Archive | July, 2007

Winter Night Salad

When Shane & I used to frequent Ports Cafe, I’d almost always order the winter night salad. It combines crisp romaine lettuce; sweet but tart apples; salty, tangy blue cheese; and a few other goodies to create a delectable salad. I hadn’t had it in over a year (we’ve been distracted by this place, this […]

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Food Bloggie Pets of the Month Submission: Chester the Cockatiel

The lovely Doodles, Mooncrazy, & Maltese Parakeet at Peanut Butter Etouffee announced the first ever Food Bloggy Pets of the Month, asking participants to blog about “any pet, as long as it’s breathing.” (Hee!) Dead Parrot sketch jokes aside, here’s Chester, a white-faced cockatiel, expressing interest in my copy of The Fannie Farmer Cookbook. Though, […]

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Food Love: Installation No. 1 — Tony Chachere’s Original Creaole Seasoning

Read about Food Love here. I don’t fully know what’s in Tony Chachere’s Original Creole Seasoning — the ingredients list reads mysteriously: “ salt, red pepper and other spices, garlic and silicon dioxide (to prevent caking)” — but it packs a spicy and delicious wallop. (It must be all the tasty silicon.) In the past […]

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Food Love

From time to time, I fall hard and fast for a particular type of food. My love for it is all consuming– I have difficulty thinking about any other flavor, it’s what I crave, it’s what I want, it’s what I need — until something inside me clicks and I’m ready to move on to […]

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You know what this needs? GARLIC.

I’m all about delicious and easy recipes, so I’m a big fan of Mark Bittman’s mission (at least that’s the way I see it) of serving those up. Last Wednesday, the New York Times published his list of 101 Simple Meals Ready in 10 Minutes or Less (which has been at the top of NYT.com’s […]

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Cardamom Banana Bread

As long as I’ve known Shane (coming up on six years), he’s wanted to go on a camping trip. My idea of camping is staying at a hotel that doesn’t leave a mint on the pillow. (HEY-O! I’ll be here all week!) So we’ve never been. Oh, Shane has tossed out the idea of buying […]

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La Cocina

I just found this article on NYT.com and thought it needed to be shared. I love that La Cocina helps women take their talent and passion for cooking and aids them in turning this into a sustainable and profitable career. New York TimesJune 23, 2007For Women, a Recipe to Create a Successful BusinessBy Laura Novak […]

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Mother’s Souvlakia with Tzatziki

The chicken in this Cooking Light recipe is quite good, but it’s the tzatziki that makes everything delicious. Trust me and double the amount of tzatziki you make so you can drizzle it all over your chicken and some pitas toasted on the grill, too. It’s so freakin’ good. All hail the mighty Tzatziki! Mother’s […]

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Italian Lemon Cookies

***WARNING: long, rambling blog post ahead featuring dental mishaps. Scroll down for recipe.*** I have a long history of hating dentist visits. When I was 8, I knocked out the bottom half of my top, front tooth when my bike collided with another kid’s bike. A neighborhood mom sent me running for home, crying, carrying […]

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Retro Recipe Challege # 8: Retro Wobbles But It Won’t Fall Down

I’m thrilled to announce that the next edition of the Retro Recipe Challenge will be hosted by Rachel of Food Maven. (Thank you, Rachel!) Here’s her announcement & fabulous theme! I’m excited to be hosting RRC #8: Retro Wobbles But It Won’t Fall Down. This time around we will be making food that wiggles and […]

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