Author Archives: jen

tooth and claw – book review

“Jo Walton writes science fiction and fantasy novels and reads a lot and eats great food. It worries her slightly that this is so exactly what she always wanted to do when she grew up. She comes from Wales, but … Continue reading

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cantaloupe refresher – recipe

Today is day 4 of my indefinite juice fast. I would prefer to go a full 7 days but one never knows what adventures the weekend will bring, so tomorrow may be my last full day. Summer is the absolute … Continue reading

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baingan bharta – recipe

Eggplant. It’s probably my favorite vegetable, as evidenced by the bounty of eggplant recipes I’ve been posting lately. In Hindi eggplant is baingan and bharta, as I understand it, pretty much just means mashed up. I first ordered this dish … Continue reading

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cubed eggplant in tahini sauce – recipe

This dish is inspired by a similar version I gobbled up at a lady’s luncheon this past week. Eggplant is my favorite vegetable. what you need: 1 large eggplant 1 lemon 3/4 c. plain yogurt 1 tbl. tahini 4 or … Continue reading

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ginger garlic cubes (adrak lasan) – recipe

While I’ve always been a fan of Indian cuisine it wasn’t until recently that I’ve started cooking Indian food at home. One word: delicious. One more word: spicy. Everyone in Samir’s family has to accomodate my weakling tastebuds. At dinners … Continue reading

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watercress soup + pear and feta salad – recipe

    Greetings from Houston! Things are very quickly coming along here in our new home. My dad is here turning our totally awesome house into a TOTALLY AWESOME house with all of his remodeling and painting expertise along side … Continue reading

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juicy juice

While I dream of someday doing a 30 day juice fast, that day has not yet come. Until then, I am trying to work juice into my everyday diet. Here is one of my favorites. This is my rendition of … Continue reading

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winter asian salad – recipe

  Hands down, salads are one of my favorite dishes. In the winter months, though, it’s far more difficult for me to eat my greens. Less variety at the grocery store, lack of a farmer’s market, and the chilling temperatures … Continue reading

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unica zürn, birdo and miranda july walk into a bar

When I was in Houston last month I went for a short walk to check out the Menil Collection. It’s the perfect size for me, as I often get lost at museums and exhaust myself before I’ve made it past … Continue reading

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an object of beauty

During a layover last month I picked up a copy of Steven Martin’s most recent book, An Object of Beauty. I’ve been seriously falling short in the reading department lately. By lately I’m afraid I might be referring to the … Continue reading

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