recipes

Recipe Roundup

Time keeps turning and Flat 493 keeps cooking. Let’s try to get back to a somewhat regular menu sharing, shall we? Nevermind that I tried to do this last week and WordPress crashed on me. Here we are. Hopefully. Cross your fingers. Highlights from the past two weeks: — Trader Joe’s has a new and […]

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Food, Glorious Food

The end of rehearsals has meant a return to cooking. Like, the kind of cooking we enjoy, not just getting food on the table. I won’t bore you with alllllll the daily details (yet), but there have been a few standouts the past few weeks. — Orange-Chili Glazed Pork Tenderloin with Carrot Pesto and Grilled […]

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#onbrand

We are a week and change away from life returning to normal… err, the most recent normal? So let’s play catch up. Food has still been a bit hit and miss due to rehearsals and gigs. Recent highlights: — the cheater’s Spanish tortilla: did this for a brunch party with the recommended prosciutto and piquillos […]

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Weeks 14 & 15, 2022

Yeah, so week 14 doesn’t get its own post because it looked like this: One day of easy sautéed shrimp with air-fried polenta [from an old Trader Joe’s cookbook] and a simple arugula salad side, one day of the-restaurant-we-planned-to-go-to-during-Hampton’s-tech-week-before-my-rehearsal-is-closed-so-let’s-go-to-the-food-hall-for-the-second-time-in-three-days, one day of not even homemade pizza, but Domino’s, and then….? The highlight of the week […]

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Week 13, 2022

Mon 3/28: fried ravioli and bresaola salad. We needed a quick and easy meal. Frozen fried ravioli and cured meat to the rescue. Bresaola and arugula salad is one of our favorite things from our Italian honeymoon. Note to self moving forward: don’t make the whole bag of ravioli. You will regret it. #agingisnotfortheweak Tues […]

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Week 12, 2022

Mon 3/21: lamb chops and Mediterranean salad. As always, lamb for 132° for an hour forty-five, as inspired by this post. Our salad was Trader Joe’s marinated chickpeas with cucumber and artichoke hearts. The fresh and canned veg balanced out the heavily processed chickpeas. Splashes of lemon juice and red wine vin brought it all […]

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Week 11, 2022

Sorry if you’re getting an email about this post twice. Don’t WordPress after midnight, kids. Welp, between tech for RAGTIME and Hampton going back into rehearsals for his COVID- and ice-delayed show, dinners this week were much more on the “get it done” side. EXCEPT: octopus. I had almost definitely never tried octopus before Hampton […]

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Weeks 9 & 10, 2022

Mon 2/28: steak and eggs with asparagus and hashbrowns. There were potatoes and asparagus and eggs from Well Rooted Farm to use up, so we decided to try to perfect hasbrowns… and missed a crucial step in the de-starching process. Still delicious thanks a Smoke City Meat bavette. Tues 3/1: French Country sausage and artichoke […]

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