Herb and Quinoa Frittata

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I just love what Epicurious has done with their redesign. I spent part of yesterday nerding out around their site and came out on the other side with this breakfast recipe! Continue reading


Eggplant with Buttermilk-Garlic Sauce

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… yes, another Ottolenghi recipe. I’m obsessed! I have a million other cookbooks, but not long ago I added three by this genius to my collection, and it’s been such a well of inspiration. I’m in love with the way he combines flavors, and this eggplant dish was no exception. Continue reading

Lemony Greek Potatoes

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Finally added a Moosewood cookbook to my library! I can see what the fuss is about. Ithaca’s famous natural foods restaurant has cookbooks in millions of kitchens. I just have the Restaurant Favorites … for now. The roaring success seen before you (they also answer to “Lemony Greek Potatoes”) cements my future as a Moosewood maniac. Continue reading

Citrus-Basil Gin & Tonic

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Mr. Sun paid a visit this weekend, and we damn near threw ourselves at him. Hiking, grilling, and springtime cocktails … shameless groveling, all of it.

Even here in Louisiana, we’re trudging through a little longer until spring. That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the hell out of this spruced-up G&T, crafted by my lovely fiancé. Continue reading

Vinegar-Braised Chicken with Shallots

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Christened my new All-Clad Dutch Oven tonight. Hoo boy, am I pleased with this purchase. First off—when all was said and done, I just barely swiped the surface with soap and water. And it glistened. You have no idea how happy that makes me, especially as someone who cautiously, sweat-breakingly follows all the rules of pan care.

And then there was the chicken, crackling with the inheritance of olive oil, bacon, onion, shallot, and garlic on the pan’s surface.

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