September 2010

Pink Peppercorn Ice Cream

September 30, 2010
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I love ice cream.  I can’t deny it.  I even worked at an ice cream shop for years and never got sick of it.  I was allergic to dairy as a child, and if you think of it, most kids’ parties are dairy based: ice cream socials, pizza parties, etc.  Luckily I grew out of […]

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September 28, 2010

As I’ve been stuck at home with a back injury, I’ve been looking for things to occupy my time.  Today, I decided to design an amuse bouche! For those who don’t know, an amuse-bouche is a tiny, bite-sized hors d’œuvre meant to “amuse” your taste buds.  I’ve only had a few… all at nicer restaurants […]

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Seafood Chow Mein - Take That, Takeout!

September 23, 2010

Sometimes, takeout food seems even tastier because you didn’t have to cook it.  But especially in these times, that feeling can be overpowered by the fact you paid that much more for it.  A few months ago, I talked about a spectacular Chinese place near me called Friendship.  Before I ate at Friendship, I thought […]

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Piña Colada Mini Muffins

September 20, 2010

Do you like piña coladas… but hate that stupid song?  Well, I do, and I’m sorry in advance if it’s stuck in your head while you read this, as it was stuck in my head when I made these muffins.  And yeah, writing this popped it back into my head.  Sigh… the things we must […]

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Bento Basics: How to Get Started in Bento

September 11, 2010
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A few days ago, my friend who’s heading back to college asked me what kind of bento box would be good for school.  She also suggested I write a post about getting started with bento, which I thought was a fantastic idea.  I decided to focus on three factors: choosing the right bento box, getting […]

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The Beet Goes On: Beet Green “Spanakopita”

September 7, 2010

After my adventure with chioggia beets the other day, I was left with the greens.  The vendor I bought the beets from told me chioggia beet greens were his favorite, so I was especially excited to try these.  I didn’t want to do the same sautéed greens I’d done so many times before though… I wanted something […]

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Chioggia Beet Carpaccio: Give Beets a Chance!

September 3, 2010
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Beets are a polarizing veggie.  People either love ’em or hate ’em, and when they hate, they really hate.  I’ve seen people get disgusted and offended at the mere mention of them, I’ve seen online groups dedicated to beet-bashing… even President Obama has a firm anti-beet stance ! But I’m of the option that beets […]

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