Monthly Archives: February 2011

Tuscan Appetizers

As I mentioned in the last post, my assignment was to bring appetizers for 8 people as the preamble to a Tuscan style dinner. When I’m responsible for only one course, it’s a fun opportunity to make something more involved … Continue reading

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Happy Saturday

An online group I belong to, which I affectionately call “The Moms” (you know who you are), has Happy Saturdays—every Saturday. Simply this: every Saturday, do something for yourself that makes you happy. Today I’ve overdone it! First was my … Continue reading

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On the Road, Updates

This is a delicious combination from Trader Joes: Raisin and Rosemary Crackers paired with Roasted Pecan & Blue Cheese dip. YUM! We first had this combination at a concert at Alva’s Showroom in San Pedro–performance by Daylight Again, a Crosby … Continue reading

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Anniversary Dinner

Our anniversary fell on Super Bowl Sunday this year! We had a very unsportsman-like dinner of Black Cod Broiled with Miso, from the Minimalist Mark Bittman, steamed rice, and roasted veggies. The vegetables were a mix of all sorts of … Continue reading

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Portobello and Zucchini Tacos

Dinner tonight, after a so-so wardrobe sale at the studio, was pretty much exactly as written from Martha Stewart’s site: http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/portobello-and-zucchini-tacos. It’s a delicious dish, and a definite keeper. Tasty, easy, meatless — a great recipe to have tucked away. … Continue reading

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Sharpen Your Knife with a Coffee Mug!

http://www.dump.com/2010/12/08/how-to-sharpen-your-knife-with-a-cup-video/ You use this trick anywhere whenever you run into dull knives (like mom’s house) — but do tell the owner you did it, lest they injure themselves with their newly improved blade.

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Slow Cooked Chicken and Mushrooms on Polenta

When I got to the kitchen this morning, I realized that it was the “sell by” date on the package of chicken thighs in the fridge. More often than not, these are the sort of issues that puts things in … Continue reading

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