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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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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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Brownies & Strawberry Preserves

I recently took a cue from this guy and used  Hammy’s 2 quarts of fresh strawberries to make homemade preserves.  Either I am really, really good at cooking or preserves are very easy to make.  Hammy even said partway through the cooking process “if this works, you are … Continue reading

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Curried Carribean Chicken w/ Mango Salsa

Most of us have a membership to those super-warehouse stores that sell cheese, butter and the like in 10 pound blocks.  Mr. Cheese cannot exit our local big box without spending a couple hundred dollars and last week was no exception.  I came home … Continue reading

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2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on fire!. Crunchy numbers A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet … Continue reading

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A New Twist on a Holiday Staple: Sweet Potato Salad

We had our Thanksgiving potluck at the office last week and my friend Don, who is known for bringing in such unusual dishes as pasties, outdid himself.  He made what he referred to as a ‘Montana staple’ and dubbed it Sweet … Continue reading

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My First Dish Ever: Wait for it…Vomit!

That’s right, folks!  I was pretty tricky as a child and could wiggle my way out of most anything.  A couple of years ago I wrote a cookbook for the kids as a sort of collection of some favorite family … Continue reading

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My First (food) Memory

My earliest memory is of eating orange sherbet and thinking of how sweet it is, but knowing that there is baby aspirin hidden in the sherbet. I guess my dad thought he could out smart me. I remember wondering if … Continue reading

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