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Garden ‘09: Week 2
Garden ‘09: Week 2

It’s been two weeks and so far I haven’t lost any of my crops!  In fact, I think they’re looking very healthy. Growin' up strong! If you notice in the picture, I rotated many of the boxes so that they get more sun throughout the day.   Another thing I did was to grind up some eggshells (cleaned, of course) with my mortar and pestle and spread them around...

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Salsa Fresca
Salsa Fresca

I was craving a nice salsa the other day so when I went shopping this morning I decided to pick up all the stuff to make one of my favorite salsas.  I have been cooking this up for months and have altered the recipe a few times and this is currently my favorite version. Name: Salsa Fresca That's one sexy salsa, no? Ingredient Breakdown: This is what I used, but as with...

Garden ’09: Week 0
Garden ’09: Week 0

I’ve waited all through the long and cold winter for this moment and it has finally arrived:  Garden time!! Lookin' good, guys! Last year was my first attempt at a garden on my balcony and it didn’t turn out half bad.  I grew some herbs (mint, basil, parsley, chives, savory) and they thrived. I also grew some kale that kept me in greens for weeks… the...

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A close cawl
A close cawl

This weekend I decided that cawl sounded like a great lunch idea, so I wrote down the ingredients and went shopping.  The bright side is that I made a good tasting soup.  The down side is that it’s not quite a traditional cawl.  Some of my changes: I couldn’t find parsnips, so I substituted some rootabagas. I grabbed what I thought was a red turnip, but turned...

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Lasagne al Forno
Lasagne al Forno

This weekend I was in the mood for a bit of Italian, so I thought I would go for a nice and basic lasagna.    I had come across a pretty simple recipe by one Gordon Ramsay a few weeks ago and decided that would be our dish!  I strayed only very slightly from the original recipe and it came out spectacular! Name: Lasagne al Forno Trust me, it tastes as good as it looks. Ingredient...

Chinese Food, the Linux of the culinary world?
Chinese Food, the Linux of the culinary world?

Just recently I was watching a TED talk by Jennifer 8. Lee about Chinese food and it’s origins here in America, and one of the parts that really interested me was that she compared Chinese food to Linux.  Here’s a quote: “[W]e think of McDonalds as sort of the ‘Microsoft’ of the culinary dining experiences, we can think of Chinese restaurants,...

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