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Interests: learning how to cut an onion, boil water, feed myself and my family without resorting to take-out chinese (too often).
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We're cooking up a brand new Bad Home Cooking right over here. Come on over and take a look. And bookmark this bad-boy! Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2010 at Bad Home Cooking
I will eventually get around to everything. I promise. Sometimes it might take me years, but I'll get to it. I clipped this recipe for oatmeal cookies out of a May, 2003 issue of Parenting Magazine. That was back when... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2010 at Bad Home Cooking
New York, New York! It's a wonderful town! The Bronx is up and the Battery's down. The people ride in a hole in the ground ... Times Square, where the world's first Pop Tarts shop is opening in August.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2010 at Bad Home Cooking
Take that, you Box. Three boxes out of four, I've gotten rainbow chard and kale. Three boxes out of four, I've stared at my rainbow chard and kale and watched it go over. The fourth box, I had a bitch-slap-upside-the-head... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2010 at Bad Home Cooking
I can be taught. All evidence thus far supports this theory. I learned how to tie my shoes. I learned how to drive a stick shift. I got into (and finished) graduate school. I haven't killed my kids, (two different... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2010 at Bad Home Cooking
Saved by the bell. Or rather, saved by the Kitchen Goddess. In a case of perfect timing, Julia and her beautiful daughter Lulu have swung into town from Australia, visiting an array of friends stateside. The first thing she said... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2010 at Bad Home Cooking
Seriously? I mean, I bumped up to the big box, but had no idea about this sort of thing. The neighbor girl thought it was a candle. My 10-year-old said, "Is this natural?" Neighbor down the street shrugs. "I've seen... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2010 at Bad Home Cooking
The first day I flipped through Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything I noticed it. Crackers. As in, make your own. I've been meaning to try since, oh, 2002? And I did it tonight. To OK results. What did you... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2010 at Bad Home Cooking
For someone who was undoubtedly Middle Eastern in a previous life, my first attempt at making falafel really blew chunks. I had thought that using a falafel mix would significantly up my chances of a successful first attempt. Alas. Add... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2010 at Bad Home Cooking
I have many Stay-At-Home, PTA-type mom friends, each and every one of them a bad-ass who saves the world every day. I am not fit to join their ranks, but since they like me, they let me play along sometimes.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2010 at Bad Home Cooking
THE BOX arrived, after much anticipation. And it was ...not intimidating. I did not run howling from it when I opened the lid. I did not twitch, nor grimace at the mysteries within. Truth be told, when I finally opened... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2010 at Bad Home Cooking
On Thursday my Dad drives down to take me, my step-sister and her grown daughters to dinner at a nice restaurant for Barbara's birthday. In her honor we will order several expensive bottles of wine and order from the appetizer,... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2010 at Bad Home Cooking
My street cred as crunchy Earth Mother is kind of sketchy. It's not that I'm not crunchy, it's just that I'm sort of bipolar about it. I had a home-birth and planted the placenta underneath a fig tree. I believe... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2010 at Bad Home Cooking
THE BOX is about to enter my life. I think. Maybe. Probably. Well, maybe. The box I refer to is a weekly or bi-weekly box of organic fruits and vegetables hot off the farm. Lots of people I knew in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2010 at Bad Home Cooking
Dearest daughter: You left a phone message for me a few weeks ago, when I was up in Malibu at a Seder and you were home watching your sick little brother. You had decided to make him matzo ball soup... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2010 at Bad Home Cooking
Yeah, I know you're not supposed to eat anything before yoga. But how was I going to make it through an ashtanga class on one bowl of yogurt and one banana, both consumed many hours prior? I do this. I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2010 at Bad Home Cooking
Who here's ever had matzo-ball soup? I mean real matzo ball soup - with matzo balls made with chicken schmaltz. You'd know it if you had. There's nothing more lip-smacking and soul affirming. Trouble is the schmaltz. That's chicken fat... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2010 at Bad Home Cooking
Yeah I know it's not home cooking, but I still think it's cool.... This means I can continue exploring all the cool restaurants in town, which, I don't know if you knew this, is sort of a hobby of mine.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2010 at Bad Home Cooking
Rule one for the Bad Home Cook: PAY ATTENTION!! INT:: A sunny kitchen Time: Noon, almost exactly. Writer, starving, looks up from computer and remembers she has two more of those yummy masala veggie burgers in the freezer (Trader Joe's... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2010 at Bad Home Cooking
One of the beautiful things about being on Facebook (and you're all invited to join the Bad Home Cooking page on FB), is that it culls up people from so deep in the woodwork you can't even find the tree.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2010 at Bad Home Cooking
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Mar 15, 2010
It all started when my buddy Sam had a bright idea for an easy, kid-friendly weekend excursion. "We could take all the kids to Tanaka farms and pick strawberries!" he said. Not a bad plan on the surface. It was... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2010 at Bad Home Cooking
File under: When at first you don't succeed, yadda yadda yadda... Beets. I love 'em. They're cluttering up the farmer's market right now, which means I can have beets any time I want and make buckets of my rosemary red... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2010 at Bad Home Cooking
You knew there was a reason to celebrate, didn't you? You just maybe didn't realize why it tasted of mango. Pinkberry -- and Lordy how we love Pinkberry in these parts -- is hoping to lure you into its stores... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2010 at Bad Home Cooking
They asked for it. Both of them. And so Friday night I made them stuffed bell peppers. Who was I to say no to a specific request made by both nits? Hardly fancy. Stuffed bell peppers fall into the category,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2010 at Bad Home Cooking