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May 8th, 2017 No comments

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Good Morning!

A second cup of coffee this morning. 

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10 Bits of Cooking Savvy We Picked Up Hanging Out in the Kitchen via Food52

April 28th, 2017 No comments
I have learned most — if not all – all my best cooking tricks from watching others, whether that is television chefs on the Food Network or Maria Gaetana in Agira — looking over her shoulder while she fried up cotoletta vittelo (Veal Cutlets) for pranza while all the other uomini (men) stood outside on the balcony smoking.
 
So, as a reinforcement of learning by watching, here are 10 great ideas you can apply in your kitchen — hopefully to great success! — Douglas
 
 
In the same way that I’m in awe of friends who have learned new languages by “immersion”—but how do you start, I’ve wondered? And what keeps you from just, you know, staying silent for all of eternity?—I am also confounded by older, wiser, better cooks who tell me that I’ll learn to cook by, well, cooking.
 
But how? It never seemed to add up. I’ve held a brain in biology class, and it really isn’t very much like a sponge.

And yet, when I think back to how I cooked five years ago, and think about the knowledge that I seem to have osmosed, I’m shocked to realize that just the act of cooking is also an act of learning. Nearly every recipe—even those not billed as life-changing—has a valuable tidbit or takeaway that can be applied to other future recipes.
 
Read 10 Bits of Cooking Savvy We Picked Up Hanging Out in the Kitchen via Food52



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Meatball Sandwiches from last night

April 24th, 2017 Comments off

Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler with Cornmeal Biscuits and Honeyed Cream via Joy the Baker

April 19th, 2017 Comments off

Strawberries, Rhubarb, biscuits and cream. Not much more to say about this except YUM! — Douglas

 
I swear… as soon as we wind our clocks forward and tack that extra hour of daylight to our evenings, I’m sure it’s summer.  I’m sure it’s time for a new pair of (now age appropriate) jean shorts, time for pink wine and pink sunsets, time for me to start chasing the sound of summer waves crashing on summer beaches.  

Time, really… for me to hold my horses.  

Because spring. Because there’s this easing into summer that usually involves lots of spring rain and surprisingly crisp days and just blooming flowers. In these gloriously crisp and blooming days we get welcome early strawberries and right-on-time rhubarb.  It’s only natural that we combine the two in some sort of pie iteration.
 


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Noted: Cheesy Grits with Eggs Recipe

April 3rd, 2017 Comments off
Yes, yes and yes. Bon Appetit hits the nail on the head with this recipe. I would probably skip the jalapeños, but otherwise, bring on the breakfast. — Douglas
 
 
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OMG Strawberries!

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Noted: Creamy Coconut Curried Green Lentils (& Bowls)

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Noted: Creamy Coconut Curried Green Lentils (& Bowls)

March 24th, 2017 Comments off

I am finding I am liking lentils more and more and good recipes seem to be finding their way into my daily reading. I would probably use kale in this recipes instead of spinach, mainly because I find the spinach get a bit too stringy in texture for me when cooked. This recipe does sound tasty, though. — Douglas

Read Creamy Coconut Curried Green Lentils (& Bowls) via Choosing Raw


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Tea Time in Watercolor Cards and More!

March 22nd, 2017 Comments off

Noted: A Candy Maker’s Favorite Ingredient of All Time Is…

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