Monthly Archives: August 2013

Shrimp Scampi (or Oh Baby, It’s Umami!)

Most of us know that when we eat, we can pin-point the flavors as being salty, sweet, sour or bitter.  Not many people know that foods such as shell-fish, tomatoes, meat, cheese and even the humble potato have a flavor … Continue reading

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DC Restaurant Week – Willow Review

I recently had the good fortune of dining at Neighborhood Restaurant of the Year nominee Willow in the Ballston area of Arlington.  Willow uses locally sourced American ingredients with French and Italian techniques to create an array of incredibly tasty … Continue reading

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Ode to Food: An Open Letter

You know who you are.  My memories about you are sometimes fantastical, sometimes sad, always clear.  As many as there are, you continue to amaze me daily on my path through life.  I once over indulged in the sweeter version … Continue reading

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Palak Paneer (Puh-lease!)

Oh yeah, The Cheese is back!  What better recipe to return with than one with creamy lil blocks of the hearty, versatile cheese known as paneer?  For those who have yet to discover this tasty treat, paneer doesn’t melt, isn’t … Continue reading

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Yes, This Blog is Still Alive. (part II)

Where do I even start?  I have not cooked a solid meal at home in um, well, probably since Christmas.  I made lasagne.  Because I make it every year.  Because my grandma did and if I don’t, who will?  I … Continue reading

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