Tuesday, December 02, 2008

doin' time with martha

= the awesome name josh came up with for my cookthrough project (my attempt to make all of the recipes in martha's everyday food: great food fast). since i'm waiting for the cookbook to come in the mail from amazon, i'm off to a bit of a slow start, but i am excited.

some ground rules for my cook-through:

1. i do not have to go in any specific order, except to stay within 'season', since the book is organized that way.
2. i am allowed to alter recipes to make them healthier as long as my alterations do not significantly change the character of the recipe (ie, no subbing tofu for cornish hens. that would just be silly).
3. each recipe experience will be documented via photo and there will be some sort of critical review (grades? ratings?). unfortunately, i cannot post recipes since that would be illegal (and martha wouldn't like that! HA!).

this should be a fun project. i thought about waiting until 2009 to start, but i'm too eager to get going, so the start is just going to be whenever the book comes. and the finish? who knows, but i am going to get through it. martha isn't julia child and i am no julie powell, so my project is much less of an undertaking, but it should still be an interesting experience.

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and i'm off to start a new rotation (allergy/immunology elective) this morning! i'm about to head to the gym to restart my morning workout routine. i loved doing this so much when i was on my neuro rotation that my goal is to get back in that habit again this month. today = an interval run. i can't believe my half marathon is in 2 weeks!


  1. Anonymous7:09 AM

    Josh's project name is brilliant! If he ever tires of surgery, he has a career in marketing:)
    L, da

  2. Anonymous12:21 PM

    I'm so excited to see all these recipes. My race is coming up soon too! Ack!

  3. Hey! My name is Alison, and I work for the Everyday Food blog Dinner Tonight and we would love if you linked to the recipes! Let me know if you need help finding any -- most should be online.
    Thanks, and have fun!

  4. atilla9:35 PM

    your culinary escapades are great. the cook through sounds like a fun project and the philly restaurant looked great

  5. anon: i was jealous i that i didn't come up with it myself.

    jess: ooh, marathon! i can't wait to start working on that again . . .

    alison: oh COOL! this made my day. i will definitely link to the recipes on your site!! that is wonderful.

    atilla: if you are ever in philadelphia, definitely try it - i think you'd like it!

  6. Jenny5:56 AM

    Your project sounds awesome - can't wait to follow along. On an unrelated note, I am a medical student reading your blog and was wondering if you saw this/ what your thoughts are on it?

    Just curious what the resident POV is!

  7. Jenny5:57 AM

    Sorry I don't think that link posted...

    (you probably know what I am talking about anyway!)