The Bored Vegetarian

Eddi Front - Gigantic 

I haven’t posted a playlist in a while, but I wanted to share the haunting new video from my dear Ivana (aka Eddi Front).  It’s the perfect soundtrack to the cold winter weather we’ve been having here in New York.        

Kate Lebo of Pie School flew into New York yesterday and her and I were in The Drink’s kitchen prepping pie dough for Gala Gala Hey! until the wee hours of the morning.  
Here are the apple pies that Kate will be offering today:Cheddar-Crusted Apple PieWhiskey Crumble Apple PieHoney-Ginger Apple PieBrandied-Apple Cardamom PieOld Fashioned Plain Apple Pie 
WE ARE SO EXCITED. Hope to see you in a few hours xoxo 
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Kate Lebo of Pie School flew into New York yesterday and her and I were in The Drink’s kitchen prepping pie dough for Gala Gala Hey! until the wee hours of the morning.  

Here are the apple pies that Kate will be offering today:

Cheddar-Crusted Apple Pie
Whiskey Crumble Apple Pie
Honey-Ginger Apple Pie
Brandied-Apple Cardamom Pie
Old Fashioned Plain Apple Pie 

WE ARE SO EXCITED. 
Hope to see you in a few hours xoxo 

The Bored Vegetarian & The Drink present…

GALA GALA HEY!


An Apple Festival Featuring Pie Stand  

Sunday, October 7th, 2012
2:00pm - 10:00pm
The Drink 228 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn, NY 

Apples! Fall! We love them, so we’re throwing a big ol’ party to celebrate all things apple: apples pies, apple cider, apple brandy, bobbing for apples, songs about apples(?). We’ll be offering free classes about apples and making apple pies, as well as lots of apple treats for you to eat and drink. More details to come.

ABOUT PIE STAND

Pie Stand is a semi-regular, semi-secret pie social hosted by Kate Lebo, an award-winning baker and poet from Seattle, Washington. The premise is simple: Kate makes a seasonal selection of the best pie you’ve ever had. You stop by for a slice, a drink, and a chat—or you can order a whole pie ahead of time by e-mailing kate@pie-school.com. Kate’s the author of A Commonplace Book of Pie (forthcoming in fall 2013), and she runs Pie School, a cliche-busting pastry academy whose mission is to make pie as easy as it’s supposed to be. More info at Pie School.

Pie Stand will be baking up five varieties for Gala Gala Hey! Keep in mind that you can PRE-ORDER WHOLE PIES, just email Kate: kate@pie-school.com

Cheddar-Crusted Apple Pie 

Whiskey Crumble Apple Pie

Honey-Ginger Apple Pie

Brandied Apple Cardamom Pie

Good Old Fashioned Perfectly Plain Apple Pie

We have lots more brewing (ripening?) for October 7th.  I’ll be posting more info here, or you can check out the invite (and invite your friends!)

Hospitality just released their first full length on Merge Records.  I just can’t get enough of it.

I’m very excited to be teaming up with Mardi from Spout & Pea for a Kitchensurfing dinner on Friday, January 27th. 
You can come too!  There are limited seats, so please follow the link to join us. Eat Your Veggies Friday, January 27, 2012, 8:30 PM 9mmedia627 Broadway, Manhattan 
Lovers of vegetables, Mardi & Bethany met at Brooklyn Fork and Spoon, a supper club hosted by Mardi in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Both self-taught chefs, Mardi & Bethany join forces for a seasonal winter menu sure to inspire the vegetarian in you.
Menu:
Bruschetta with Ricotta, Meyer Lemon Zest, Honey & Arugula
Bruschetta with Artichoke, Kale & Walnut Spread
Fennel & Apple Salad with Toasted Pecans, Shallots & Pecorino
Quinoa Linguine with Sage Butter, Brussels Sprouts, Shallots & Grana Padana
Shortbread Cookies with Homemade Nutella & Bourbon Soaked Pears
Tickets are available HERE.  Hope to see you there!

I’m very excited to be teaming up with Mardi from Spout & Pea for a Kitchensurfing dinner on Friday, January 27th. 

You can come too!  There are limited seats, so please follow the link to join us. 

Eat Your Veggies 
Friday, January 27, 2012, 8:30 PM 

9mmedia
627 Broadway, Manhattan 

Lovers of vegetables, Mardi & Bethany met at Brooklyn Fork and Spoon, a supper club hosted by Mardi in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Both self-taught chefs, Mardi & Bethany join forces for a seasonal winter menu sure to inspire the vegetarian in you.

Menu:

Bruschetta with Ricotta, Meyer Lemon Zest, Honey & Arugula

Bruschetta with Artichoke, Kale & Walnut Spread

Fennel & Apple Salad with Toasted Pecans, Shallots & Pecorino

Quinoa Linguine with Sage Butter, Brussels Sprouts, Shallots & Grana Padana

Shortbread Cookies with Homemade Nutella & Bourbon Soaked Pears


Tickets are available HERE.  Hope to see you there!

Smashed Potatoes with Balsamic Tomato “Jam”

Mixture of small red, white & purple Potatoes
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Sea Salt

"Jam"
1 container grape Tomatoes
1/2 white Onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup Balsamic Vinegar
2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
pinch of Salt

Bring water to boil in a pot.  Poke potatoes (I made six) with a fork and add to water.  Throw in some salt.  Allow to boil until potatoes are tender but not overcooked (should have followed my own advice). Drain and allow to cool slightly.  Using a utensil of your choice (I used the bottom of a measuring cup), smash potatoes flat. Place on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Season with sea salt.  Bake in a 400 degree oven for 15-20 mins until crispy.

For the “jam”  

Saute onion in olive oil with a bit of salt over low/medium heat until translucent.  Add grape tomatoes and balsamic vinegar.  Cover and allow to cook for about 5 minutes or until tomatoes begin to split.  Using a spatula or other kitchen utensil of your choice, smoosh (not a culinary term) tomatoes gently.  Cover again and continue to cook, stirring occasionally as liquid reduces. Once the consistency is a bit thicker, remove from heat and serve with smashed potatoes.  


This year will be my first time staying in New York over Christmas (I usually fly back to WA), so I decided I should buy myself a New York priced Christmas tree ($30 for a three foot tree! Seriously?!) My mom was lovely enough to send me my childhood ornaments so that I had something to decorate it with.  We never had a flashy Christmas tree growing up, so I went all out with tinsel and colored lights.

I used my favorite kitty angel ornament as the tree topper.  I’ve had this thing since I was about 3 years-old.  It’s been through a lot.  

I also added creepy dollar store Santas to my shadow boxes. This is about the extent of my festiveness.

 

I’m thinking of doing an ode to Greenpoint with a Polish-themed Christmas dinner.  What are your favorite holiday food traditions?

Attn: NYC readers!
BYOB (Bring Your Old Books) is THIS Sunday!! 
 
a community bookswap and benefit for Housing Works.
Sunday, October 9th, 12pm - 6pmPublic Assembly70 North 6th Street in Williamsburg$2 donation (suggested) to enter.  
Swap books, donate books, listen to fine music from:
DJ Ian Michael JacksonDJ Spindler 
Early drop-offs can be arranged.  Please email bethanypickard(at)gmail.com
About Housing Works Bookstore CaféHousing Works Bookstore Cafe is a non profit bookstore, café, and event space in SoHo. All of our merchandise is donated, we are staffed almost entirely by volunteers, and 100% of our profits support Housing Works, Inc.’s mission of ending the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS through relentless advocacy, the provision of life-saving services, and entrepreneurial businesses that sustain our efforts. Learn more about events, volunteering and donating, or shop online at www.shophousingworks.com. Or visit us at 126 Crosby St. btw Prince and Houston. 212.334.3324.

Please come and support two great things! Housing Works and READING! 

Attn: NYC readers!

BYOB (Bring Your Old Books) is THIS Sunday!! 

a community bookswap and benefit for Housing Works.

Sunday, October 9th, 12pm - 6pm
Public Assembly
70 North 6th Street in Williamsburg
$2 donation (suggested) to enter.  

Swap books, donate books, listen to fine music from:

DJ Ian Michael Jackson
DJ Spindler 

Early drop-offs can be arranged.  Please email bethanypickard(at)gmail.com

About Housing Works Bookstore Café

Housing
 Works Bookstore Cafe is a non profit bookstore, café, and event space in SoHo. All of our merchandise is donated, we are staffed almost entirely by volunteers, and 100% of our profits support Housing Works, Inc.’s mission of ending the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS through relentless advocacy, the provision of life-saving services, and entrepreneurial businesses that sustain our efforts. Learn more about events, volunteering and donating, or shop online at www.shophousingworks.com. Or visit us at 126 Crosby St. btw Prince and Houston. 212.334.3324
.

Please come and support two great things! Housing Works and READING! 

Pho Cyclo Seattle, WA
Someone, anyone - Do you know where to find the best pho in New York?

Pho Cyclo 
Seattle, WA

Someone, anyone - Do you know where to find the best pho in New York?

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