Archive for February, 2011

This ain’t yo’ mama’s meatloaf sandwich!

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Being an avid foodie, there isn’t much I love to do more than don my vintage apron and get busy with some serious kitchen witchin’. As much as I love to cook, it may seem odd that I rarely post my recipes on this blog. It’s not that I don’t like to share. It’s more a matter of not actually cooking with recipes.

I guess you could say I approach cooking like I approach life. Driven by improvisation and instinct, I work with what I’ve got, no set-in-stone plan in mind. Thus, my life and my cooking are often blessed or cursed with inconsistencies. A bi-polar chef; I can achieve both disappointing lows and wonderfully exhilarating highs in the kitchen. Rarely is anything I cook simply mediocre. God forbid, I aim for and accomplish anything average!

That being said, there is no possible way I could write the recipe for the delicious turkey meatloaf I made last night. All I can tell you is that I spiced the meat with an unmeasured combination of chopped onion, minced garlic, oregano, marjoram, black pepper, salt, and the ingredients of a Simon and Garfunkel song.


Valentine’s Day in NYC

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

I'll miss you Starbucks the Snowman...

I couldn’t let Valentine’s Day pass without visiting Central Park to see how my dear Starbucks the Snowman was holding out. Alas! Poor Starbucky was not in good health, and had withered away… Lucky for me, I had a back-up dinner date with a very charming, handsome and fun real-live man, who was a good sport to take this photo.