Monthly Archives: January 2010

Double Corn Confetti Soup

This recipe is a result of combining tradition and my prediliction for never letting go of pantry staples. What feels like eons ago I lived in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a wonderful city with a population a little less than half a … Continue reading

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Meat Stuffed Canneloni

Homemade pasta never fails to impress people, myself included and even when I am the one prepareing it. It simply tastes so good and satisfies so well that I have come to do it on a more regular basis. And … Continue reading

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Shredded Purple Turnip Salad

One of the best parts of the local food explosion and the proliferation of farmers’ markets is learning about new vegetables, like the purple turnip. They’re sweeter then common turnips and soft and tender like Tokyo turnips (sometimes known as … Continue reading

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Spinach Pasta with Gorgonzola and Walnut Sauce

It’s the rainy season in Southern California, otherwise known as winter and the temperature doesn’t really go below 60 degrees, which is chilly by SoCal standards. While I still have a hard time considering this weather “cold” it does inspire … Continue reading

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Pot Stickers, Two Ways

I love a cooking challenge, whether it be learning how to make things that I had only previously purchased in a store – mustard, vinegar – or whipping up a feast with what I had on hand. But sometimes, you … Continue reading

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Coriander Chutney – Best Indian Condiment Ever

If you have ever eaten at a buffet in an Indian restaurant you probably are already acquainted with coriander chutney; it is the vibrant green sauce that is almost always next to the yogurt sauce in the condiment section. Added … Continue reading

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Simple Steamed Mussels

Mussels are one of those dishes that, to me, seem strictly to be ordered at a restaurant. I don’t know why. Maybe it is because they are traditionally served with French Fries (and I have never made those at home). … Continue reading

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