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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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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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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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A new challenge

One of my┬álifelong goals is to be as self-sufficient as possible when it comes to food acquisition,production and preparation. To my mind, the first step along that road is learning to garden; specifically, to learn to grow edible plants in … Continue reading

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Classic Meatloaf, Peas and Carrots

Lets take a break from all the diet-friendly, light-and-healthy stuff for a minute and take a brief, delicious detour into comfort-food-land. I don’t know about the rest of you, but here in New York we’ve been buried under over a … Continue reading

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Rustic Greens and Garbanzo Beans with Beef

Here’s another offering for your healthy-and-light(ish)-but-still-delicious files. I picked up the January/February 2011 issue of Cooking Light at the grocery store on a whim, and was pleasantly surprised by the number of tempting recipes and useful tips and techniques within. … Continue reading

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