Archive for October, 2009

Most great cooking cultures have some kind of porridge that is a staple of the farming and working classes. The grain changes depending on the region: in some places, it is oats, or wheat…and in China and other parts of Asia, breakfast porridges are made from rice. These rice porridges are known as congee, zhou, […]


Ah, the breakfast cookie. Is there any other breakfast food that is as comforting, as silly, as enjoyable? I think not. There’s something rebellious and naughty about the breakfast cookie, no matter how healthy you make it. This version is vegan (unless you prefer to use cow’s milk), packed with nutrition, and surprisingly delicious. The […]


[me] & goji

20Oct09

[me] & goji is a New England-based cereal company that lets you mix up your own blend of whole grain cereals, fruits, nuts, and seeds that are packed with antioxidants, phytosterols, and other wonderful things. The company is being featured on tomorrow’s airing of NBC’s The Today Show, and to celebrate [me] & goji is […]


I was sick as a dog over the weekend. Runny nose, sore throat, general feeling of doom…not a pleasant experience to say the least. I tweaked an existing tea blend that I’ve relied on since childhood to get me through exceptionally bad colds. After a few cups, I felt positively asymptomatic. Try it out the […]


It’s fall! This is far and away my favorite time of year. The sticky, oppressive heat of summer has subsided, and cooking my favorite comfort foods like risotto and oatmeal doesn’t cause the entire house to feel like the surface of the sun. The apple harvest has begun, the air is crisp, and despite the […]


Scotch Eggs

02Oct09

I come from a very proud Scottish family. Some of my favorite comfort foods are old Scottish classics, and scotch eggs are one of my very favorite things to make. A scotch egg consists of a hardboiled egg that has been peeled, and then wrapped in sausage, rolled in breadcrumbs, and fried in oil. They […]