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Cannellini Beans are ubiquitous this year.  I’ve been talking to anyone who will listen about this years food trends.  Reading as many food lits as I do, each year seems to garner ingredient trends.  This year I see cannellini beans everywhere, along with smoked paprika – well smoked things in general.  I’ll remember more later, […]

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Is this technically even a pesto?  Or just a texture similar to pesto involving pureed nuts, herbs, garlic and veggies.  I don’t know.  It seems in essence pesto generally refers to basil, pine nuts, garlic and olive oil, but has been expanded to include about a billion other things to create gourmet accouterments.  This recipe […]

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I haven’t had grasshopper pie since I was a kid, and I’m not even sure what prompted me to remember it.  It may have stemmed from my minor obsession with mint.  Mint tea, mint drinks, minted lemonade, dark chocolate and mint, mint ice cream,  mojitos, you name it.  Fresh mint has a very strong, earthy […]

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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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When I write about a recipe that isn’t really a recipe, I get very self-conscious.  Sort of how I feel about why anyone would you want to read the footnotes.  If it’s not important enough to make it in the text, why add it at all?  I’m guilty of this.  Whenever a book has a quote after the […]

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A few months ago we had dinner at a restaurant here in Dallas called The Porch.  Our friends ordered the fried cheese appetizer.  I am all about fried cheese, any time, any place, any cheese.  But this was truly exceptional.  We all agreed, and I vowed to attempt a home re-creation.  The menu lists the […]

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This post will wrap up the party food and I’ll be back to our regularly featured programming.  I have an exciting plan to recreate an appetizer I had at The Porch Restaurant tomorrow, so tune back in for that. The end of the party preparation had me totally feeling like the Iron Chef.  There was […]

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Ina Garten, aka Barefoot Contessa, is kind of my culinary hero.  I like so much of what she does.  Last December I saw an old episode of her show on the Food Network doing a Roasted Shrimp dish.  We’ve always been boilers of shrimp, but I had to give my hero’s way a shot.  I’ve […]

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Flank Steak With Herb Sauce

This was the week for revisiting recipes I’ve already blogged about. Maybe I just wasn’t feeling creative, but I think I just wasn’t feeling on my A-Game. In any case, we had a great week of food, and luckily all the repeats turned out better the second time around. In early March, I blogged about […]

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