Food : thanksgiving leftover knishes



You know how sometimes when you read a recipe you can just tell it’s going to be awesome?

That’s how I felt when I came across this recipe in Wednesday’s edition of the Boston Globe. I looked up from the paper & said to my mum, “I think I’m gonna make these on Friday,” handing the paper over to her so she could check it out. “Oh yeah,” she said. “Those look delicious.”

& I did & they were.

These are good. Really good. They’re my new favorite way to consume thanksgiving leftovers. They’re also infinitely easier to make than they look—it only takes slightly more effort to make these than the standard thanksgiving leftover sandwich. If you’ve never worked with puff pastry dough before, don’t fret. The frozen stuff from the store is super easy to work with.

thanksgiving leftover knishes
from the Boston Globe
Makes 6

1 cup diced turkey
1 cup coarsely chopped stuffing
1 cup mashed potatoes
1 cup cooked sweet potatoes or winter squash (I used butternut squash)
Flour, for sprinkling
1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
1 egg
1 teaspoon milk or cream
1 cup gravy, heated
1 cup cranberry sauce

1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a bowl, combine the first four ingredients. Stir well.
3. On a well-floured surface, roll out puff pastry to a 16″x8″ rectangle. Cut into 6 squares.
4. Place a healing 1/2 cup of the leftover mix in the center of each square. Carefully fold the dough edges towards center, leaving about 1/2″ of the leftover mix exposed on top. Transfer to baking sheet.
5. In a small bowl, beat the egg & milk/cream. Liberally brush the outside of each knish with the egg mix.
6. Bake the knishes for 25-30 minutes, or until deep golden brown. Serve with gravy & cranberry sauce.

I served them with Mark Bittman’s Brussel Sprouts, another excellent recipe I’ll have to cover another time.



Details ||| henna & silver


pinkie finger | vintage silver & turquoise : thrifted (navajo)
ring finger | turquoise & jet inlay butterfly ring : a gift for my 7th or 8th birthday | vintage turquoise sun ring with etched band : church sale (navajo)
| carved feather mother of pearl band : bought at Aquinnah on Martha’s Vineyard when I was 11
middle finger | etched silver bands : indian store on Thayer street in Providence, Rhode Island | blue/green opal ring : buffalo exchange
index finger | vintage silver & Amber : buffalo exchange

Vintage cuff with purplish turquoise stones : navajo sandcast that my mum bought in the early 70s
Vintage horseshoe cuff with Spurs & thunderbirds : buffalo exchange

I’m pulling my questions from my shelf








I’m asking forgiveness.

hard rock Hanoi tee : bloodbuzz vintage
floral gauze dress : thrifted (vintage 90s)
destroyed & patched 512s : Levi’s (thrifted vintage 80s)
tooled leather belt : dollar store
studded & buckled ankle boots : ecote
coin necklace & triple layer necklace : forever 21
silver turquoise cuffs : vintage navajo
grey beanie : savers

I've been wearing these jeans a lot lately. They're so goddamn comfortable that I keep trying to pretend I can wear them all year long.
I live in Massachusetts, though, so that's not only unrealistic but also kind of delusional.
But we had a seasonal aberration today: 60 degrees on the Sunday before thanksgiving (not a record, or anything, but plenty weird). So I decided to take advantage & break them out one more time.
I'm sure in a month I'll try to convince myself they can be worn with tights. I'll get dressed, make it all the way to right outside my door & then realize that no, it's twenty degrees out & even with the magic of layering, it'd be crazy to wear them.
I should probably pack them away to save myself the trouble…


Selfies in bar bathrooms ||| II

The Silhouette, Allston, Massachusetts |||11.19.14

Sheer cream pintuck blouse : vintage 50s via buffalo exchange (I wish I had gotten a better detail of the blouse, it’s very delicate/intricate & buttons all ladylike up the back)
Grey wool houndstooth midi skirt (with pockets!) : thrifted (vintage 70s)
Patent leather handbag : thrifted (vintage 60s)
Antique cameo necklace : gift from mum (I collect cameos, & have since I was sixteen or so)

home, sweet home.

if at first you don’t succeed







dust yourself off & try again

quilted faux leather bomber : forever 21
tie dye Aaliyah tee : an unmarked sample I picked up when I worked at buffalo exchange
pleated faux leather mini : forever 21 via buffalo exchange
faux thigh high tights : urban outfitters
cut out ankle boots : Jeffery Campbell
teal knit beanie : thrifted vintage
hematite necklace : borrowed from my mum
teal sunnies : buffalo exchange

When Aaliyah died, I cried for days. It was a very big deal for me. I still find myself wondering what she would have accomplished if she had lived. She already had grown so much as an artist by the time she died, and she was still so young.

I’m not going to watch lifetime’s unauthorized butchering of her story. I don’t watch much television in the first place, and choosing to watch that mess seems a lot like volunteering to kill perfectly healthy brain cells.

So in protest I’m wearing this outfit & blasting her albums all day.

Rest in peace, baby girl.


she’s got so many ideas traveling around in her head







she doesn’t need nothing from mine.

skywalker ranch tank : thrifted (yep, I’m a huge nerd)
cotton double layer skirt : love21
oversized double breasted intarsia cardigan : code zero intensity (thrifted 80s)
patent leather bow toe pumps : Salvatore Ferragamo (thrifted vintage)
reptile & suede belt : thrifted vintage
etched brass bangles : thrifted
beaded bone elephant necklace : bloodbuzz vintage
dark moon roach clip necklace : the company of wolves
wide brimmed wool fedora : country gentleman (vintage via buffalo exchange)

I still feel kind of horrible, but I decided to take a different tact. I’m hoping that if I dress up, I’ll feel better.

I think it might be working?