Hurricane Stew

Last week, my apartment in the East Village was without electricity or cell phone service from Monday night to Friday evening due to Hurricane Sandy, and I remained in the powerless Village until Friday afternoon.  While the damage that the hurricane has done is severe, I like to view my experience in a positive light.

Thankfully, my apartment was fairly well off, in that we had running water, hot water, and gas that still worked even though the power was out.

My favorite outcome of the week is a new dish, which was concocted with a desire to use up perishables before they would spoil.  Even with this humble purpose, it turned out to be incredibly tasty and my roommates and I named it Hurricane Stew. Continue reading “Hurricane Stew”