Category Archives: side dish

roasted corn salsa

I have loved this corn salsa for three years and never made it until recently. Someone at my old job made it for an interview (yes, working in a place where interviews occasionally involved food was kind of awesome) and … Continue reading

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turn up the beet

I like eating traditional red beets, but I don’t love making them. Their color gets all over my hands, or on my clothes. They’re messy. And sometimes they’re downright a little too earthy tasting. Golden beets, on the other hand, … Continue reading

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Summer is peeking through

Little by little Summer is starting to appear in our lives. Stone fruits are starting to appear in markets and brighten our lives. These little shishito peppers appeared on the shelves the other day and I got really excited. Last … Continue reading

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thank goodness for a good mistake

I’ve never had a problem eating my green vegetables. Honestly, I never really had a choice. Growing up the term “clean plate club” was used to nicely enforce the fact that we were expected to eat everything we were given … Continue reading

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it’s a dilly

Need a light salad for your next potluck or grill dinner? Here’s a refreshing cucumber dill salad coming your way. It’s light on the vinegar, but has tons of flavor from the copious amounts of dill. The longer it sits, … Continue reading

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food finds

Do you ever get something new– a kitchen tool or gadget or a new ingredient– and then constantly find ways to use it? Well, I recently got a fancy schmancy new paring knife and wow! a sharp knife really makes … Continue reading

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miso hungry

I love eggplant. Alex hates it. It’s on the long and ever-growing list of foods he won’t eat. Usually I don’t cook it unless I know I’m eating by myself. The problem with this is that I only know a … Continue reading

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