Archive | November, 2006

On the Record about Cookin’ In the ‘Cuse

God, do I feel sterotypical doing this: here I am, blogging about an interview on blogging. I just got off the phone with a Syracuse journalism student (I don’t want to name her, because I didn’t ask if I could) doing a profile on Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, the author of Cookin’ in the ‘Cuse. I link […]

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Stuffed Artichokes

Posts will be a bit spotty this week and next; it’s the end-of-the-semester crunch (grading papers) plus an out of town trip (moderating panels). Until things get back to normal, I’d like to share this recipe for stuffed artichokes. I picked it up in an Italian Cooking class and have made it countless numbers of […]

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A Little Bit of Noterity

Natasha Li Pickowicz, Arts Editor for the Ithaca Times, included me in a round-up of local food bloggers (see below). Yay! Now that this is out, I look forward to the media stampeding toward me, ready to shower me with continual praise. 11/22/2006Encore!By: Natasha Li PickowiczWe turn to blogs for the latest new rock band, […]

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Mashed Turnips & Carrots

God, I’d forgotten how much I love these. Somehow, they’re bitter and sweet, creamy but not thick. I will be attacking these tomorrow. Mashed Turnips & Carrots2 turnips, peeled and cubed6 large carrots, peeled and cut into large chunks3 – 4 Tbsp butterSalt to tasteA splash of milk Place turnips and carrots in a large […]

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Don’t Miss The Frozen Pumpkin Dessert Squares!

Eliza’s Frozen Pumpkin Dessert Squares: pretty as a picture! In the RRC#4 Round-up, I neglected to include Eliza’s submission for Frozen Pumpkin Dessert Squares. They look like a great twist on a Thanksgiving classic, so please check out the dessert section of the RRC#4 for her creation!

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Company’s Coming Mashed Potatoes

There’s a little bit of a story behind this: a few years ago, I was eating lunch at a church pot-luck. Pot-lucks are not know for culinary excellence. But there was one gem among the casseroles: a bowl of mashed potatoes. I fwaped some on my paper plate, and settled in among everyone else to […]

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Planning Our Thanksgiving Menu

I’m happily curled up on my couch, home after teaching an 8 am course. Snow is falling outside, dusting everything with a glaze of white. The only sound is the ticking of pendulumed clock — it’s the perfect back-drop to tinker with our Thanksgiving menu. ~Thanksgiving 2006 Menu~Dinner for 7 (5 adults, 2 children) -Appetizers- […]

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Bombay Sapphire Martini by Guest Blogger Shane

This post is abbreviated from the original, found here. The Reverend Horton Heat once said, “I live my life on a layer of ice” and indeed, in my estimation, this is the key to a good martini of any sort, but most especially the Bombay Sapphire. The key ingredient is unsurprisingly Bombay Sapphire Gin (or […]

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Retro Recipe Challenge #4: Fall Favorites Round-Up

“Welcome, everyone, to the Junior League’s ‘Cats in Trees Benefit Dinner.’ As you probably know, cats getting stuck in trees has reached epidemic levels in our community, diverting our firemen from their primary task. Just last week, a church, a hospital, and a convent all burned down while the Fire Department was busy getting Queenie […]

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Retro Recipe Challenge #5: Boozy Holiday

I look forward to the holidays each year — baking, listening to Christmas carols, sending out holiday cards — but I also find them stressful. The over-crowded malls, the bleeding of money, the desire to get everything just right; sometimes it’s just too much. And that’s when a visit with Johnny Walker comes in handy. […]

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