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Monthly Archives: May 2011
It’s hot out. It’s over 90°. The heat just saps my energy and makes me want to laze around the house until nightfall. I was eating celery sticks all afternoon, thinking that this was a healthy lunch. It probably wasn’t. … Continue reading
The mercury hit over 80° today. So, of course, I would roast a chicken. What possessed me? Shouldn’t I be eating sushi? Shouldn’t I be sitting under a tree chewing on raw snow peas? Yes, but I had planned this meal … Continue reading
About darn time for the FDA to lower their safe-cooking guidelines for lean pork chops. No more 160° hockey pucks. It’s now a recommended an internal temp of 145°, kids! That means take your pork off the heat at 140° … Continue reading
This is probably my favorite way to cook the terrific sausage that I get from my CSA. I originally got the idea from Epicurious, but have long since dispensed with the recipe itself. First, I set a big pot of … Continue reading
I didn’t make this. It is the work of gastronomic wunderkind, Grant Achatz. It is beautiful. It probably tastes like the best day of your life. Can I make it? I can make a lot of things, but that? Probably … Continue reading
If I had to say what my absolute favorite way to cook vegetables was, it would be roasting. I’ve roasted just about everything: beets, cauliflower, broccoli, mushrooms, parsnips, eggplant, zucchini, peppers, carrots, broccoli rabe, tomatoes. There is something about roasting … Continue reading
Taco salad is easy to mock. Is it a salad? Isn’t it just a giant fried flour tortilla bowl full of calories? When Budweiser can sell beer by exploiting taco salad’s paradoxical nature in a very funny commercial, you know … Continue reading
Last night, I had some chicken breast in the fridge that I had to do something with, along with some baby spinach and a nice wedge of Parmesan. As I was thinking, this image of sliced, pan-fried chicken smothered in … Continue reading