Archive | May, 2006

Pastries from Shatila Bakery & Cafe

When Shane came back from his trip to Detroit, he brought home a box of pastries from the Shatila Bakery and Cafe. Now, I’ll be honest, the type of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean desserts they make –“tissue-thin pastry swabbed with rich, pure butter, enfolds crunchy fresh nuts and a sweet sugar syrup” — really aren’t […]

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Baked Blueberry Shortcake

Last fall, Carolyn and I compiled and edited a charity cookbook. We asked parish members to submit their favorite recipes, had the Sunday School kids draw illustrations, pulled it all together in Publisher, printed and assembled it in-house, and sold it for $3 a pop. When we started, we weren’t really sure if A) anyone […]

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Marinated Flank Steak

In the Northern Hemisphere, summer is upon us. Get your ass outside, build a big fire, and grill some meat. This is The Martha’s recipe. She offers so many good things to eat, like this marinated flank steak. (Your marshmallows, Martha, I could do without.) I completely forgot to make the sauce, seasoning the final […]

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Slew of Memorial Day Picnic Sides

As a courtesy to you, I went through the hardship of trying out these recipes — Basil-Garlic Butter, Grilled Corn, and Doctored Baked Beans — yesterday so you might use them today. I know; such sacrifice and hardship is hard to believe. In all seriousness, I hope you’re Memorial Day is a warm and sunny […]

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Homemade Marshmallows

Remember Martha’s old show, Martha Stewart Living? One day, she showed the audience how to make marshmallows. That’s the same day I went, “OK. She’s officially lost her mind.” Marshmallows never seemed like anything but a vehicle for other flavors to me. Dip them in chocolate: delicious. Mix them with butter and Rice Krispies: tasty. […]

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Gentle Reminder: Retro Recipe Challenge

Just a reminder: the deadline for the first Retro Recipe Challenge is only two weeks away! Here are the details for our first challenge: make any kind of recipe first published between 1920 and 1975. The point here is to find an old recipe and have fun creating it. When possible, cite your source, the […]

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Save the Internet: "Bipartisan Victory in the House"

Good news From SavetheInternet.com: Bipartisan Victory in the House The broad, nonpartisan movement for Internet freedom notched a major victory today, when a bipartisan majority of the House Judiciary Committee passed the “Internet Freedom and Nondiscrimination Act of 2006″ — a bill that offers meaningful protections for Network Neutrality, “the First Amendment of the Internet.” […]

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Garlic, Pepper, and Onion French Bread Pizza

Garnished with a bit of green onion. I’m currently addicted to two things: LOST* and Wegman’s Veggie French Bread Pizza. I don’t have a Hawaiian production unit but I do have a kitchen, so I recreated the latter. The recognizable parts of the Wegman’s pizza are bread, mozzarella, red onions, peppers, cheddar, and margarine. With […]

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Save the Internet PSA

FYI, everybody: Dear SavetheInternet Blogger, Tim Karr of Free Press and the SavetheInternet Coalition here. A critical vote is going down in Congress right now and we need you and your readers to get phones ringing off the hook on Capitol Hill. The House Judiciary Committee is beginning to “mark up” a good Net Neutrality […]

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Crab Salad Redux

See the first crab salad recipe here. Here are the flavors you’ll find at a New England Crab Shack, all heaped upon a buttered English muffin. Close your eyes, take a bite, and imagine sitting at a little café by the water. The sun beats down, but you’re shaded by an oversized yellow umbrella striped […]

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