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Working Through the Grudge Against my Garden

A synopsis of container gardening and why it’s totally worth it even though it drives me mad. I started assembling a container garden a few years back. I think it was right after I read Animal, Vegetable, Miracle and not … Continue reading

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Spinach Pasta w/ Lemon Zest

Over this last Christmas break in Pittsburgh we (Alex, Nanni, and I) made spinach pasta with lemon zest. Try your best to ignore the charm of Christmas in these pictures, I assure you this is truly a summer dish. I tried it … Continue reading

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Homemade Nutella

The sainted bottle of chocolate spread that I purchased in France and then slowly carved my way through is finally spent. There may be enough left to lick the inner edges with the point of a knife, but not enough … Continue reading

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Dinner for Sir Ragnar

Our dear friend Ragnar came over for dinner. He’s a fun loving Icelandic guy that makes our heads spin and our sleep schedules extend. Dinner with Ragnar means hours of learning, listening, pontificating, and staying up late. I’ve always been … Continue reading

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Tortilla Soup

Inspired, I started reading a new food blog after seeing this recipe for tortilla soup. I couldn’t find a single ingredient that didn’t strike my fancy. Avocado…. cilantro…. cheddar…. <melt>. Also, I definitely take note as to whether or not I will be … Continue reading

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Dinner for Jill

Jill is my old office-mate/new friend. We’ve spent numerous pizza lunches together but never had enough gusto to put together a dinner. Our company Christmas party was an excuse for our significant others to meet, and kicked off the need … Continue reading

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Cheap Croutons

This may be very obvious but it took me years to find it. Croutons are simple. Never buy them. In the back of one of my favorite cook books of all time the author, Anne Willan has a glossary of quick … Continue reading

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The Battle of Challah

Megan’s ‘about‘ states clearly that she’s no good at making bread.  I saw this as an opportunity to prove myself by whipping up some top notch bread without breaking a sweat.  I should have stopped and considered Megan for a … Continue reading

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Justine’s Spicemere

My dearest cousin gave me a couple pounds of Moroccan spices (literally) and asked that I take some, give some back and tell her what they are and what to do with them. They sat in my kitchen for 6 … Continue reading

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French Fries

These are another item from the Bromberg Bros. Blue Ribbon Cookbook, which I’m finding to be an awesome source for elevating what TV’s Jack Donaghy would call ‘Peasant Food’.  Like most good Americans I love French Fries, and consider them to … Continue reading

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