Roasted Lamb With Mint Sauce

Roasted Lamb

This actually started when I got stuck with a big bunch of mint. I thought about making minty brownies but that would require me to get chocolate and baking soda and other stuff. Then early last week, when I opened the freezer to get my ice cream, I noticed that I still have a lamb shoulder chop from few weeks ago. I had bought a pound of it and took most of the chops to a friend’s bbq. I’ve been buying bulk and storing lots of meat in the freezer.

And since it’s been so cool lately, I decided to roast the lamb chop in the oven. That’s how this whole thing came about. Also since I had everything I needed for the flatbread, it was an obvious idea.

Annnddd the day before, I bought a pound of ground lamb meat at Fleischer’s and made lamb meatballs. All lamb, all weekend.

I was on the phone with my dad today and he told me to eat less meat. =(

There are talks about a Portland, Maine road trip in August. Lobster rolls and clam bake. Soon it’ll be autumn.

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Nostalgia And Self Doubt

Tokyo 2014 Canon

I’ve been thinking, well I think a lot… sometimes way too much.

“These days, the stars seem out of reach”

Next month, I’ll be starting my 11th year in New York and that’s about how long I have had my Flickr account. I couldn’t help it but I scrolled through 147 pages of photos. Reliving so many things, weird and exciting and mundane stuff, from 2014 back to 2004.

I miss grad school. Those 2 years were so much fun. Everyday I learned something new about myself and it changed me in so many ways. I feel that cause of grad school and obviously all the friends (they’re pretty much my family now) brought the real me out of this shell. I mean I’m still shy, I still get these sudden feelings of sadness and anger and constantly regretting my choices but the 2003 me was such a different person. A person I couldn’t imagine how/what he would be now if he had stayed in LA. I am glad I moved to NY.

I miss all the wild Thursday Night Outs, the crazy karaoke sessions, the get togethers…

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Tattoo Project: Lila


Current occupation: A cheesemonger as well as a line cook and kitchen manager.

What made you decide to get your first tattoo?
I’m not sure what made me get my first tattoo. Everyone except my mother has tattoos, and a lot of them at that. So for me it was just a matter of thinking (but not too hard) of the right one. I was 18 and had just gotten back from a year of living in Israel before college. My older brother came with me.

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A Sort Of Bouillabaisse


Couple weeks ago, I was at the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket. I went there looking for fruits but left with a heavy bag of fish heads. I couldn’t help it, they were free! Such an impulse thing to do. As I was walking back to my apartment, I kept going through a list of things I can do with the fish heads. Though really, the only thing to do with fish heads is to make stock. When I got back to my apartment and finally saw what was in the bag, I freaked out a little. I didn’t think I would react this way. Seeing two lifeless heads with their bones and fins and tails still attached, kind of grossed me out. But there was stock to be made! I grabbed the big stock pot available and dumped the heads in. After cooking the fish heads with few carrots, I ended up with 2.5 quartz of fish stock.

Okay, another question popped into my head, what to do with all this fish stock?

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