Roasting Broccoli

Bunches of broccoli could be easily over looked this time of year.  My word of advice – don’t. Blanched florets act as a sponge when dipped in spiced bagna cauda.  The green earthiness of the veg providing a counter point to the dips salty twang. In the height of summer turning on the oven for…

Union Saloon

It was with great anticipation that we watched the creation of Union Saloon come to life. It sits at the corner of Wallingford Ave and 36th Street.  Immediately behind the northbound bus stop across the street from Cantinetta. Only about a month in and this neighborhood spot is jamming.  Slim outdoor seating allows diners to…

Aarhus Street Food

There are many reasons to make the journey west to Jutland.  Along the way we stopped at a park to find a troll, admired the wind turbines dotting the countryside, and made plans for our day in a new city.  We followed our noses from one booming street food scene in Copenhagen across to Jutland…

Torvehallerne

The entire trip to Copenhagen centered around food and amusement parks.  Our apartment was a short walk to the Norreport station.  Ideally situated to allow us to walk through the Torvehallerne food hall each day. Vendors are set up inside and out offering a dizzying array of fresh produce and artisanal food products.  There must…

Picnic in the park

The plan came together quickly.  It sounded simple enough – picnic in the park.  Salads were made, coolers were packed, rosé was chilled. Before a baguette could be sliced the bees arrived to flip the mood.  A particularly aggravated few were flying around a nearby clover patch a few picnickers innocently scampered through making a…

Crisp Crostini

Back home summer is in full swing.  Even on the laziest of days it is easy to pull together  a flavor packed meal.  The one requirement this time of year is to keep cooking indoors to a minimum. The baguette was sliced thin on the bias to maximize the amount of real estate available for…