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Archive for July, 2009

I’m back y’all.  Home in my own kitchen with an endless availability of time, ingredients, and possibilities.  Tonight’s dinner was kick ass.  Straight up.  No other way about it.  We had friends over for slip n slide this afternoon and when the discussion bounced to my site, a few things came up. First, I have […]

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I’m back in Dallas and thrilled to be home.  Packing, driving halfway across the country, arriving, seeing my husband, family and friends has kept me busy.  Plus when you’ve been out of town for five weeks, the refrigerator is completely bare.  That said, I’ve made it to the store, restocked with fresh perishables, savored a […]

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Our picnic fare for this week’s Deer Valley Free Concert featured fresh foods from the Farmers Market.  We had fresh broccolini, fresh zucchini, fresh radishes, Lemon Pepper Chevre and Garlic Chevre from Drake Family Farms, and fresh Asiago Cheese Bread from Volker’s Bakery.  After a super hike up Holly’s trail leading to mid-mountain of The […]

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Last night I saw the Wallflowers perform at the Red Bute Gardens in Salt Lake City.  I thought I was getting a beautiful picture of our picnic setup, but it was super bright and I guess I couldn’t tell it was all shadowy at the time.  To the left is a fresh chive hummus I […]

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Possibly the best thing to ever come out of Alabama is West Indies Crab Salad, IMO. My godmother taught me to make this recipe years ago and I just absolutely love it. My little sister wasn’t born in Alabama, but my Godmother bribed my mother to have the christening take place in Alabama with promises […]

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When you live in the mountains there’s no need for air conditioning.  As I understand it, the same often lies true for other areas like Boston, Manhattan (if you’re poor – or by the rest of the country’s standards- upper middle class), and probably large parts of the PacNorthwest.  Everywhere I’ve ever lived, we had […]

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Yesterday I went to the Grand Tasting at the Park City Food and Wine Festival.  Over 500 wines were available to sample, as well as a few food items.  I’m mainly a red wine drinker, so I sampled a few white wines but mainly the red.  My best budget pick was a Nero d’Avola by […]

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Fire me.  I know it.  I’m on “vacation” sort of with two preschoolers in tow and my head is just not connected where it should be.  I don’t have a brilliant recipe to deliver, and I’m still forgetting to bring my camera, but I do have a fabulous review.  This week Susan and I ate […]

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The number one find at the Park City Farmers Market was garlic scapes.  I’ve been reading about them everywhere, it’s like they’ve been stalking me with their ubiquity in print, but total absence in my produce stands.  Since the climate is totally different here, I’m guessing garlic scapes would be available in Texas in late […]

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I tend towards a from-scratch style of cooking.  One because I enjoy the process so much and two because I know each and every ingredient going into my meals.  Since I’m visiting with family, I’m going to be highlighting a lot of other people’s best dishes this month, in addition to my own creations.  This […]

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