I’m In A Poblano Stuffed Peppers State of Mind

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2013 rolls straight into the last few days of January, and here in New York City, I have to smile looking back on the month. Already in this "new" year--in these last 29 days--I've grasped a handful of euphoric highs, a few embarrassingly low lows, and a whole saga of trial and error in between. As I consider how I'm perched in the same corner of my apartment now as I was at this hour exactly 29 days ago (although this time caffeine-charged and focused; the first time ...

Finding Time for Thai Chickpeas

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Isn't it funny how it seems it's always easier to get things done with less free time on hand? When I have a large chunk of free time ahead of me, I routinely make a long to-do list of all of life's duties I will finally have the time to attend to. Even more routinely, I ignore said lists. Why would I do laundry when I could instead take a walk to the edge of Queens and take in the Manhattan skyline across the smallest arm ...