A Pinch of Summer: Grilled Skirt Steak with a Garlic and Herb Sauce

Grilled Skirt Steak with a Garlic and Herb Sauce | apinchofthis.nyc

I’m looking at a dime-sized burn on my wrist, feeling like a real-life, serious, cooks-everything-on-the-grill griller.

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Cheese Curd Scrambled Eggs

Cheese Curd Scrambled Eggs | apinchofthis.nyc

I thought I’d pop in for a quick post now that farmer’s markets are getting ready to start up for the season. With my move to Bed-Stuy, I’m much closer to the Grand Army Plaza year-round farmer’s market and I’ve started taking nice, leisurely walks over on Saturdays. It’s all very quaint and adult of me.

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Produce & Productivity: Summer Salad Dressings

roasted garlic salad dressing | apinchofthis.nyc

Listen up, y’all. I have something important to say. Just because it’s Sunday and you’re all alone, that doesn’t mean you can’t make yourself a Sunday night feast. And just because it’s 90 degrees and brutal outside, that doesn’t mean your feast can’t include a roast chicken. I won’t let any of that stop me. No way, no how. Either way I’m roasting a chicken. (You can expect this to be the title of my first memoir.)

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Home Cooking with Laurie Colwin: Baked Mustard Chicken and Herb Biscuits

A Pinch of This | Laurie Colwin's Baked Mustard Chicken and Herb Biscuits

Back in mid-May, I made what very well may be the last meal I cook in my home of 16 years. My parents are selling our house. Just like baking chocolate or revenge, it’s bittersweet. After living in five different states all while under the age of 10, we finally landed in New Jersey, where I did most of my growing up and where I learned how great bagels really are. In that house, we’ve said goodbye to dear pets and we’ve welcomed new ones. On our street, I learned how to drive in a car that was recently, after 17 years, traded in for a pick-up truck. (I’m still laughing about how my dad parks his new truck behind his cream-colored Mini-Cooper with racing stripes.) Through the years, I’ve left our pretty, grey house for multiple adventures to Europe and across the U.S. Over almost two years in Brooklyn, I’ve gone back often to spend quiet weekends in the suburbs with my parents and my pets. And, in our home’s kitchen, I’ve learned how to cook.

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