Archive for March, 2008

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WND – Seasonal Ennui

March 27, 2008

I am experiencing seasonal ennui. It’s reached that time of year where I just want it to be Spring already. On the one hand, I am greatly in favor the earlier roll back of Daylight Savings Time. I’m not convinced I’m saving money on electricity, which I think was the point, but I am enjoying walking home in the sunshine, however thin and cold it might be. On the other hand, I keep expecting it to be much warmer outside than it is. Technically it’s Spring right now, although you couldn’t prove it by the weather outside which is stubbornly resisting my desire to leave my heavy winter coat at home.

They’re predicting snow for later this week (it won’t stick, but still) and sadly I can’t fly south for the rest of the winter. To console myself I made Southern food for dinner because it reminds me of summer, and if I can’t actually be in a warmer climate I can at least eat like I am.

Barbeque Baked Beans
Chicken with Root Beer Barbeque Sauce
Corn Muffins
Ambrosia Salad
Salad

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WND – Chicken with a side of nostalgia

March 20, 2008

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All hail the mighty power of the internet.

When I was in high school I discovered the greatest cooking show ever filmed. It is a tragedy of Greek proportions that it has never been released on DVD. However, youtube and google came through for me and I recently found a few clips of the show online.

Tournedos d’Anguille
Gratin de Fruits de Mer
Cuisses de Grenouilles
Magret aux Pruneaux
(fair warning, it was a French show but I think they’re worth watching even if you don’t speak French, although possibly slightly less amusing)

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WND – Pumpkin Pasta Take II

March 13, 2008

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Pasta with Pumpkin Sauce
Salad

The interesting thing for me about doing this blog – other than the chance to reveal the not at all secret facts that I obsessively watch the Food Network and don’t like tofu to an even wider audience – is that it lets me keep track of how often things turn up on the Dinner rotation. I apparently make apple sauce far more often than I’d ever have guessed, and make corn pudding less frequently than I’d assumed.
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WND – Crunchy Baked Pork Chops

March 6, 2008

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Here’s what I do when I go to bookstores. I wander around the sci-fi section to see if there’s anything new out that I have any interest in reading. I meander down to the YA section to see what’s out, and usually jot down the names of a couple of books to look up at the library. Then I go over to the magazine section and collect the new editions of Bon Appétit, Gourmet, and Cook’s Illustrated and settle down with a silly coffee drink to peruse my stash. Read the rest of this entry ?

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EXTRA: Or, Thanks, Petra!

March 5, 2008

Petra has not only been much more diligent than me in posting about dinner… she also updated the Recipe Index page. Check it out!

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SND: Goat Cheese and Ginger

March 5, 2008

There are two things that I’ve become obsessed with this year: ginger and goat cheese. I haven’t yet found a way to combine the two, but have made a lot of recipes calling for one or the other. Here’s a dinner with both.

Yum.

Gingerbread, up close

Dinner:
Roasted Tomato Soup (w/ goat cheese)
Toasted Sourdough Crustini
Gingerbread with Ginger Cream Cheese Frosting

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