A. Pickled plum onion salad + lime zest + sweet shrimp
B. Sauteed carrot salad + orange zest
C. Chopped cauliflower garlic pasta + lemon zest
D. Pork + kumquat mustard sauce
E. Matcha x3 from Tsujiri
Not usually a wafer person but loacker lemon wafer is crazy good (2% lemon juice powder); chestnut millefoglie @ Sud Forno with Stephen & Denise; giant strawberry short cake from Anne & Josh; olive tasting @ Olive Ovation with Ann (the owner talks about olives the way I talk about math); Miku with Steven; same yet different @ Kinka Izakaya with Sahil, Jenny, James & Rach
He is officially on a low sodium diet so I’m trying to reinvent our favorite recipes. For example, instead of parmesan crusted sole, I’m thinking break crumbs + lemon peel + lemon oil. Add
red cabbage slaw and we have a fish taco bowl.
Even without new constraints, I’m not a fan of redoing the same thing. The problem is that it’s never as good. Not because it’s actually less good but we can always find something wrong when there exists a basis for comparison.
For 2017, I’m thinking seared scallops (with lime zest) + minced pork red curry (with arugula) + celery salad (with white hominy) + black bean soup (with tortilla).
— Sunkist Growers (@Sunkist) December 27, 2016
When I started my current job, at the end of each round, I would make a list of things that might happen in the next round. This year, I worked on eight different deals and somehow lost this habit. Not surprisingly, I ended up with more surprises. Next year, gotta do this consistently because how do you make lemonade if you can’t see the lemons?
1. Perhaps because I used to be one of those people that want to live in different places, I always wonder how different I would be if I lived elsewhere. Although living in Paris was a dream of mine, I’m not sure I would be particularly different in Paris. One place that really feels like it would make me different is New Orleans. I can’t help but constantly look up at the spanish moss and the constant looking up makes me feel dizzy and surreal. This morning, he says: Can you get more muffaletta spread? Please and thank you.
3. Until he moved in, I never owned a zester. Yes, it was a lot of work. Now that I have encountered a zester, I need a really good one and was presented with six options at William Sonoma.
5. Just now in the elevator
Stranger: Grated parmesan? Really?
Me: If it weren’t grated, my husband would eat it all