Category Archives: Food

Rocoto peppers

Aftering surviving an insect attack indoors this past winter and growing faster than the attack this summer, our Peruvian rocoto peppers (Capsicum pubescens) are putting on bourgeois and gorgeous new purple blooms.  Although not near as hot as thin fleshed … Continue reading

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Bar Virage, 2nd Ave, NYC

My project somewhat unexpectedly ended–I guess they all do– so on my last night I took my last PATH train to Manhattan and walked in the rain over to 2nd Avenue where I found Bar Virage and its Israeli small … Continue reading

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Braised beet leaves

I finally got around to finishing up the beet leaves that I picked up at the farmer’s market. A little bit if olive oil and perfect. Almost tastes like spinach with a bit more color.

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Miso Ramen, Grove Street, Jersey City

I had a delicious bowl of wild pepper spicy ramen with pork another spices in a delicious slow-cooked broth, 14 hours according to my server. The pork very tender and broth was very rich with all goodness from the bones … Continue reading

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Summer refreshment, on the road, Jersey City

It’s summer so it’s time for some simple, refreshing summer classics on the road from Richmond in my apartment AirBnB extension in Jersey City. At least the beets were from the Grove Street market even though the new ginger had … Continue reading

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DBGB, 299 Bowery, NYC

Being a German and stuck with my genetically-induced frugality, I was so excited to find dollar oysters and seven dollar rosé. Okay, they were small Barcat oysters, but upon presentation the adductor muscle had not been cleanly cut in three … Continue reading

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Madame Clause Bis

Descending into the subterranean Madame Clause Bus French restaurant a note of mustiness wafted my way as I pulled up at the bar to listen Manouche Bag play cafe jazz with a French accent as part of the Jersey City … Continue reading

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