Carnegie Mellon gave her musicians ample time to explore New York City before our concert at Carnegie Hall. I wandered in Central Park, ate at some fantastic restaurants (they gave us generous food money), and visited Times Square.
And the entire time I kept thinking:
It’s so much quieter than Cairo.
It’s so much cleaner [...]
I love cooking, but some weeks I just want to get it over with. This week, I had a picnic for work, a weekend at my fiance’s house, and my own lunches for the next week to cook for.
So I made chili. My chili can be a chip-dip, a pasta-sauce, a soup, or a [...]
It has now been 3 years since I last ran a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, and I am still getting positive feedback that my posts on the subject were helpful. What follows is a concise version of my much longer guide, with tips from the comments added in. Enjoy!
Background on Shrove Tuesday.
Shrove Tuesday [...]
Because the G20′s in Pittsburgh, 2 of tomorrow’s 3 classes are canceled, so I have a little longer than usual to get my work done. I tamp down mid-week stress, I decided to cook my meals for the next few days. I decided to experiment with the lovely dried lavender my mom sent me from [...]
I recently offered to make my every-two-weeks dinner and tea into a floor event in Morewood Gardens (with funding from my RA!) instead of my weekly teas from last year. I decided to call them Stone Soup Suppers. For those unfamiliar with the fairy-tale, here’s the best version I could find. Basically, I will plan [...]