you ask... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2011 at the constant hunger
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I am a magazine junkie. For as long as I can remember, I've had several magazine subscriptions. As a teenager it was YM and Seventeen, then I moved onto Vogue and Vanity Fair. These days, though, my subscriptions have gotten out of hand. I am currently subscribed to Food &... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2011 at the constant hunger
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Today is day two of the heat wave here in New York. It's supposed to be even hotter today, close to about 100 degrees. People never seem to believe me when I tell them I hate the heat. Summer is my least favorite time of the year. The humidity, the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2011 at the constant hunger
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It's been exactly one year since I began writing the constant hunger. It's been such an exciting year, trying out recipes and trying to improve my cooking and photography skills. I've been to some great restaurants and food events and eaten waaay too many calories! {Me, trying to avoid the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2011 at the constant hunger
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Monday evening I went to try out a yoga class at Yoga to the People. They have studios in New York and San Francisco and there is no contract or even registration. Just show up to a class and donate what you can. Great concept! Although the class was packed... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2011 at the constant hunger