Black Garlic Sauce with Spicy Beef and Tofu Stir-Fry

March 7, 2013
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Recently, I got my hands on some black garlic.  Isn’t it beautiful? I’d seen it listed in Asian recipes before, but never had the pleasure of meeting it face to…er…bulb.  When I first picked it up, I thought something was wrong.  Have you ever had garlic that’s gone bad, and it’s all soft and mushy?  […]

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2012 Good Food Festival Chicago

March 20, 2012

As far as making up for things I’ve missed in years past, I’ve been on a bit of a roll. I finally made it to Restaurant Week (even though I ended up getting the full menu), and just the other day, I made it to the Good Food Festival. I heard of it for the […]

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Foodbuzz 24×24: A Night at the Opera

July 31, 2011

This month I was lucky enough to be chosen to participate in Foodbuzz’s 24×24 event.  It’s a fun, monthly project in which 24 bloggers are picked to make a meal, all in 24 hours. My talented little sister, who is heading off to grad school next week, is a fantastic opera singer, and I wanted to […]

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Japanese Beer-Braised Beef Short Ribs with Mizuna Chips

March 12, 2011

When I’m craving warm, satisfying comfort food, “slowly braised short ribs” is like the dirtiest of dirty talk.  I want it, and I want it now. Spring may be around the bend, but I certainly wouldn’t say it’s “sprung.”  So until that happens, I’m still in need for some tender, falling-off-the-bone beefy goodness.  Aw man, […]

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