Friday, December 9, 2011

Things that prep school physicians have said to me II.

How do the patients know where to buy drugs?

This is the most consternation over a glucometer that I've ever seen!

What's methadone?
I've read about methadone in my crime novels.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Things that prep school physicians have said to me.

"Top work today!"

"I've never had 7-11 coffee."

"Let's get some hard cheeses and see what happens with her."

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The more I work the more I really just want to own a restaurant...

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Chunky vegetable soup

From How to Cook Everything

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Pasta with roasted beets, fennel and almonds

From Macrina Bakery cookbook

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Pumpkin cake with cream cheese icing

From Cook's Country

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Take me out to the ball game.

I am very excited about baseball season and the new food coming to Camden Yards.

We walked by the stadium yesterday and they were putting up the new signs at the stands.

Yay Spring!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Buzzing about Baltimore

Recently I was given the opportunity to become a member of the Baltimore Buzz Brigade. What is the wonderful group with fantastic alliteration, you ask?  Well it's basically a group of people who love Baltimore (like me!) and want to help inform others about its awesomeness. We'll be doing a lot of stuff, like tweeting and blogging about events, answering people's questions on the Visit Baltimore website, and giving you some insight into what makes this city so great.

Special zombie room
To get started, I joined my fellow brigadiers on a kick-off event a few weeks ago. We went to some pretty cool spots and I'd love to show you a little bit right now about what makes Baltimore so great.

Our first stop was at the Geppi's Entertainment Museum right next to Camden Yards. I'd never been there before, but it was awesome! I'm actually very eager to go back! Here are some photos:
Old-school toys
Beatles memorabalia

An entire room of comic books
Next we went to the Sports Legends Museum, which is actually in the same building. I like sports, but I'm not really fanatical and I thought I'd be really bored here. It was actually really interesting!

Kids (or adults) can try on actual gear


Then we went to the American Visionary Art Museum, one of my favorite museums of all time. Right now they're doing an exhibit called What Makes Us Smile? and it's amazing. I didn't get any photos there, but I can assure you that everything they do is great. Lunch was at AVAM's restaurant Mr. Rain's Fun House. I got a roasted veggie sandwich with fries that was pretty awesome. The best part was their little bread balls that came with mustard. I have been daydreaming about them and conspiring my own recipe.

Mr. Rain's Fun House (American Visionary Art Museum) on Urbanspoon

Unfortunately I had to leave early, but I did get my new favorite shirt:

And yes, feel free to ask me about Baltimore!

Disclaimer: I was selected to be a member of the Baltimore Buzz Brigade, a social media project of Visit Baltimore. The program sometimes offers incentives for blog posts or social media coverage of local events or businesses, and I will always disclose incentives.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Wine Market, Locust Point

Baltimore Restaurant Week. 

Each time that it has come around I have been very excited and studied all the menus, plotting my week(s) and trying to figure out which places would be the best bang for my buck.  This time around, I sort of just went with convenience and a place that I knew I wanted to try anyway: The Wine Market.

I've been wanting to go there for a long time (I say that about every place, don't I?) and we really were not disappointed.  The restaurant is in Locust Point and has its own parking (always a plus).  The inside is beautiful with exposed brick and industrial touches.  You walk in through their wine store which seemed to have a great selection with good prices. 

We both got the fennel and chickpea soup, which was really delicious and I'm already planning on trying to replicate it.  For the main course, I got the seared tuna which came with cold udon noodles and an avocado puree.  It was truly delicious and I was very happy to have some good tuna.  G got the pan fried chicken with au jus and mashed potatoes and brussels sprouts and everything he had was very delicious. The Wine Market also had some fantastic desserts that night.  I had a carrot cake, which was more like a bread because of the texture and wasn't super-sweet.  It came with some candied carrots that were an awesome touch.  G got a chocolate pretzel pave.  The crust was made of pretzel and it was the perfect salty-sweet dessert (yes, I want to recreate that one, too).  Oh yes, and I had some sangria which was probably the best I have ever had.

I can't wait to go back there.  If you haven't made RW plans, I recommend them for a great spot.  Or anytime really!

Wine Market on Urbanspoon

Monday, January 10, 2011

More cooking?

It might not seem obvious anymore, but I actually cook way more than I go out to eat.  Recently I got really excited about wanting to be more self-sufficient and utilizing seasonal ingredients as much as possible.  I decided to branch out into another blog that focuses on cooking, but I also really wanted to collaborate with friends and see what we could all come up with together. 

That is how Seasonal Spotlight was born.  It will focus on experimentation and using seasonal ingredients.  It's only been up and running for a couple of weeks, but I am really excited about it.  Please check it out and feel free to give me any input that you may have!  We will definitely be needing to hear suggestions for ingredients!

And of course, this blog isn't going anywhere.