April 2010

pasta with tomatoes, spring onions, and bacon

Let me start by saying I’ve eaten this pasta more than 4 times in the last week. On purpose and willingly. And since I teased y’all with this picture the other day when I asked what do you eat when you’re alone?, I thought sharing the recipe was the right thing to do. I’ve been […]

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chiffonade

Chiffa-wha? Chiffonade. It’s a fancy name for cutting herbs or other greens into long, thin strips. It’s literal French translation is “made of rags”. Sounds appetizing, right? Even so, it’s a nice little technique to have in your back pocket. I mostly use chiffonade for basil (do chiffonade? make chiffonade? I’m not sure the right […]

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What do you eat when you’re alone?

Be honest. When no one else is around, what do you eat? Though I ate that beautiful pasta for lunch yesterday, what I ate alone used to lie somewhere between chocolate and cake more often than not. Yeah, I ate a lot of dessert by myself. And while on some level I always knew that […]

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crumbs

I’ve decided to do a weekly roundup of random things that catch my eye and don’t make it into another post before Saturday. So here goes… Culinate and Mark Bittman combined forces to bring us the How to Cook Everything iPhone App! It is currently available at an introductory rate of $1.99 in the app […]

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pucker up

For some reason, I am craving lemons. Lemonade. Lemon pie. Lemon curd. Lemon cake… lemons. Maybe it is the sunny weather? Maybe I’m deficient in vitamin C? Or maybe it’s scurvy? Whatever the reason, here is a short list of lemony ideas to brighten your weekend:

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coming clean

Welcome back, I missed you so much! Okay, fine. I’m the one who hasn’t been around blah blah blah, but I still missed you. Let’s catch up over cookies and milk. Since confessing my sugar sins, I’ve been thinking a lot about food. I haven’t been cooking as much as just thinking (and eating, of […]

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happy tuesday

Can you believe it is April already? I can’t. My brain is extra scattered lately, it must be spring fever or something. My often random ideas are even more diverse than usual. I’ve been thinking about everything from building furniture to spring cleaning and all sorts of stuff in between. This post was born of […]

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