Monthly Archives: October 2005

A little Halloween gore?

Nope. It’s just that I hopped on that beet salad bandwagon. Tejal, Tom Colicchio, all the cool kids are doing it. What little wonders beets are. The sweetest vegetables on the planet that taste great with the stinkiest of blue

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Secret Food Confessions

Here’s the thing. . . I’m just not that enthused about Craft. It feels a little like heresy to admit it when the restaurant is so important, so beloved by so many people whose writing and palates I respect, but

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Cleary, this is not a muffin

That questionable pile of chocolate something started out as Alton Brown’s ever so rich and sinfully easy Chocolate Lava Muffins, until I began tinkering (the recipe can be found at http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/recipe/0,,FOOD_9936_21729,00.html ). Obviously, when we start messing with things, things

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Chicken Soup with Rice

Stephen and I have cleaned our wee butts off the last few days; my mom is coming to visit, and she’s staying with us. Truly, nothing makes as young woman think about soap scum and bookshelf dust quite like the

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1 Tasty birthday cake

I had a birthday! With a cake! And candles! And balloons that look like inchworms!

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Dinner for one (or, the Julia Child Special)

Stephen is working from 4:00PM to 1:00AM today, which leaves me with quite a bit of quality time with myself this evening. After a week of work stress and baseball-tension (no one makes me wring my hands quite like the

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Picnic on the bed

Everyone told me that summer in San Francisco would be dismal. I believed them, but it is one thing to logically understand wretched weather and something else entirely to actually wake up to it everyday. Four years of winter in

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