Cook yourself a fantastic Chinese New Year Dinner

Happy Year of the Dragon- 2012!

I love to cook Chinese New Year Dinner… where an even number of courses are good luck. This past weekend, Bartender Steve and his Heidi were the lucky winners of this year’s 6 course Chinese New Year dinner. Take a look at the video to learn how to make […]

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Thanksgiving Primer III

I like the number three- everything seems to come in trifectas!

Thanksgiving is no exception- where the First Part is guests/menu, the Second Part is sketching out what needs to be done and asking for help, and the third part is:

Actually doing it.

The week before Thanksgiving is such a rush!

And yes, I […]

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Summer CSA or Farmer’s Market Essential: 7 Layer Salad

Ah, the CSA. I love June with the abundant greens and sweet early produce like turnips and green onions.

Perfect as a starting point for 7 layer salad (I of course take liberties with the number seven and make it 9 instead.)

I like to make sure that the ingredients in the […]

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Tis the Season (for Fruit Salsa)

I’m a big fan of seasonal cooking.

Meaning: I love to cook based on what’s in season.

I think this really kicked in for me when I first joined a local farm CSA (Community Supported Agriculture, see my post here.)

I noticed a correlation – the produce I got from my farmer was also the […]

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