Monthly Archives: September 2013

tzatziki

I’m mere days away from hopping on a plane home. 🙂 To say that I’m excited would be an epic understatement. Just yesterday I called my parents to make sure that they had stocked the pantry with my favorite tortilla … Continue reading

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rice pudding and caramel apples

I was introduced to rice pudding relatively late in life. Growing up, my mother had (still has?) a somewhat limited dessert repertoire, which included fruit pie, assorted cobblers, and something called indian pudding, which I have never seen outside of … Continue reading

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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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veal chops and forgotten rosemary butter

I find that my sickbed traditions have changed very little over the years. When I was a kid, being sick meant a few days in bed followed by a day of recovery on the sofa. Camomile tea with honey and … Continue reading

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nicoise pizza

Well, since I skipped the main ingredient, I couldn’t very well call it Fresh Tuna, Mozzarella, and Basil Pizza, now could I? Here’s the thing, I do my best to pay attention to where my food is coming from and … Continue reading

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