I had always judged those poor souls with cracked phone screens harshly, but the other week I became one of those people. I was jogging—holding my phone in my hand—when tragedy struck: I dropped my phone on a bit of uneven pavement. My husband went into tech-EMT-mode by stabilizing the situation and rushing my poor baby off to the surgeons at Samsung. I’ve been using an old phone while I await its return- please bear with me on the poor photo quality in the meantime! Just squint your eyes, tilt your head to the right and things will be OK!
Sometimes I like to suppress my knowledge of the unsustainable way that pistachios are produced and enjoy a few of these green nuts (technically seeds). This pistachio loaf from Molly Yeh’s* new book Molly on the Range is the stuff of dreams… and almost worth the desertification of California! Continue reading “Pistachio Cake”
First of all, grad school is going swimmingly. Thanks for asking. I’ve actually had the time to lead a balanced existence, which is completely shocking. Except for Thursdays, Thursdays are THE WORST (the day when I have all of my TA-duties). Here are a few of the things that I’ve been doing on not-Thursdays:
Reading: Molly on the Range
My favorite food blogger just came out with her first book: Molly on the Range. I first discovered Molly when I was trying to think of a name for my own blog… so of course “My Name is Yeh” was one of the first names that I had to cross off of my list of options. I feel like she is a kindred spirit who I’ve switched places with because I grew up in farm-country, went to school in NYC, and now find myself in the suburbs… her life took the opposite path; she started as a Yeh, and I married into the name; she makes gorgeous cakes… and I have bloody fish to dissect… ugh.
I’ve never laughed so hard at a cookbook, nor have I ever been so thoroughly convinced that I need to keep a full jar of tahini in the fridge at all times. You know, just in case, because apparently it can go with anything. Continue reading “My Name is (also) Yeh: What I’ve been Reading, Watching, and Listening to”