By day, I (Eri) am a graphic/web designer who manages the web content and design group at a local private university, and J is a physicist and mathematician who manages the quality-control department of a small lasers company.
But when we come home at night, we give reign to our secret identities: two self-taught amateur chefs with perhaps an unhealthy obsession with food, drink, and making merry, living and learning together in the kitchen of our big basement apartment on Long Island.
Who says living a double life is hard?
About the Recipes
J and I have the luxury of using a pretty large kitchen to cook in, but, well, there's only two of us, and we're not always that good about using up leftovers. As such, unless its indicated otherwise, all recipes posted here are meant to serve two people (hence the name - get it?). Don't worry if you've got a family of four or a party of even more to feed, though - most should scale up pretty easily.
Also, we are borderline militant about making as much as we can at home, from scratch, rather than buying pre-made, pre-packaged, pre-processed convenience foods from the store - we believe its healthier, tastier, and more rewarding to make things ourselves. That being said, many of our meals could be made much more quickly and easily by substituting store-bought versions of certain elements for our homemade ingredients. Don't worry, I won't hold it against you if you decide to go that route. Not much, anyway.