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Cheater Chicken Soup

How to quickly make a comforting chicken soup for someone who’s sick: Sauté 1/3 chopped onion, 2 diced carrots, and a diced celery stalk in a little olive oil in a stock pot until softened. Add a couple of cloves of chopped garlic and stir. Add 2 chicken thighs (I used boneless, but bone-in is [...]

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Ace doesn’t like cauliflower, but I do. I don’t like how people tend to drown it with cheese sauce; I like it lightly steamed, or roasted. Heck, I like almost any vegetable roasted– it brings out a sweetness to it you can’t get any other way. The pasta dish pictured above is my take on [...]

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Three Sisters Stew

Fall is here, and for me, that means soups and stews. This is a hearty stew from the Moosewood Restaurant Soups and Stews Deck. According to the recipe, the “three sisters” refers to a Native American myth by which three sisters are transformed into corn, beans, and squash to feed a tribe. I do love [...]

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I’ve been on a Korean cuisine kick lately. I think it has a lot to do with living near an HMart– we’ve been buying lots of ingredients to make Korean recipes, with delicious success. It also helps that the salespeople often offer free samples while shopping so that you can try before you buy. I [...]

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Winter Panzanella

In the summertime, I like to make panzanella. When I saw that there were recipes for a winter version, I had to try it. This is a yummy combination of garlic-parmesan croutons, butternut squash, and Brussels sprouts, from Michael Chiarello. The recipe is here. Some changes: It took me twice as long to cook the [...]

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We discussed lamb stew at the Amber Horizons-SL Halloween Party, in sufficient detail that I simply had to follow through.  Was going food shopping anyway… — LAMB STEW 4 large leeks (the white parts, plus as much of the green as you dig) 3 tbsp butter + a few tsps of olive oil 1 lb [...]

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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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B4 Burger

I don’t like burgers. This is one of two pronouncements about my food preferences that inevitably shock people.* When I say this, most people think I’m a freak. “How can you not like burgers?” they ask in disbelief. I’ve never been a fan of ground beef in general. I don’t like its consistency. My stomach [...]

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Niçoise Salad

It’s been a recent tradition of mine to usher in the spring with a colorful salad. The niçoise salad is one of my favorites (a poetic recipe can be found here), so when I saw a version on Bellini Valli’s site, more than burnt toast, I knew I had to make it. Some changes I [...]

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Vegetable & Chickpea Curry

I like to cook with my slow cooker, but somehow I never remember to use it in the wintertime, when I crave soups and stews. I’m trying to rectify that now. This curry was a big hit, and I expect it will made again while the weather is still cold. This is adapted from the [...]

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