Monthly Archives: August 2009

Heading North

For the next two weeks, I’ll be driving through Newfoundland, hiking, camping, and eating carribou and other canadian delicacies… So start planning your northerly vacations – I’ll be able to tell you all the best spots to eat. Until then, … Continue reading

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Rooftop Gazpacho

Seasonal, satisfying, healthy, and easy to make. With an incoming crop of cucumbers and tomatoes, two main ingredients, we had to make it. And along with the granita, perfect for hot weather. The original form of gazpacho, Ajo blanco, is … Continue reading

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Perfect Granita

It is the hottest day of the year. You’ve served duck confit, whole trout, and bread puddings after working over the oven, stove, and grill for several hours. And for dessert, you think anybody wants that triple-layered flourless chocolate cake … Continue reading

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Savory bread puddings – and a Challenge

Ben and I traveled to see my father and his wife in Virginia last week, and my father and I always enjoy cooking together. He had a couple racks of lamb to cook on the grill and asparagus, and we … Continue reading

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Victory!

Ben and I have won first place in Mayor Menino’s Garden Competition for the Porch, Balcony, or Deck Garden Category. And we earned second place in the Vegetable or Herb Garden Category. So now that we have an award winning … Continue reading

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Duck Confit, Scallion Pancakes… and Safety

It had been aging for 1.5 weeks already. Ben was about to leave for Utah, and I wanted to eat my first attempt at duck confit. We had eaten duck confit with scallion pancakes at Myers and Chang and thought … Continue reading

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Beet and Carrot Salad

Ben and I harvested our first serious yield from the garden box a while ago and we made an easy salad for dinner. We picked a half dozen beets and 4 carrots, just enough for the two of us. The … Continue reading

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