Thai(ish) Turkey Burgers with Quickle

One summer, I worked with a young Ukrainian man named Alex. On a rainy campout, he tried to convince a camper to peel the potatoes for our stew. Alex had grown up near Chernobyl and, in his experience, the peel held radiation. Our relationships with food from the ground were very, very different. Let’s explore yours.

Just One Shade of Grey

I’m Heather, I’m 32 years old, and according to my stylist, my hair is more than 40 percent grey. I’m growing it out.

Roasted Broccoli for Lazy Jerks

Sometimes, Heather leaves the apartment for a while during mealtime and I am left to my own devices. Now, I can cook—my mama raised me right—and I enjoy it, but sometimes there are more important things to do like play video games or watch The Dark Knight for the second dozenth time. In times like […]


You may have noticed that a little web ad now appears in our sidebar. This is a widget from the site, whose mission is “to ensure the future of wild cats through scientific leadership and global conservation action.” Heather and I care a lot about animals—endangered or otherwise—and big cats are a particular passion […]

Restaurant-Style Tomato Salsa

You, too, can make America’s favorite condiment and all it takes is a few minutes and a food processor.

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