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Food Foto Friday–Blue Bottle Coffee’s Belgian Wafel

Sep 5, 2014

Sometimes you just need a waffle.  Last weekend I was in San Francisco with some friends and we went to check out the uber-trendy Blue Bottle Cafe in Mint Plaza.  It was Labor Day, and there was a line around the corner.  It seemed to be moving quickly so we waited.  And waited. My...

Tomato and Butter Spaghetti

Sep 2, 2014

Hi.  Did you have a happy and relaxing Labor Day weekend?  I did.  I spent mine traipsing around Northern California with a couple of my best girlfriends. There was wine, lots of food, art, a couple of beaches, bourbon and some more food.  I mentioned food right?  There was lots of that. Remember that...

Hatch Green Chile Cheeseburgers

Aug 27, 2014

Last year during Hatch chile season, I posted a recipe for breakfast tacos using a roasted Hatch chile that I’d gotten from my local grocer.  Soon after, I received a comment on that post asking me if it was a “real Hatch chile”.  Well, I didn’t know.  The commenter was a nice person from The...

Slow Roasted Garlicky Tomatoes

Aug 25, 2014

You didn’t think that tomato season was over did you?  I assure you it is not. Well, it almost is–at least at my house.  I learned a trick a long time ago that if you slow your watering down after the tomatoes were established and on the vines, then they end up more flavorful....

Got Tomatoes? Easy Tomato Sauce for Freezing

Aug 18, 2014

So.  I went on vacation.  It was quite lovely actually–we went to Washington D.C, then I went on to visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob houses, then spent a few days in Pittsburgh.  I’ve gotten to see quite a few American cities that I’d never been to this summer and I’ve loved...

Plum Mascarpone Tart

Jul 28, 2014

This is about the easiest dessert ever, unless you are just scooping a block of ice cream out of the cardboard container into a bowl, or perhaps eating Cool Whip out of the tub with a spoon.  It’s just a few ingredients, a few minutes, and BOOM!  You’ve created a nice baked good that...

Food Foto Friday–Chocolate Doughnuts

Jul 25, 2014

Sometimes, a chocolate doughnut with sprinkles is the only thing that’ll get you through that crappy meeting.  So go ahead and eat it.  

Nana Recipe Wednesday–Almond Salad

Jul 23, 2014

I can’t believe I haven’t made this salad already.  Somehow I’d never seen the card.  It has all the qualities I like in a recipe.  1) It’s easy.  2) I don’t really have to cook anything.  3) It’s easy.  4) It involves both fruit and vegetables.  5) It’s easy.  6) It tastes good. I...

How to make Sonora hot dogs; yes, you will need bacon

Jul 21, 2014

Besides doing a lot of traveling, this summer has also involved a lot of baseball, and therefore, a lot of hot dogs. In fact, because I was at the ballpark most of the weekend, I ate a hot dog every single day.  Maybe my plan to put Sonora hot dogs on the menu was...

Nana Recipe Wednesday–Lemony Lamb Kebabs

Jul 16, 2014

Exactly what does one make for dinner when you’re feeding your six siblings and their spouses, along with their many, many (and I mean MANY) offspring?  Let’s ask Nana. Nana sez:  Make lemony lamb kebabs!  They are super easy to marinate and thread onto skewers and because the meat is cut up into small...

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