June 2007

A creamy and savory pasta recipe to use up an abundance of zucchini and mint.

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Quick Soba Noodle Salad Recipe

27.06.2007Cheap Eats
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The request last night from J was for something healthy. Out the door went my fantasies of comforting risottos and carbonaras and in flew this. I whipped this up inspired by a version from Bobby Flay and served it with a piece of seared salmon on top. It was really nice and I used actual […]

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Soba Noodle Bowl

24.06.2007Comfort
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So, my plans went kahplooey when I woke up at 3:30am on Friday morning with a fever, killer headache and sore throat. Blech. So instead I have spent the weekend on the couch re-watching season 7 of Buffy, working and generally feeling pathetic. I was only just able to get the energy together to walk […]

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Rigatoni with Leeks and Cannelini Beans Recipe

22.06.2007Comfort
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So last night I threw together this pasta with some leeks from my organic box. I had been thinking about it all day inspired by this Marcella Hazan recipe I found on Chowhound, and when it all came together it was worth the wait, I was amazed how well it turned out. Don’t be deterred […]

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Raspberry Tartlets with Zabaglione Recipe

21.06.2007Dessert
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Mayonnaise, hollandaise, lemon curd, creme brulee and chocolate mousse are all reasons why I should’ve tried Zabaglione sonner! I mean seriously, I have yet to meet an egg yolk based dish I didn’t like. Don’t tell, but sometimes when I make myself nice runny fried eggs I don’t even eat the egg white. I mean […]

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Tiramisu Recipe

19.06.2007Dessert
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I love tiramisu… love love love it. Coffee, cheese, booze and chocolate what isn’t to like? I admit, if you are skeptical there was once a time when I was too. It used to be on every menu, which led to a lot of bad, soggy versions of it – what turned me around was […]

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Vegetable Pilaf with Parsley and Walnuts Recipe

18.06.2007Cheap Eats
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Rice pilaf’s are quick to make, cheap and really tasty, I can’t believe this is the first time I have ever made one. It is also a great way to use up the dregs in the vegetable drawer. Like a frittata or a casserole a pilaf is a flexible dish that lends itself to loads […]

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Seared Scallops with Ginger Cilantro Cream Sauce Recipe

15.06.2007Shellfish
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There is a reason I am not a doctor, or a firefighter or an air traffic controller, because in a high stress situation I have been known to panic. Take my teeny weeny grease fire the other night. I put olive oil into a pan that was a little too hot and it promptly burst […]

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Tom Yum Gung (Shrimp in Hot Lime Broth) Recipe

13.06.2007Shrimp
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I have been overly tired and I have had a bit of a tickle in my throat the last few days so it was time to yank some of my hearty meat broth from the depths of the freezer and put it to work. I think the reason I am so tired is because of […]

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How to Sear Fish

11.06.2007Fish
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I have this theory that eating fish makes you smart. Anyone who knows me knows that at any given time I have some theory on the go about eating or drinking. For example in college there was the shots theory (if sugar is what makes you hungover then vodka shots are the way to go, […]

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