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tuna-packed piquillo peppers

Finding piquillo peppers around these parts was easy. Finding unstuffed piquillo peppers was not so easy. In the end I had to buy some which had already been stuffed with cheese, empty the filling out of a few, and repacked … Continue reading

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goat cheese and strawberry tartine

I’m guessing that most of you have heard the term “selective memory”. Well, sometimes I think that my husband has selective hearing. This week was a perfect example. the German: What are you making from The Book this week? me: … Continue reading

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pierre herme’s olive sables

Now I’m a big fan of traditional sables. They are rich buttery cookies which seem fit for just about any occasion. But after being underwhelmed by our previous forays into the non-traditional sable realm with first cocoa and then seaweed … Continue reading

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cheez-it-ish crackers

My husband has a sweet tooth, I have a salt tooth. He’ll take sweets in pretty much any form. I’m a little pickier about my sweets, but put a bag of chips and salsa in front of me and I … Continue reading

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herbed olives

Good grief, is it really Friday already? I honestly forgot until I logged onto Facebook today and saw that my fellow Doristas were starting to post this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe, Herbed Olives, and thought, crap!, better get … Continue reading

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goat cheese puffs

I’m posting from Amsterdam this week and feel obliged to take a moment to extol¬†the virtues of this city. For anyone out there who still associates Amsterdam only with marijuana¬†and red lights, I urge you to look again. Amsterdam has … Continue reading

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seaweed sables and soccer

As I type this, Denmark and Germany are duking it out in the Euro 2012. For anyone not living in Europe, or otherwise not a rabid soccer fan, this is a tournament which takes place every 4 years between the … Continue reading

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gougeres

One of the most basic differences between cooking in the US vs cooking in europe is the way that ingredients are measured. To generalize very broadly here, we american like to measure our ingredients by volume (for example with cups … Continue reading

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sweet and spicy cocktail nuts

My Uncle Dave has often said that his strategy when hosting a dinner party is to first starve his guests, so that when dinner is finally served they will be grateful and hopefully happy to overlook any cooking mishaps. This, … Continue reading

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potato chip tortilla

Happy Thanksgiving! This is my very favorite holiday of the year and I hope all my fellow americans are enjoying their turkeys, cranberries, and pies. As for me? Well, since we obviously do not celebrate Thanksgiving in Germany, today is … Continue reading

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