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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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Barefoot Bloggers: Catching Up

I know, I know – I’ve sort of abandoned this blog for the past month or so. I’ve been in something of a funk recently, and despite the fact that we continue to cook really great food on a regular … Continue reading

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Dim Sum, sort of

In planning this meal, we referred to it as a “dim sum”, despite the fact that it didn’t really include any standard dim sum fare, and one of the dishes was really more Thai/Vietnamese than Chinese. (As a matter of … Continue reading

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Negimaki – Beef & Scallion Rolls

One of the reasons I love Japanese food as much as I do is its inherent simplicity. Most of my favorite dishes call for just a handful of ingredients, and achieve their delicious success through the perfect balance of salty, … Continue reading

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Why yes, I CAN, in fact, cook fish.

Being home for nearly two weeks straight while J had to work basically everyday but Christmas and New Year’s Day, I pretty much took the reigns for dinner almost every evening. This tends to be the arrangement when one of … Continue reading

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Goodness, gracious, great balls o’ meat!

Sorry. I couldn’t resist. The meatball is, I think, a vastly underrated thing. Most people think of meatballs as only those things you have with spaghetti and red sauce to make a meal more substantial, or perhaps as the little … Continue reading

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Why We Don’t Go Out For Thai

Consider, for a moment, the plight of the peanut-allergic American. If you don’t have to worry about dying from accidental contact with this particular legume, you probably don’t even realize how much it’s used in everyday foods. Cereals, snacks, candies, … Continue reading

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