Librarian & Artist

Corn and Crab Fritters with Guacamole

Fairly often, Harris Teeter puts giant bags of snow crab on sale, and I buy them and bring them home shouting “I saved like fifteen dollars!” and then I realize … Continue reading

March 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Valentine’s Day Fondue!

I love the Melting Pot, but it’s an hour and a half drive and a big ol’ chunk of change, so I decided to try to recreate the experience at … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pasta with crab, lemon, and fried capers

Pasta with Crab, Lemon, & Fried Capers Just made this pasta tonight to use up some of the giant bag of snow crab legs that Harris Teeter puts on super … Continue reading

February 6, 2013 · Leave a comment


Japchae, or cellophane noodles, are one of my favorite Korean dishes. I thought of posting this recipe because I discovered a great Korean buffet this week. Yum. This recipe I … Continue reading

September 1, 2012 · 1 Comment

Salade Niçoise

This is one of my favorite salads, but I hadn’t tried to make it before. It’s pretty simple, not much of a recipe!  Here’s what’s in it: Hard-boiled egg (one … Continue reading

August 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Zucchini Pizzas

One of my new favorites, inspired originally by Kalyn’s Kitchen. It couldn’t be more simple: slice zucchini into thick horizontal slabs, maybe half an inch thick, brush on a little … Continue reading

August 11, 2012 · 1 Comment


I wanted to try a little Hungarian cooking after my trip to Hungary with the Women’s Voices Chorus. This recipe is from “Cooking the Hungarian Way” by Magdolna Hargittai. There … Continue reading

July 28, 2012 · Leave a comment