Monday Archive: Roasted Parsnip Hummus

There are a lot of cool perks about my job–a low key office that’s very un-PC (in all the best ways), beer o’clock on Friday afternoon at 4, the fact that no one cared how I found all the extra monitors and set them up in my cube–but one of the newest awesome things is […]

Holy Taco–Atlanta

A few years ago (February 2008), chef Robert Phalen opened Holy Taco in East Atlanta. While that was still when I lived in Atlanta, I never made it to the restaurant graced with so much love by John Kessler, the food critic at the AJC, Besha and Cliff of Creative Loafing, and the host of […]

Dark Days: Orange-ish Broccoli & Bok Choy Stir Fry

This post was fully intended to make this week’s round-up, but things got a little off-kilter this week. It happens. But! Since each week’s post is due by Wednesday night and it’s now Thursday, let’s call this “look, Jes is ahead of schedule and already cooking something for the upcoming week’s Dark Days!” Shall we? […]

Dark Days: Broiled Cabbage with Lime Vinaigrette

This Dark Days post is going to be short & sweet as I’m feeling under the weather–but with such a simple, yet pleasing dish, there’s not much to say. Saturday, we forgot to go to the farmer’s market and, while I have winter squash and sweet potatoes on hand, I just didn’t have it in […]

Girls’ Night Out: Haru Ichiban–Atlanta

The week between Christmas and New Year’s, I jetted down to Atlanta for a couple of days to catch up with my family. We have a small but very complicated family, and given that my mother moved away from Atlanta a month after I moved north to Virginia, I don’t get to see anyone very […]

Dark Days: Spaghetti Squash with Brazil Nut-Basil Pesto, Oven Roasted Tomatoes & Spinach

For this rather drab and dreary (weather-wise) Dark Days post, I’ve decided to throw us a little summertime–compliments of my favorite place up the mountain & a bit of preserving. A skip, hop, and a jump away (well, up) the mountain from Roanoke is Floyd, Virginia–the area that another Dark Days poster, Rebecca, hails from. […]

Lucky’s One Year Anniversary Dinner & My Radio EP Release Party

A couple of weeks ago (oy, how was Christmas a couple of weeks ago?!), Lucky Restaurant celebrated their first anniversary with a five course paired meal. Along with the special dinner was a special show–the My Radio EP Release Party. Fact: several of the guys who co-own Lucky and manage it day-to-day are also bandmates […]

Dark Days: Collard Greens Casserole

Happy 2012! Feels like forever since I’ve been here, no? I can’t believe it’s a new year again and I’m not used to typing/writing January xx, 2012 yet, but I guess I’ll come around to it sooner or later. I hope everyone’s holidays were spectacular and I’ll be catching up on my blog reading/commenting very […]