House Party

May 7, 2012

Forest Feast: Asparagus Tart

by Erin Gleeson

This asparagus tart is SO easy it’s kind of fail-proof. Buy some frozen puff pastry (I like Pillsbury). Place one of the sheets of dough on a cookie sheet. Let it defrost a bit then pinch up the edges to make a little crust-like rim. Spread some cheese all over (I used brie, but cream […]

April 11, 2012

Forest Feast: Spiced Passover Haroset

by Erin Gleeson

Spring has sprung in the woods! Passover is this week and to kick it off, we hosted a first-night Seder.  We spent two days cooking all the traditional Jewish dishes: matzah ball soup, haroset (a paste of dried fruit and nuts), farfel (quiche-like squares), tzimmes (a sweet potato carrot dish), plus a roasted chicken with rosemary […]

February 29, 2012

Skankynavia: Moroccan Munchies

by Anders Arhoj

Confession: I’m kinda tired of Asian food. Maybe because I eat it every day. So when my Mile High Dining Club friend declared he wanted to throw a Moroccan inspired dinner I was totally there. Moroccan, African and Arabian are probably the less trendy food cultures compared to the Italian, French and Japanese kitchens these […]

February 22, 2012

Postcard from Tokyo: Oshibori Udon

by Nahoko Morimoto

“Oshibori Udon” is a famous udon from the Shinshu district of Nagano prefecture. It is delicious with spicy grated daikon. My friend made this batch! *Nahoko Morimoto is a Tokyo-based photographer. Her work has been featured in Brutus and Vogue Japan.

January 4, 2012

Skankynavia: Surprise New Year’s in Stockholm

by Anders Arhoj

Five minutes. That’s litterally how much time I had to decide whether I was going to accept the out of the blue New Year’s Eve dinner party invitation from my friends in Stockholm at 12:30 in the afternoon on Dec 31, 2011. That’s all the time I had including packing my socks/curlers/laptop/night cream, locking up […]

October 27, 2011

Mochi Tsuki and Shishimai Performance (Saitama)

by Yoko Kumano

The OPENharvest group visited the Hachisu residence in Kodama-gun in Saitama Prefecture. We enjoyed a Japanese farm food meal which included fresh edamame, natto, fall vegetable soup, ohitashi (blanched spinach) and mochi. After the meal, Harigaya-san and his troupe performed a shishimai (lion dance).

October 12, 2011

Skankynavia: Pumpkin Ravioli Party

by Anders Arhoj

I can’t believe I just spent another weekend in a kolonihus (colony house). But that’s how the Scandinavians roll and who can say no to a pumpkin ravioli punch? My Icelandic friend’s friend has a cute little cottage in Copenhagen which she visits regularly on weekends and slowly tries to repair and build into a fabulous little […]

October 5, 2011

Skankynavia: Lesbian Birthday

by Anders Arhoj

Lesbians. What a wonderful and exotic breed. Much less visible or loud in the public space than gay men, but definitely not dull. Have you talked to your lesbian co-worker today? Maybe you should. Ask her about her cat (she probably just adopted one more), her advice on great kitty litter shopping deals (buy in bulk) […]

August 15, 2011

ReCPY: New House Party Food

by Moto Yamamoto

I haven’t hosted any house parties for a while, but on a recent weekend, I ended up hosting three parties in a row. Thursday night was a last-minute potluck baby shower, and of course I made a beautiful diaper cake for the mother-to-be. Friday night, I had Nate’s work people over, and I made bunch […]

August 10, 2011

Skankynavia: Hiker’s Kitchen

by Anders Arhoj

Cooking at home in your kitchen is so housewifey. Real men cook in nature. Especially when it’s summer, and your garden is full of edible food which is the case with my friends C&A. I blogged about our Sunday Forest Lunch last year with them, and a few days ago I took a trip with […]