What Have You Been Eating?

by Joel on September 19, 2011

Hey there, foodies, eaters and casual browsers of the interwebs! I know, it’s been a long time. Too long, really, in internet time. I’ve been away, on hiatus, caring for out baby son. He is amazing, more incredible than I could have ever expected. And I have had the pleasure of getting to spend almost every day with him for the last 8 months.

However, this has kept me away from the Tiny Kitchen and you, my faithful and loving readers, if you are still among us. So this is me checking in with you, to let you know I am still here, still eating, and for the most part, still cooking. Albeit the better part of what comes out of my kitchen now is a puree of fruits and vegetables, but never mind that.

I have been cooking, I really have, and enjoying some amazing quality time at home with the little Monster. As much as I love spending time in the Blogosphere, once you have a little guy scooting around and discovering the world around him, everything else seems, well, less important.

But I assure you I am still here, fighting the good fight in the Tiny Kitchen, pureeing steamed vegetables and even sometimes making food for the adults in the family. But words cannot be kept at bay forever, and eventually I will have to open the gates and start writing again, whether it be about food, fatherhood, or a subtle emulsification of the two.

In the meantime, let me know; What Have You Been Eating?

Until then, keep the oven warm.

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A new eater in the family

by Joel on February 18, 2011

Hello, good friends and faithful readers.  It’s been a while.  Too long, really.  I’ve been away, and I fear I may have lost some of you to the cobwebs.  Obviously, I have neglected my blogging duties for a few months, and I hope you can forgive me.  While I have not been writing, I have certainly been eating, although often I find myself taking shortcuts in the kitchen or leaning towards the quick and easy meal.

But these lapses in culinary judgment have not come without reason; I have not simply just given up on my love of delicious, real food and turned in my foodie badge.  No friends, the reason for my absence has less to do with me than with changes to our family.  We have, just about a month ago, welcomed a new eater into our lives, and he has stolen our hearts (and yes, most of our waking hours.)  It is my great pleasure to introduce to you our baby boy, Mr. M:

Our New Little Eater

Our New Little Eater

Needless to say, we are smitten.  While we take the time to get to know him better, the blog will probably remain on hold, at least for the time being.  The Tiny Kitchen took a back seat in the months leading up to us welcoming him into the world as we prepared for his arrival, and now as we do our best to keep this tiny little person alive and happy.  I do hope, in the meantime, to share a few short posts on his growth.  Eventually, as he starts to eat solid food, I’ll share our trials and tribulations with that.

As it stands now, I am enjoying being a new daddy, and eagerly await whatever comes next.  The best thing I can hope for is that this little guy grows up to be the adventurous eater his father has taken years to become.

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2nd Annual Foodbuzz Blogger Festival Recap

December 2, 2010

What an amazing weekend.  The good people at Foodbuzz have outdone themselves this year with the 2nd Annual Foodbuzz Blogger Festival.  From start to finish, this was a truly amazing time spent with hundreds of fellow food bloggers mostly doing what we do best:  Eating. While I was unable to participate in all of the [...]

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Welcome to the new Tiny Kitchen!

November 5, 2010

Welcome, dear friends and faithful readers, to the new and improved Six by 10 Tiny Kitchen!  We’ve got a brand new look, a brand new address, and with any luck many, many more culinary adventures from our diminutive kitchen. The new blog is, and will be for some time, in a state of transition as [...]

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Dishcrawl Through The Mission

June 17, 2010

On Sunday, the missus and I took advantage of the fleeting sun to join a group of food lovers and food writers for a Mission Street Food Dishcrawl, hosted by the lovely and effervescent Tracy Lee of Battledish, a delightful little venture aimed at getting food lovers out exploring their city and taking part in [...]

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Simple Ingredients

June 5, 2010

I am not a good cook.  And I am not saying that out of humility, fishing for a compliment.  I say that because I am not learned in the refined techniques of turning raw ingredients into perfectly crafted dishes, or pairing delicate flavors together to dazzle the pallet.  I have, for the most part, learned [...]

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Birthday Dinner At San Francisco’s A16

May 29, 2010

Alright, it’s official.  I’m getting older.  Not old, mind you, just older.  The inevitably steady always forward never backward progression of time is a typical and well-worn source of worry.  But really, when a birthday comes around, I say enjoy yourself, eat, drink, and be merry.  No reason to fuss and fret over gaining yet [...]

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Quinoa Stuffed Poblano Peppers

May 17, 2010

Recently we have begun to discover the wonders of quinoa, and have enjoyed making all sorts of simple, savory dishes with this super-healthy grain.  Any dish made with quinoa is bound to be hearty and filling; a deceptively small amount will keep your appetite sated and your tastebuds happy. So when the missus discovered a [...]

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Butternut Squash Burritos

April 29, 2010

I absolutely love Mexican food. Of all the ethnic cuisines we have available to us in this amazing city of ours, few have the ravenous loyalty and array of choices that Mexican has. Second maybe only to Chinese cuisine, there are more Mexican restaurants, taquerias, pupuserias, and taco trucks than any other one ethnic food [...]

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Quinoa with Asparagus & Tabasco

April 17, 2010

As springtime slowly, very slowly, begins to break through the layers of clouds and rain and cold, it is time for us to put away the warm comfort foods of winter and get ready for the green flush of spring vegetables. While the roots and squashes of winter keep us warm and happy through the [...]

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