Monthly Archives: December 2009

Year’s End Cooking Round-Up

I started writing a blog at this URL in late September 2008, but I committed to making it a food blog in the beginning of 2009. Looking back over the past 12 months I was surprised to find that these … Continue reading

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Cauliflower Gratin – Easy Style

Cauliflower is one of those vegetables that people have trouble preparing. Steaming cauliflower is wonderful but sometimes you just want a little more pizazz. French gratins are the the most common way to add some zip – cheese, butter bread … Continue reading

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Four Cheese Polenta Casserole

I recently got a full time job, at a co-op no less. While the pay is not that exciting the 20% discount on good food is great. But that also means that my cooking will shift a bit, more towards … Continue reading

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Fennel and Mushroom Tart

While most people easily associate quiche with French food, allow me to introduce you to its lesser known cousin, vegetable tarts. Tarts are the original street food of France, sold in bakeries by the slice and consumed at lunch, or … Continue reading

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Pork Chorizo Chili

This was one of those meals that was a true experiment. We had some defrosted pork strips for a stir fry and I had just made some pinto beans when I decided that I was more in the mood for … Continue reading

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Clementines, Sicilian Style

Clementines, Satsumas, Mandarine oranges; call them what you will but now is the time of their abundance and lucky for us that means they’re super bargains and super sweet. I am not the type of cook to get loopy about … Continue reading

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Spinach and Artichoke Dip

This post is a little late for the holiday season if you’ve already planned your menus, but its a great dip for parties, like the one you may have on New Year’s Eve. Simple, fairly inexpensive ingredients, and so delicious … Continue reading

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