October 2012

Pasta Puttanesca and The Dean & DeLuca Cookbook

October 15, 2012

When I recently saw The Dean and DeLuca Cookbook in the window of a local used bookstore, I just had to have it. You see, it’s one of those cookbooks I’ve always loved but never actually owned. Jesse was kind enough to donate some store credit to the cause, and within minutes I finally owned […]

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Roasted Root Vegetables with Apples and Walnuts

October 8, 2012

It’s Thanksgiving Day here in Canada. That means, for the first time ever, my American self gets to enjoy the traditional fall feast in mid-October.  We had our big dinner last night, and my new Canadian friends did a wonderful job at making my inaugural Canadian Thanksgiving a fun and delicious occasion! For our contribution to the […]

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Montreal’s Jean-Talon Market: A Delectable Destination

October 3, 2012

Living in Chicago, I always found it a struggle to get good produce. So much of what I found at larger supermarkets was too expensive, if not downright gross.  If I did find nice stuff, it was even pricier!  I’d try to buy organic, but that wasn’t always possible.  If I could even find local […]

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