Author Archives: Alex

Italy!

Danielle and I recently went to Italy. Lots of food, walking, looking at old things, having fun trying to communicate in our rudimentary Italian, and daydrinking (the red underline I currently see means that word hasn’t yet made the dictionary). … Continue reading

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Stantastic East Southern Feast Part II

Yes its true, I made fried chicken for Stantastic before, but that time was last minute, a desperate attempt to fill the sunday night soul food void in our bellies when all soul fooderies had shuttered for the evening. This … Continue reading

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Leftover Tamale Omletes

Oh how I love omelets. I’ve been making them since the first day I was old enough to touch the stove (I think I was 17). My style of omelet creation has been through many changes, funnily, each time I … Continue reading

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Simple Guide to Post-Detox Retox

While detoxification is an intense process that challenges your sanity, creativity, and self discipline on a number of levels, the retoxification diet is actually quite simple:  Pizza. Pizza contains nearly all of the things that were strategically avoided these past … Continue reading

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Liquid Foods Galore

Since Danielle and I are stupid, we’ve decided to partake in something called The Clean Program. The basic gist is this:  21 days of liquid meals for breakfast and dinner, and solid meals for lunch. On top of that the … Continue reading

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Thyme Lamburgers in The New Kitchen

Stantastic East has relocated!  Its been a solid week of dismantling our lives, packing them away in boxes, and then taking them out and putting them where they go.  And while its true that I will miss having a gas … Continue reading

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Amish Bread (The 10 Day Errand)

One of my favorite guitar students recently presented me with a tub of what was (and could only) be referred to as goop.  While I was taken by the gesture, I was also not sure what it was or why … Continue reading

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Egg’s Gary

Curated for you, a guest post from the venerable Alex Ruck.   Runner up in the Great Chili Cook Off (more on this soon), local restaurant expert, and Pittsburgher to the bone, Ruck has a taste for the aggressive that … Continue reading

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House Sitting

Danielle and I don’t have cable.  So when house sitting for my mom, there’s no question that its TV time.  I don’t consider myself obsessed with food, but for some reason it always seems to be the best thing on. … Continue reading

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Too Much Guac!

http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/grd/2527290746.html This WAS a link to view my craigslist add for my extra Guacamole.  Sadly it was flagged and removed a mere 6 hours after being posted.  I think they must have thought it was a scam going something like … Continue reading

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