Monthly Archives: June 2010

Chocolate Cherry Pavlova

I started noticing Daring Bakers’ posts a couple of years ago and thought they looked like fun, so when I started blogging myself I thought I might as well join the club. The basic idea is that bloggers from all … Continue reading

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Cardamom Pineapple Upside-down Cake

One of my coworkers had a birthday this week and so naturally we all brought in food to party. I normally bake the birthday cakes, but this particular individual has a distinctly lukewarm attitude towards cake in general. The one … Continue reading

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Basil Flower Omelet

I love my basil. And for the first time, the thing is actually growing! Most of my plants either a) die or b) grow to about 2 inches and then transition into suspended animation, neither growing nor dying. So I’m … Continue reading

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Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy Sayers

I confess. Today I’m cheating. I wanted to post a recipe or review today, but biochemistry hasn’t left me much time for reading and dinner today was a cheese sandwich. What am I supposed to say, “insert cheese, sliced tomato, … Continue reading

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Pork Chop and Mushrooms with Red Wine Reduction

You know how time drags when you’re waiting for something. That was Tuesday afternoon for me. At 6 on the dot I bolted out of work to go pick up what I’d been waiting for all day, my very own … Continue reading

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Simple Cranberry Almond Granola Bars

I’m quite fond of granola, but packaged granola bars always frighten me with their lists of unpronouncable ingredients and shelf life of a thousand years–not to mention sugar and sodium content. On the other hand, having something that is quick, … Continue reading

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Tossed Zephyr Squash Pasta

Zephyr squash are a new discovery, courtesy of my farmer’s market, and they are fantastic. Half yellow and half green, they are sweet with a delicate flavor– I could eat them all day long. They’re also easy to cook with; … Continue reading

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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle : A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver was a book I really expected to like. What could be a more interesting read for someone interested in food and sustainability than the true story, written by … Continue reading

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