Sunday, March 17, 2013


Deb Perelman of smittenkitchen makes everything into fritters because its how she can get her toddler to secretly eat vegetables.  I make everything into fritters because mashing stuff together and then frying it is cathartic and delicious.  It is a fantastic process even when you cut your thumb on a can opener while doing it and bleed out in your kitchen, which is mostly almost what happened to me.  Bandages and fried stuff, splattering oil everywhere and dancing in my socks.  Regular.

Cornmeal Chickpea Carrot Fritters
makes one dozen

16 oz (one can) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
3/4 cup cornmeal
1 egg
3/4 cup thinly shredded carrots
1/4 cup shredded parmesan
Salt and pepper
Oil for frying

A food processor would work, but so does the back of a large wooden spoon.  Mash, assemble patties, heat oil, fry a few minutes per side until golden brown.  Drain on paper towels, pat dry.  Add whatever you like to change up the flavor profile, or make like me and dip.


Sunday, March 3, 2013

Happy Help Love You

A Few Messages I Would Like To Relay, Preferably Via Megaphone, Or On Little Slips of Paper I Could Plant In People's Coat Pockets

1. Pan roasted vegetables with miso butter. It is the way of the future.  Do not resist.
2. The time is now to wear your favorite sweatshirt, and then wear it to bed, and then wear it again tomorrow.  The time is now!
3. Surround yourself with the good smells.  Candles, perfume, incense, do it, do it, get calm, get happy, mmmm.
4. Let go of the thing.  You know the thing.  It's rooted way deep in there in your brain and you have to let it go.  Forgive the grudges, settle the arguments, trust the people.  They deserve it.  You deserve it.
5. Work on your sock game.  Nothing beats an impressive sock game.
6. How long has it been since you've eaten a doughnut?!? Honestly fix that like today slash now.
7. The age when you are too old to buy things with your name on them is never.  The age of never.
8. If Lanvin's Fall 2013 RTW jewelry can be good at using its words, so can you.  Practice.