Panko Crusted Salmon

I have never reacted to a dish like I did to this one. I basically danced in my chair and praised Jesus for making salmon and panko bread crumbs and all these things. This is from Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That? I made one slight addition to her recipe, which I shall tell you … Continue reading

Prima Ballerina Salad

This recipe-the bones of it, anyway–came from Mary Helen Bower’s book Ballet Beautiful. She was a dancer with New York City Ballet (Balanchine’s company), and the dancer who trained Natalie Portman for her role in Black Swan. Ballet Beautiful is the name of her company, which provides ballet workouts and tips for transforming your body into … Continue reading

Eating Down the Kitchen

I got this idea a few years ago from then Washington Post blogger Kim O’Donnel. The idea is what it sounds like: don’t shop for groceries, but use what you already have in your house. (Except she called it Eating Down the Fridge, which is a great thing to do, as well.) I try to … Continue reading