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thanksgiving 2012

November 22, 2012

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Happy Thanksgiving! This year, I took a different approach to Thanksgiving. I didn’t host anything, I barely made plans at all and I decided that if I did cook, I wouldn’t be too ambitious about it. As you can see from year’s past, (2010, 2011) I tend to go overboard on planning and cooking. There […]

kitchen goodness (february edition)

February 29, 2012

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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 […]

thanksgiving menu-planning

November 22, 2011

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This year, I’m hosting Thanksgiving by myself. Sure, my guests are responsible for bringing dishes to round out the menu, but to be completely honest, sometimes I don’t like eating other people’s food. That’s why Heather and I took on the entire spread last year, and probably why I started out making only 3 dishes […]

how to throw your own Iron Chef party!

August 23, 2011

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Here’s my advice if you’d like to throw your own Iron Chef Party – and you should! It was SO much fun. Pick your opponent, choose a date, and craft your guest list! Obviously we had a built-in rivalry as roommates, but you should definitely make sure to battle against someone who you know is […]

Iron Chef: Battle Oats!

August 23, 2011

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Sunday was the first in what I imagine will be a series of cooking showdowns between my roommate Heather and I. We hosted an “Iron Chef” competition (three dishes to make and three hours to cook) and were joined by a dozen of our friends who were eager to judge. We solicited suggestions for the […]

dinner

June 14, 2011

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Shaved asparagus pizza / carrot, harissa and feta salad /¬†cantaloupe, nectarine, mandarin orange and blueberry salad.            

asparagus, a dozen ways

June 14, 2011

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To my delight, asparagus has appeared in our New Roots Organics bin nearly every week for the past two months. The presence of asparagus is just about the ONLY thing that makes it feel like Spring in Seattle – it’s still freezing and my new mantra is “it’s never nice until after the 4th… it’s […]

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