August 2010

a quick note

Hey, I’ve been meaning to tell you about something lately but kept putting it off. No, it’s nothing bad, but because it’s not really food related I’m feeling a little shy.  And besides, there’s been cookie dough and lemon bars.  Yeah, those got in the way. Anyhow, so here I am. Sharing some news. Well, […]

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tip: frozen lemon zest and juice

Remember all those lemons I didn’t know what to do with? Well, I decided to punt. I deferred my decision. I froze my assets, if you will.

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chocolate chip cookie dough

That’s right, chocolate chip cookie dough on a stick. No baking required. Freeze it, dip it in chocolate, and then… Danger, Will Robinson, Danger!… Wow, are these things good. It all started last week when I asked Dan’s oldest son (let’s call him L-Train) what sort of treat he’d like for his birthday. Initially, he […]

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pickled carrots

Last week I had a pickling urge. Am I the only one who gets these kinds of urges? Anyhow, the pickling urge was strong. No vegetable was safe. I made pickled beets (which I’ll share later) and then early Friday morning I attacked the carrots.

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creamsicle float

The last few weeks the temperature has been feeling almost fall-like, and I was starting to cook fall-like stuff. You know, soups and roasts and stuff. Then today, I sat there writing a post as sweat rolled down my knee pits, and suddenly soup felt all wrong. Actually, everything felt wrong except sticking my head […]

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lemon bars

Dear friends, I made lemon bars. I made them and I ate them and ate them. And then I sent them away. Truth: I cannot be left alone with an entire batch of lemon bars. It all started when a friend gave us a bag of lemons. I love lemons. But I was paralyzed by […]

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kale chips

For any of you who read lots of food blogs like I do, kale chips are old news. I first saw crispy kale on Steamy Kitchen in 2009. That’s like so last year. I wasn’t into the whole kale thing back then. No, I was still making and eating dozens upon dozens of cookies. Ah, […]

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