Category Archives: Food, Drinks and Cooking

Kabocha Squash, Three Ways

One of our favorite things to do when we have a particularly interesting or high-quality ingredient (or combination of ingredients) is to create a three-way tasting menu of dishes featuring that ingredient in multiple ways. It’s a fun, creative way … Continue reading

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Back to Blogging, and Broccoli Soup

(Want to skip my rambling and get right to the recipe? Click here.) After several years and multiple failed restarts, I think perhaps its time I just admit a simple truth: I am an absolutely awful blogger. I always start … Continue reading

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Spring Canning – Rhubarb

I was awfully excited to see rhubarb at our local grocery store this morning. So excited, in fact, that I immediately snatched up one of the three remaining bundles to bring home with me, despite not having a single clue … Continue reading

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Taquitooooooooos!!!

Those of you who are fans of Invader Zim will understand why this pic is appropriate for a post about taquitos. And if you’re not familiar with Zim? Go to YouTube or Hulu, search for the show, and bask in … Continue reading

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Warm Smoked Salmon with Potato Gnocchi and Balsamic Glaze (FLC)

This may seem like a ridiculous statement to make, but I honestly believe that The French Laundry Cookbook is the most educational cookbook I own. As a home cook who is pretty comfortable with a wide range of cooking techniques … Continue reading

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New York Wine Expo 2011 and a Bowl of Duck Pho

This year for Un-Valentine’s Day (I’ll explain later) Justin surprised me with tickets to the New York Wine Expo at the Javits Center in Manhattan. Pretty cool, right? We’ve been suffering a sad lack of good wine in the house … Continue reading

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Coffee-Rubbed London Broil and a Defense of Bobby Flay

I will come out and admit right up front that I am no longer much of a fan of The Food Network. Where it used to be the default destination on my cable remote, I now feel that I’ve mostly … Continue reading

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