Posts Categorized: Project Pantry Purpose

Fried Potatoes, Pot Pie, Charlotte

Good morning. I hope everybody had a nice weekend. We took advantage of the nice weather on Saturday and went on a few long walks; visited my parents and sister again across the county; had gin & tonics (wayyyy) across the patio with family friends. (They BYO’d their G&Ts, adding a splash of Campari to make them pink, which I… Read more »

Egg Roll in a Bowl, Kale Salad, Angels

Six weeks as of today, April 24. Six weeks! I’m not sure what it adds up to exactly, but it’s a milestone nonetheless! On this rainy Friday, I’m pleased to wrap up the week’s content with a little help from Bean. (So meta!) Yesterday I ran in a state park, talked to my college friend on the old-fashioned telephone, video’d… Read more »

Honey-Harissa Beans, Quick Pickles, Inspire Us

Like most of you, we are trying to go as long as possible without going food shopping, and part of that is getting a regular delivery from Baldor every 10 days or so. Once we get to Days 9 and 10, which is where we are right now, it becomes all about stretching out what we have and cooking down… Read more »

Marinated Tofu, Rice Pudding, Samin

I told Andy that yesterday in the kitchen felt like the fabled story of painting the Golden Gate Bridge. Every time I cooked something and cleaned it up, someone was right behind me dirtying up another one hundred dishes. It was mostly my fault, though. I had a bunch of things to test and retest for my book — a… Read more »

Stromboli, Scrambled Eggs, Family Dinner

Greetings on this April Monday. I hope everyone had at least one beautiful spring day like New York had yesterday — 65 degrees and blue sky. I had grand ambitions for organizing the basement, but ended up outside all day, reading/breakfasting/lunching on the patio, running, hiking a local trail along the Hudson River. And I’m A-OK with that! We visited… Read more »

Slice-n-Bake Cookies, A Big Wheat Berry Bowl, A Normal Day

Good morning. Today marks five weeks of our family’s quarantine — always feels good to hit that milestone. To celebrate, we plan on kicking things off with a classic Tom Collins cocktail, which I was reminded about on this week’s episode of the Bon Appetit foodcast. Two things I’m pumped about watching this weekend: Season 3 of Fauda (please please… Read more »

Lemon-Turmeric Booster, Khichdi, Meal Planning Help

Good morning. Yesterday was a big news day in the coffee department: We found our old handheld milk frother, which made our morning cup, and therefore our morning, just a little bit better. I talked to my parents; I wrote about a delicious spring salad over at Cup of Jo; I planned to work on some book edits in the… Read more »

Fried Rice, Grandma’s Biscotti, Board Games

Hello and welcome to Wednesday. Yesterday Andy cut Abby’s hair (he’s the “detail guy” in the house); I tested some cabbage recipes and made a style guide for my book; and I think I saw my 18-year-old for a total of five minutes. (She was holed up in her room or outside riding her bike.) For bedtime reading, I took… Read more »

Potato-Leek Soup, Brownie Sundaes, On the Line

Good morning. Yesterday was a long, rainy day here in New York. I worked on a freelance project, did a 40-minute Zoom gym glass in my living room, spent way too much time on social media, and didn’t get outside with the dogs until almost dinner time. Phoebe (18) watched a few John Mulaney specials on Netflix; Abby (16) started… Read more »

Baked Pasta, Bok Choy, More Birthdays

Happy Monday, Team Quarantine. Hope you all had healthy weekends and Easter Sundays. Yesterday, I drove across the county to my parents’ house to say hi from the curb and drop off some flour and sugar. (That’s my mom pictured. She’s baking a birthday cake for her grandson, my nephew. Happy Birthday Owen!) I also went for a run in… Read more »

Homemade Pasta, Almond-y French Toast, Small Gestures

Happy Friday Everyone. As of today, we’ve made it exactly four weeks in quarantine, which I will choose to view as a small victory. Yesterday we placed a food order through Baldor, the restaurant wholesale supplier that has pivoted to residential delivery (it looks like they are in the DC, NY, and Boston metropolitan areas), which means hopefully we won’t… Read more »

Lentil Salad, Strawberry Cake, Books for Tweens

Good morning! I completely forgot to pick up anything Passover related in my last supermarket shop, so last night was like all other nights in my house, sadly. (Haha.) We did have a Zoom call with my parents, siblings, nieces and nephews for a pre-Seder check-in, but we signed off before my brother-in-law cracked the Haggadah. To all those celebrating,… Read more »

Birthday Negronis, Lemon Tart, John Prine

Greetings friends near and far. Yesterday was Andy’s birthday and we celebrated with a scavenger hunt, by car, through the neighborhood ending at a favorite pizza place for take-out. (Along the way, our friend Annie, a professional musician, played “Happy Birthday” on the French horn from her front doorstep, and it was the highlight of my month.) Back home we… Read more »

Snickerdoodles, Tomato Soup, Small Coffee Shops

Hi friends. Hope you’re well on this Tuesday. Yesterday I went for a run; reorganized a small section of my book; made some veggie burger patties for the freezer (I can’t wait to share the full recipe with you, but it calls for one egg, with or without smiley face); and went for a walk with my friend Robin —… Read more »

Roast Chicken, Granola, Face Masks

Good morning, Everyone. Welcome to what is our Week 4 of Quarantine Living. Maybe it’s longer or shorter for you, but wherever you are in the X-ing off of days, I hope you and your families are healthy and holding up OK. Our weekend was blissfully boring in that respect: We vacuumed and mopped the house; set up our patio… Read more »

What Should I Make Next? Your Quarantine Recipe Index

Happy Friday, Everyone. Tonight, we’re celebrating getting through three weeks of quarantine with a classic comfort food dinner: Roast Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, and a peanut-y kale-cabbage slaw I’ve been meaning to test for my next book. We’ve been trying to think of something to do this weekend that might differentiate a weekend day from a weekday day. (A 10-mile family… Read more »

Hummus, Brown Butter Krispie Treats, Apps That Are Not Tiktok

Good morning from our home gym to yours. Just came back from the supermarket — I consider it a small victory that we made it six days without going out for food. No flour, no toilet paper, no tofu (?), but they did have Pringles, which I believe will compensate for a lot. Yesterday I went for two walks because… Read more »

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