Was reminded of this lovely poem last night -- it's one of my favorites.
“I like to have a martini, Two at the very most. After three I'm under the table, after four I'm under my host.” ― Dorothy Parker,
My CSA is still going strong and I'm still doing my best to cook as often as I can (using as much of my CSA produce as I can) while balancing work, a social life, and everything else. In the past two weeks I've made:
plus salads. I've been bringing lunch to work and eating well at home. I've got a few weeks left, so I hope I can keep it up! Although I'm tired at the end of a day at work, I find it relaxing to prepare dinner as I wind down, and the end results are always worth it.
As you may know, I've got a new job, which I started a week ago. One of the many things this means is the opportunity to explore a new neighborhood. Almost every day since I started, I have been able to stroll around a bit during lunchtime and take mental notes of restaurants and stores in the new 'hood. Extra bonus -- there's a greenmarket there every Thursday. Any suggestions for the Morningside Heights/Columbia area, bring 'em on!
Most often, when I make a roast chicken, I use the Zuni Cafe recipe, which I adore. This past week, I had chicken that was roasted according to Thomas Keller's technique (pictured above). It was also delicious. Now I'm wondering which one is better. Until I get to do a taste test closer in time, I turn to you, dear readers. Any preference?