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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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It’s hard to write about something when it didn’t turn out quite perfectly.  It’s hard not to get caught up in the what should have beens and the what could have beens and what ifs.  But first and foremost, I started this blog as a diary for my personal cooking adventures.  So when I came […]

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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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Blackened Red Snapper

Well, I should have had the seafood watch app on my iphone. Cause it looks like I went ahead and bought red snapper which is on the avoid list due to overfishing. Seafood has gotten incredibly hard to buy, I think. There are the environmental concerns to be aware of, then there are the health […]

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This recipe came from a Williams-Sonoma Simple Classics Cookbook, which appallingly, Williams-Sonoma seems to no longer sell. I have cooked the bulk of recipes from this book, and with the exception of a disastrous Baked Sea Bass with Fennel many years ago, this book is chalk full of solid dishes. I’ve made this recipe more […]

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