NYC to Santa Fe and a side of pork by Anjuli

Posted on 12-29-09 · Tags: , , ,

Santa Fe

Matt and I did some driving during Christmas break. Quite a bit, actually. We finally, after almost 10 years, moved out of NYC. It involved not only an anticlimactic exit culminating in hours of Jersey traffic, but also countless hours packing our car chock full of everything we felt was worthy of making the trip. It was a liberating and slightly nauseating experience.

We drove 2,300 miles through PA, Ohio, and Missouri, narrowly missing the snowstorm I’m sure covered many of you back east. We then met up with the Mother Road, Historic Route 66 and drove through the heartland, across the Panhandle and into the Southwest. Our little car and all our worldly possessions headed up the mountain to Santa Fe, New Mexico on Tuesday, December 22rd. The following day we surprisingly found an adorable adobe house, were all starry-eyed at how this would never have been possible on Christmas Eve in NYC, and settled in for a dry, snowy Christmas.

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Nibblets for the big night by Anjuli

Posted on 11-04-08 · Tags: , , , , ,

Nibblets

I scrapped the TV event rituals of chips and dip, buffalo wings, and other toilet-hugging night wreckers in favor of these little nibblets. They’re friendly, bite-sized, and come in all sorts of flavors to suit the mood of the hour. Here are some options to start with. And here’s to hoping…

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Honey mustard vinaigrette by Anjuli

Posted on 09-19-08 · Tags: , ,

This dead simple vinaigrette can dress up any savory salad that’s looking for a little sweetness. I’ve used it a lot to accompany spicy greens, onions, nuts, etc, and most recently in the butter lettuce salad with stewed apples, sorrel, red onion, Gruyere, and toasted walnuts.

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Indian-spiced egg salad sandwich by Anjuli

Posted on 08-29-08 · Tags: , , , ,

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This egg salad is wet and hot and makes you want to tongue it. Unlike that hideous grayed out shit you know you’ve had for lunch at the local deli. You won’t be sorry you spent the extra 20 to make the mayo from scratch. If you are, get off my blog NOW. If you dare, eat this sandwich with some mouth-puckeringly salty and rough to the tongue potato chips.

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