Category Archives: Food

Light and lazy supper: spinach, beet and shrimp salad

Tonight I got home late from work and didn’t feel like going to the grocery store to pick up fresh vegetables. But I managed to pull together a simple, healthy dinner from ingredients in my fridge and freezer. Although fresh … Continue reading

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Food is a weapon

Back to food… Tonight I had a delicious dinner at Angelica Kitchen in the East Village, a place I discovered when I first moved to New York and was living nearby. The restaurant is a vegetarian staple in the city … Continue reading

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Give and take

Around thanksgiving there’s an eerie sense of quiet and calm in New York City, when people leave their city flats to spend the day or weekend with families in New Jersey, Long Island or even further afield. But one place … Continue reading

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The sky is falling

As Chicken-licken was going one day to the wood, whack! an acorn fell from a tree on to his head. “Gracious goodness me!” said Chicken-licken, “the sky must have fallen; I must go and tell the King.” It almost feels … Continue reading

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Three things

Tonight I ran 5 miles, learned where morals come from and made apple compote. I remember only 1 year ago, 5 miles was the furthest distance I’d ever run. And here I am today contemplating a marathon. It’s fascinating how … Continue reading

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All Hallows and butternut squash soup

One thing I love about Halloween in the States (as well as the fantastic house decorations) is pumpkins. New York magazine posted a great guide to squash, detailing varieties I had no idea existed. I hope to make something with … Continue reading

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Pasta sans pasta

Curiosity killed the cat. And possibly my dinner. OK that’s a slight exaggeration but I’m not sure my latest food experiment was a success. I keep seeing Tofu Shirataki noodles in the grocery store and decided to try them. They … Continue reading

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