This blog is a place for wives, girlfriends, significant others, and anyone else stuck to a chef to come together and chirp to each other about how to deal with the nonsense that goes along with being the wife of a chef. I was struggling to live with a ghost of a husband who I never saw until I met two other chefs' wives that saved me. It was then that I realized there must be more who need love and support too, right? Hilary, First Lady Desperate Chefs'Wives instagram @hilarya25
Friday, October 31, 2008
Trick or Treat!
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Chef and Wife
PS. My computer is fixed!!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Sure, I'll Eat Anything!
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Hydroponics: Lettuce Update
Friday, October 24, 2008
ChefMumbles: Spanish Edition
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Healthlife Part 2
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Since we were so close so our old 'hood we drove by the "garden" apartment we used to live in. Wow, we've come a long way. Our new condo isn't drafty, potheads don't live all around us...at least that we know of, and we have wood floors instead of industrial carpet. But our old town of Wappingers Falls isn't all a mess like the apartments we lived in. We made a pit stop at Planet Wings for two #1s with hot sauce and Dr. Pepper...and 30 more wings to last us for a couple days. Then we headed over to Gymnastics City where I coached gymnastics and cheerleading before moving to Jersey City. It was so nice to see everyone I used to work with and even some of the kids I taught. If I had time and less residual back pain I'd love to get back into coaching. Maybe after I retire.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
My chefhusband is a second generation half Korean. His mother (who designed my awesome logo) moved to the US when she was very young. Erik's grandmother, God rest her soul, taught him some Korean, but not enough to live on. I've always wanted to learn more Korean so I've been doing a little Rosetta Stone and I love it! But last night Erik busts out some of the first phrases he ever learned.
(Click to HEAR the Korean version)
How are you?
I'm fine, thank you?
So now he mumbling in Korean. AHHH!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Foodbuzz Publisher Community Launches
“Food bloggers are at the forefront of reality publishing and the dramatic growth of new media has redefined how food enthusiasts access tasty content,” said Doug Collister, Executive Vice President of Foodbuzz, Inc. “Food bloggers are the new breed of local food experts and at any minute of the day, Foodbuzz is there to help capture the immediacy of their hands-on experiences, be it a memorable restaurant meal, a trip to the farmers market, or a special home-cooked meal.”
Foodbuzz is the only online community with content created exclusively by food bloggers and rated by foodies. The site offers more than 20,000 pieces of new food and dining content weekly, including recipes, photos, blog posts, videos and restaurant reviews. Members decide the “tastiness” of each piece of content by voting and “buzz” the most popular posts to the top of the daily menu of submissions. Foodbuzz currently logs over 13 million monthly page views and over three million monthly unique visitors.
“Our goal is to be the number-one online source of quality food and dining content by promoting the talent, enthusiasm and knowledge of food bloggers around the globe,” said Ben Dehan, founder and CEO of Foodbuzz, Inc.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Chef Vs. Family Man
Not only does my chef work typical chef hours (and then some) but he has no siblings, no aunts or uncles, and no cousins. He pretty much has no idea how families work. And I can't blame him either, how else would he know that when a baby is born you visit the family or at the very least send a card. Can I really raise a family with minimal chefhusband support while training my chefhusband how to be a family man??
HELP! I know there are plenty of you out there making it work. I'm counting on you.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Battes Kitchen Photo Tour
This coconut man collection started back in California when a gymnast I was coaching and working with went to Florida and bought me the pirate coconut man in the middle. Then we bought one on the left in the Carribbean. THe one on the right- I have no idea where that came from, but I think it's also a piggy bank.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
With it's rich history and new modern design, the opening of Corton was something Erik couldn't miss. We made our way over there on Monday night-without any traffic and parking spot right up front-perfect so far. Corton was great, all the food was very thoughtful and put together. My favorite was the lamb and the side that came with the amadai - gnocchi with bok choy and ham-so delish! I don't think the dining room was complete because I heard there was going to be gold leaf on the walls to embellish the embossed flowers, but I didn't see anything. It was nice to see Mr. Nieporent greeting guests and even seating them.
For more on Corton...
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Last week Erik made this amazing buttery Parmesan cheese covered cauliflower. But the most amazing thing was the size of this massive veg. With farmers in my family I've seen some large tomayters and potayters, but I've never seen a cauliflower this big. Luckily A & P had a sale and it wasn't per pound. I only paid three bucks for this basketball sized plant.