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Guacamole

I have such trouble with avocado affinage (is it legal to use that word in reference to a food other than cheese?  I sense Brillat-Savarin tossing in his grave) that I forget sometimes just how good guacamole can be when you use one that’s properly ripened.  The version shown in the picture above was made [...]

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“Whataya want for lunch?” I ask Jack, from the kitchen. He turns his head to look at me and lowers the Wii controller, instead of just flicking his eyes to the side, or ignoring me;  it means he’s actually hungry.  “I dunno,” he replies, shrugging.  “What do we have?” I heave the dirty pan from [...]

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Pad Thai

Sorry I haven’t put up my comfort food story yet. (Thanks to everyone who answered the poll!) I haven’t had a chance to make it, although it would’ve been perfect to have this week, which has been cold, wet and rainy. I promise I’ll post it soon. In the meantime, here’s a post I had [...]

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(photo edited by Ace) I once had a boyfriend who had a Cuban-born aunt. He said she made the most amazing black beans and rice. He made it for me one night, and I was hooked. Our relationship didn’t last long, but the happy memory of this dish will always be with me. The recipe [...]

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prep time-  5 minutes;  cook time-  35 minutes;  serves 6 For those of you who prefer your tuna French-Asian fusion style instead of marinated, the following offering from neighbor Dragonia will serve you well.  Now if I can just get her to fork over her mac & cheese recipe… 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 10 [...]

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