Archive | April, 2008

PB Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal Cookies

Several months ago, I fell in love with Peanut Butter & Co.’s Cinnamon Raisin Swirl. I can’t fully explain it, but the combination of warm cinnamon, sweet raisins and savory peanut butter drove my taste buds delirious with happiness. For many a breakfast, I’d spread some on a slice of toasted wheat bread, drizzle it […]

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Edible Finger Lakes Debuts!

It showed up in my mailbox today. The debut issue of Edible Finger Lakes! Jam packed with Finger Lakes foodie goodness: Wine family at MacGregor Vineyard! Farming at Red Tail Farm! Professional Sausage Making! Cooking and Eating Locally! And … an article by yours truly on local CSAs! The magazine looks fabulous; I can’t wait […]

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Sugar Plums Dancing in My Head, Ed. #2

A recurring (maybe) compendium of serious and frivolous thoughts bouncing through my brain at any given moment. The Serious: SweetMachine at Shapely Prose points to this link featuring a portfolio of celebrity pictures before and after retouching. She points out how ridiculous, unhealthy, and unrealistic Mass Media’s beauty standards are, both for women and men. […]

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Sweet Soy-Grilled Short Ribs

Check out my step-by-step instructions for this recipe (with lots of pictures) on Instructables.com. The weather was so beautiful here on Saturday: bright sunny skies, warm weather (80-degrees in APRIL!), trees and flowers blooming, so we had our neighbors, Chris & Shelly, over for a little barbecue. How could we not grill up some ribs? […]

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Carrot Soufflé

You know what’s delicious? Carrot soufflé. To be honest, it’s not a real souffle, but it does have a light and airy mouth feel similar to its namesake. It’s also sweet, colorful, packed with vitamins and –most importantly– flavor. If you’re not a sweet side-dish kind of person –you shun candied yams at Thanksgiving, for […]

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Sugar Plums Dancing in My Head, Ed. #1

So pretty! Read on to find out who made it and how to make one, too. I have no idea how this is going to turn out in the long run, or how frequently this will appear, but I thought it might be fun to do a round up of things I’ve spotted online; things […]

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Chicken Picadillo

First al fresco dining opportunity of the season! I love cinnamon. It’s warm, rich and spicy; I’m absolutely obsessed with it when baked in sweets. Cinnamon and sugar is a natural, but the depth it adds to chocolate (or chocolate and dark coffee; mmm…) or mixed in with the fruity notes from cardamom — I […]

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Salmon with Agrodolce sauce

This is a very impressive, delicious dish — if you like salmon, that is — that takes very little effort. I was especially in love with the look and texture of the crust; it’s a gorgeous deep-gold color and lends the fish an appealing crunch. I served this along with piselli con asparagi e basilico […]

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Piselli con Asparagi e Basilico (asparagus, peas, and basil)

It might actually be Spring. I’m not totally committed to that idea yet, because I live in Upstate New York and we had several inches of snow on the ground about two weeks ago, but I am hopeful. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and it’s supposed to get up to 68-degrees tomorrow. […]

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New York Style Crumb Cake

When I was very little, I would ride with my parents from Long Island to NYC; my parents would go to work, and I would stay at my grandma’s house until they returned. We’d usually stop at a coffee truck pulled over on the side of the road and grab breakfast: for me, a carton […]

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