Monthly Archives: November 2011

Oven-Roasted Tomatoes

“Roasted” is another word in the vast culinary lexicon that grabs my attention. Not the harsh sort of grab you recognize as the drunk bro at the end of the bar; “Roasted” is seductive about the way it stops you … Continue reading

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Happy Friday!

I look forward to my meals. Anyone can tell you that. What will I make for dinner? What have we got at home? Can I save some of this for lunch tomorrow? Will I need to remember to pack condiments? … Continue reading

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San Francisco Sourdough

Growing up, I never had a pet. I always lobbied for a dog or a bunny, but I have a brother who used to be severely asthmatic. So, I lobbied for a new brother. I got fish instead.

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Happy Saturday

I love breakfasts. Undeniable fact. Unchangeable trait. Weekend breakfasts are the best – there’s more time for savoring, more time for playing around and more time for an extra cup of tea…or two. Breakfast today meant tea, fried eggs, pan-fried … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned

Today I learned a valuable lesson in bread baking. I’ve collected little lessons along the way in different kitchens and with time constraints but the most important thing I’ve realized so far is that patience and respect for the process … Continue reading

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Starting on Sourdough

I was looking for a challenge and I didn’t even know it. Not to be Captain Obvious, but I love making bread. The ingredients are consistently simple – flour, salt, water and love, of course. Stirring the ingredients together, gently … Continue reading

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Breaking Bread

College graduation does funny things to a group of close-knit friends. You spend four years creating traditions like Thursday breakfast and Tuesday drinks. You know who to call when you find free sandwiches, who prefers Pepsi to Coke products, who … Continue reading

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