§ I’m back with another new recipe to use up excess quail eggs, a problem I’m sure many of you have. A sort of remixed ajitsuke tamago or mechurial jangjorim—soy sauce marinated hard boiled eggs. You could, of course, make this with chicken eggs instead, but where’s the fun in that?


  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp mirin
  • 1 tbsp gochujang
  • 1/2 tbsp gochugaru
  • 1/2 tbsp roasted sesame seeds
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 scallion, chopped


  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil
  2. Carefully lower a dozen quail eggs into the boiling water and cook or 2.5-3 minutes
  3. Remove the eggs and immediately let them cool in an ice water bath
  4. Once cooled, gently peel the shells off of the eggs and then let them marinate for at least two hours
  5. Serve with rice, tofu, over noodles, or just stick your grubby little fingers right in the marinade and eat the eggs over the sink like I did

§ This week last year I got engaged to my fiancée at Fallingwater. We’re now just about two months out from the wedding. Bonkers. I’m still on the hunt for a honeymoon location. A coworker suggested this geodesic dome yert on a goat farm vineyard in Asheville. It 1) looks amazing and 2) might be a bit of a tough sell.

§ When Evil Lurks was well filmed, well acted, and the most tense viewing experience I’ve had since The Bear. Demián Rugna’s previous flick, Terrified, unfortunately didn’t quite land for me. It was much more conventional without the same frenetic energy driving the plot forward.

§ My wild ISS project prompted a rewatch of 2001: A Space Odyssey. The laborious pacing and long stretches of utter silence add up to movie I wouldn’t exactly call “enjoyable” but every scene, every shot, is absolutely packed with visual inspiration. The colors, the machines, the digital interfaces, the architecture, the graphic design, the furniture, all such a treat. I’m going to find a way to sneak in Eurostile somewhere.

§ My raspberry and blackberry plants are both blooming. This year’s groundcherry seeds, again, have failed to germinate. But! Just this weekend I noticed a leafy sprout popping up out of my onion patch that I think might be from a groundcherry fruit I haphazardly tossed into the garden late last year. The saga continues.

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