Cookin’

Get in My Belly, Pork Belly

This week I had a birthday.  The big TWO-NINE! Jesus christ that number is crazy, right? Twenty-eight was a nice, even number, it’s even kind of cute sounding! Thirty is… well, we all know what thirty is. While it has all sorts of negative connotations at least it’s a number that registers on people’s radars. […]

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Pretty little Goats

I am a sucker for homegrown food, and our sun-soaked garden is giving us plenty to be thankful for these days.  What I’m not so into are these millions of ants that won’t leave us alone!  They seem to have built their lair underneath our prized parsley and our delicate dill; practically uprooting the plants […]

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What’s in a Chowder?

I have so much nostalgia wrapped up in the food that I cook.  Long before I started cooking I was eating, and only when I started cooking did I actually start tasting.  Which is when I discovered my interest in food and flavor.  Prior to this flavor revelation I was satisfied with rolling up a […]

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Kung Pao-ish Fish

Are you seeing this ridiculous piece of fish?  This shiny iridescence; beaming with rainbows and a an overall silvery sheen, a thing of beauty, for realz.  And while I probably should have preserved the perfect nature of this piece of fish, paying my respects by doing a simple dish; perhaps highlighting the purity of it with a […]

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BaconLettuceTomato&Egg

‘A Day For Kings’ is very different from ‘King For A Day’.  King For A Day implies that only one person can be King at a time, it also would seem to me that being King for that Day (while full of perks) would also involve some amount of King-ly responsibility.  A Day For Kings, […]

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Ceviche with Elie

Drumroll please!  …Introducing, for the first time ever, Guest Blogger and dear friend….. Elie Sherman! On a fall day Elie and I met up to embark on ‘project ceviche‘ Elie has returned to us from his travels to the depths of South America  but a month ago and has since then tried to match some […]

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Thanksgiving FEASTival!

There are few things that bring me as much joy as cooking thanksgiving dinner for a group of friends.  I have now completed my third thanksgiving feast and it was the best yet on many counts.  The key to a good thanksgiving meal is in the simple things:  a big moist bird, butter, happy people, […]

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Scrambled Eggs n’ Tomato

Tasty things often come in deceptively simple packages – or in this case recipes; a great loaf of bread, chocolate chip cookies, whole roasted chicken, and Chinese scrambled eggs with tomato. I know that you’ve probably had a million brunches with a million omelettes hiding tomatoes inside, or maybe shakshuka with eggs poached on top? […]

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A Lentil Walks into a Bar…

I am a terrible joke teller because I find jokes nearly impossible to remember. Even if I wanted to tell a joke –  I don’t think I could.  My tendency is to forget what makes the joke itself funny or worth telling; all those details and subtleties, trying not to give away the ending too […]

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