Tag Archives: arugula

Five Minute Photo Shoot: Arugula + Cherries, Peas + Orzo

Two recent dishes: first, a little salad of arugula, fresh cherries, and some fancy-pants blue cheese.  Lots of black pepper.  Looks like I served it with some soup or whatever. Such a lazy salad.  I couldn’t be bothered to pit the cherries, so I went full-lazy and left the stems on too. Second, orzo with […]

Five Minute Photo Shoot: Slow-Scrambled Eggs and Bagels

A recent breakfast of eggs, slowly scrambled in leftover beef fat and butter, with Herbes de Provence mixed in.  Arugula with olive oil and smoked salt on the side.  Nothing better than really, really slowly scrambled eggs.  They’re flat-out creamy. These incredible bagels are from a new place in town.  They’re exactly the kind of […]

Five Minute Photo Shoot: Panko-Fried Eggs and Soldiers

A little post-election night breakfast while getting to work: fried eggs, arugula, and soldiers for dipping. I’ve taken to frying eggs over some toasted panko, an idea picked up from the Zuni Café cookbook.  Your eggs get all crunchy and amazing.  Couldn’t be easier, either: pan over medium-high heat, olive oil, panko, stir until just […]

Stupidly Simple Salad

You know the old trope, “write what you know”.  And most of the time, the things closest to you are too close to notice.  There are those things that you do and see every day, and you’re too familiar with them to even notice what they are anymore, let alone that they might be special […]

Strawberry, Watermelon, & Arugula Salad with Cardamom-Candied Pistachios

Recently, a dinner party client requested a strawberry salad for the meal I was cooking for him.  And I don’t know the last time you searched for “strawberry salad”, but 99.99% of the recipes out there involve two things: 1. Spinach 2. Poppy seeds Not that there’s a thing in the world wrong with a good […]