Bad Day Soup

I had a rather frustrating day. I won’t go into it, but when Yen came home, he determined that I deserved a day off from the gym. But, he declared, we needed to go out and buy more fruit, because…

Watermelon Rind Agua Fresca

The newly established Mr. Kate eats an awful lot of watermelon. We’re averaging two big watermelons a week in this household. I certainly do my fair share, but I increasingly sense that he holds back on his consumption so I…

Mushroom Shepherd’s Pie

I’ve been trying to eat vegetarian meals more often, partly as a cost-saving measure and partly as a way to fill this temple with more vegetables and less flesh. This is one of my favorite “substitution” dishes so far. Normally I’m…

Yen’s Bachelor Soup

Fun fact: I have cooked for Yen a total of two times in the ten months we have known each other. Yes, really. We’re busy people, for one thing. But maybe a bigger issue is that I just don’t know…

Notes on Tonight’s Dinner

Eating Well ran a little series on “green soups” recently. The idea is that these soups are a good way to get your daily dose (plus, if you ask me) of leafy green vegetables, but in a hearty soup form…

The Secret to Perfect Muffins

I haven’t talked about cooking in a while, I have I? I haven’t been doing much of it. Cooking for one (though, yes, Dimples eats anything I put in front of him—but you can tell he’d really rather have Trader…

Toasted Coconut Cake

For Tanya and Chris’s wedding shower today, I gave myself a break from the endless search for the perfect wedding cake and tackled one that I knew would be entirely impossible as a wedding cake (and therefore a wasted effort,…

Pasta Fa-Ghoul

Tonight I’m making Jenny’s Pasta Fa-Ghoul, so named because: I think it’s funny. It’s delicious in the fall around Halloween. I have trouble consistently spelling “fagioli” correctly unaided by m-w.com. Traditional fagioli is meatless, but come on. I’m sure I’ve…