Lime custard pie with basil cream from Magpie, Philadelphia
Pork and shrimp dumplings with garlic chives
Delicate and juicy steamed or boiled when fresh; delicious fried as leftovers!
Breakfast: baked egg in avocado, toast, tomato salad
Bachelorette 20’s party with crostini, crab-stuffed-mushrooms and a variety of deviled eggs
Recipes for the sriracha and bacon-cheddar variant deviled eggs here
Bun Bo Hue from Cafe Diem, Philadelphia
Thank goodness for those easy weekday dinners
I’ve been too exhausted recently from starting my emergency medicine / surgery rotation to cook anything even vaguely time-intensive. Most nights, after 12+ hours of work, I’m lucky if I get some cereal in before crawling into bed. But occasionally, a homey meal and some hot tea is just what the doctor ordered.
Spring cheese plate
One of the first warm weekends of spring took us out to Italian Market and DiBruno’s for the best of the season’s pickings: Oozing, pungent, decadent Winnimere. The lingering burst of Alpine Chalerhocker. Creamy, mushroomy Chiriboga Blue. Paired with (from left) apricot butter, boquerones (Spanish white anchovies), hot-sweet mustard and apple butter.
Herbed Crab Cakes
This is my go-to decadent dinner. Especially when I’ve been able to pick up jumbo lump crab on sale at Costco. They’re super light and packed with flavor: zest, fresh herbs, dill, with a kick of Dijon and a generous dash of Old Bay. These were my best batch yet.
Recipe from Epicurious.