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christmas cookery

December 22, 2012


I'm plowing ahead with menu-planning this year, and I've come up with too many things to make for 2 meals. I've been asked to contribute just one side dish and dessert, which is actually harder than just planning a whole meal because I want them to be THE BEST and there are so many great options to choose from:

project tofu (part 3)

December 19, 2012


  My latest “project tofu” experience was born out of a need to get rid of all the food in my refrigerator before I depart for 10 days in Colorado. I had purchased an emergency package of tofu (the normal, 14oz-size) just in case the big block that I’d let sit around for weeks had […]

project tofu (part 2)

December 12, 2012


Fresh off the success with vegetarian lettuce wraps and with half a log of tofu still left, I turned to an article and recipe I’ve been eyeing on Gilt Taste for months: “How To Make a Better Mapo Tofu“, by Ruth Reichl, one of my favorite authors. Gilt Taste appears to be defunct as they […]

project tofu (part 1)

December 11, 2012


image via the pioneer woman A few weeks ago, I woke up craving the fried tofu from a bowl of pho. Not the pho itself, but just the tofu – so I went up to the store and bought a block of extra-firm tofu at the grocery store. I did my research and learned how […]

4 great seattle businesses for the amateur cook

March 5, 2012


1. The Book Larder – I’ve been following The Book Larder on Facebook ever since they opened, and I just love that there’s an entire store dedicated to cookbooks! It’s genius. They’ve got almost every book you can imagine, with a special focus on local authors, of which there are many. As a regular Cookbook […]

kitchen goodness (february edition)

February 29, 2012


Check out all of this stuff I’ve been cooking up: For Heather’s 31st, I whipped up up this 5-layer blue ombre cake which was of course, inspired by Pinterest and actually not all that difficult to make, so long as you’re comfortable using a lot of food coloring. I used boxed mixes (3 of ‘em) and […]

chocolate chip layer cake

February 6, 2012


So a few weeks ago, after we finished the Bon Appetit Food Lover’s Cleanse (I’m not writing about the rest of it because it still makes me cranky to think about it and we ended a day early because we were so miserable and snowed in) and to celebrate the end, we embarked on making […]


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