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Limeade, Or Vigilance and Other Defensive Measures

Would you mind if I talked weather right now? I ask this because a) this is only my second blog post and I don’t...

Beet Carrot Slaw, Or in Keeping with This Season’s Fashion Trends

So much of what people know about food is derived from their growing-up experiences. In my particular case, spicy Sichuan fare was often on...

Louisiana Barbecue Shrimp, Or the Dual Senses of Splurging

When I was in college and hence a student on a budget, there were two restaurants that I reserved for special occasions. The first...

Grilled Kale with Ricotta and Tomatoes, Or Glutting Myself on The Sensory

Someone told me once that kale is the healthiest food on the planet. It’s been known to lower cholesterol, the risk of cancer, and...

Whipped Ricotta with Mixed Berries, Or Reminiscing on Holidays Past

This Fourth of July, Chris and I will find ourselves alone, with nary a barbecue or picnic to attend. It’s a lonely position to...

Swirls And Chocolate Peanut Butter Tarts

The same laws of nature that cause the half and half to swish through my iced coffee preside over the universe, and hence the...

Chocolate Chip Cookies, The Cooks Illustrated Way

This weekend, I gorged on chocolate chip cookies. I mean who wouldn’t? Look at these things. Just look at ‘em. Seductive, no, served alongside...

Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwiches

So, the afternoon before the hurricane struck (sorry, no more talk of hurricanes after this post), I decided to make chocolate chip cookies. I...

Yeasted Apple Cider Doughnuts

The last couple weeks: Full—of visitors mostly, and conversation, and good food too. The three always happen to coincide, don’t they? Earnest walks, feet pounding...

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