Winter Dinner Party Idea Part 3: Make Dumplings & Scallion Pancakes

On Friday, instead of bumming around at home, I gathered my friends together for a dumpling and scallion pancake party. They’re the two appetizers that I always HAVE to order at Chinese restaurants, but here on the Cape they often appear gummy and unrecognizable (surprise, surprise). I’ve been deprived…so something needed to change. I told everyone to bring beer,… Read More

The Thing About Growing Up

People talk endlessly about what it means to grow up. What changes, what it feels like, what starts and what ends. Especially when you’re in your twenties, everyone talks at you like you’re some rare and mildly venomous unicorn learning how to fly. “But you’re in your twenties,” they say, as an answer to pretty much everything.… Read More

Spanish Tortilla

This past weekend I was invited to a brunch potluck, so I hit the interwebs for inspiration. The criteria: time efficient, cheap, and easily transportable. I settled on this Spanish Tortilla (picture: frittata meets potato gratin) which came together in about an hour and a half, and didn’t require any extra attention as I sleepily drank my coffee and stirred the onions around… Read More

New Year’s Resolutions?

I’m completely stumped this year. Eat slower…?  Be better with thank you notes? Learn a new instrument? Save more money? Have a goal for 3 Chairs? I’ve always picked concrete, achievable resolutions for myself (last year was learn to drive, and I believe my resolution for my senior year of high school was “graduate high school.” —… Read More