A Slovak Kind of Christmas

Ok, yes, I know, it is so not Christmas any more.  But sometimes things get passed over and passed over until you realize that if you don’t post about it, you’re not ever going to post about it, so it’s time to post it.  So let’s rewind a month or so back to Christmas! As […]

I <3 ATL: The Marlay & Young Augustine’s

Apparently it all caught up to me and I have the pleasure of being stuck in bed sick. Ugh too much going on = one physically stressed out Jes, apparently. But I’m sure you’re not interested in my oh-so-delicious orange Gatorade & blueberry Greek yogurt (Total Greek being my fave at the moment), so I’m […]

Weeknight Quickie: Spicy Noodles with Tofu (Dou Hua Mian)

It’s my last week of teaching the infamous J-term (the choose-your-own-adventure-entire-semester-taught-in-one-month welcome-to-teaching month), and with two classes left to teach I can say I’ve learned a lot and I’ve a lot more to learn. It’s always satisfying when it breaks down like that, isn’t it? I know that I would alter the syllabus of the […]

Quick Quinoa Salad

Life is darn busy, let me tell you. I seriously don’t know where the time goes. I mean, apparently it’s been a week since I last posted something. Hmm. I’m also super behind with my Dark Days posts. Between traveling & hardly cooking these days, it’s tough to pull it all together. But I’m working […]

Cauliflower Coconut Chowder

Thanks for all the kind words about the last post–they rocked my socks! <3  2011 is going to be a rockin’ year–I can just feel it! Out here we’re hoping & hoping that it won’t snow tonight, but it looks like an inch or two is inevitable. An inch or two I can handle. Anything […]

Butternut Vegetable Risotto (and other news)

I don’t really have a kitchen right now. Really, I mean that I have a kitchen but I don’t have a kitchen. It’s a half-finished kitchen with plywood counter tops, a retro Westinghouse stove and oven that tends to burn everything thus far, and boxes full of my spices, pantry items, pots, pans, tupperware–you name […]

Happy New Year!

2011?  How can it be a new year already?  Lots of changes in the air, but for today it’s just a day for relaxing and staying out of the rain. I could do a recap of the best eats or the big changes (boy, were there some changes–thank you for everyone who’s stuck through them […]