Category Archives: Cooking

Shakshuka atop Lamb Sausages

Florence Prime Meat Market can be a real problem, especially for someone like me who lives far enough away that visiting often is difficult.  When I go I always enter with the intention of getting a couple of steaks, maybe … Continue reading

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Pasta with Brown Butter, Beets, and Poppy Seeds

I hear you, beets are not your favorite vegetable.  If you had them canned at the cafeteria or dinner table growing up, you might wonder why they grow them at all.  I am with you.  They kind of taste like … Continue reading

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ICE (Institute of Culinary Education)

I love to cook.  It is my therapy.  I do it in a room the size of most people’s walk-in closets with one child on my hip and the other tugging on my shirt.  This environment doesn’t always inspire creativity … Continue reading

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Last Gasp of Summer Dinner

It is late October and although fall is by far my favorite season, I have grown to appreciate summer – mostly because of the abundance of delicious produce.  I love the light and flavorful meals we have in the summertime … Continue reading

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A Sunny Day

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to take a few hours on a Friday afternoon for myself.  I had no appointments.  No lunch date.  No errands to run.  I decided to head downtown to one of my favorite neighborhoods – … Continue reading

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Elderflower Mixed Drink

There is a lot I miss about Austria, a country I lived in while in college and have visited half a dozen times since.  The architecture, the coffee shops that also serve alcohol and who expect you stay at least … Continue reading

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Southwestern Brisket Tacos

I dined solo at Jacob’s Pickles a week ago and ordered 8 (yes, 8) various pickled delicacies. I also ordered a beer, mussels and fries, a side of collard greens, and a cup of coffee. I quite proudly tell you … Continue reading

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