Entries by The Standard Blog

Good Eggs Food Delivery Review

While flipping through tech blogs a few weeks ago, I stumbled upon Good Eggs, a startup that combines grocery delivery with local, sustainable farmers.  Living in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, you’d think there would be a limitless supply of quality produce at every corner, but there isn’t.  The grocery stores stock some local, organic produce, but it’s […]

Get Cheesy!

There’s nothing quite like mac n cheese.  It warms the soul (or at least your belly).  My recipe isn’t exactly a recipe so much as a guideline to get you started with YOUR OWN mac n cheese.  This is a hard recipe to screw up too.  Even bad mac n cheese is usually alright…

Mac n Cheese

You don't need to be precise with the measurements.  This is all about how cheesy and creamy you want it.  You're also welcome to add more stuff to it.  If you want bacon, cook the bacon and add it (you can even use the bacon fat to make the roux).  If you want to make this slightly healthier, add blanched, shocked, and drained spinach.  Mushrooms are awesome in mac n cheese too.

Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

Lets face it, this is one of the greatest combinations ever invented! For the soup, use this recipe. For the sandwich, you can use just about any type of cheese.  I made mine with parmesan, mozzarella, Gruyère, and basil.  I normally put mustard in my grilled cheese, but the tomato soup has plenty of acidity. […]

Clam Chowder

A number of my relatives live in New England.  When I was younger, we used to go clamming for wild little necks and quahogs.  At the end of the day, we’d cook a giant pot of “chowda.”  It’s still one of my favorite foods and memories.  Unfortunately, Brooklyn isn’t known for its clamming, so I […]