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[12 Apr 2010 | 5 Comments | 3,086 views]
Artichokes Gone Wild

To my surprise, I found additional photos from my recent trip to California on my camera and I couldn’t resist sharing these beautiful ones of artichokes from the stem to the table.
Jane saw these babies growing in fields as far as the eye could see and we quickly realized that we were passing through Castroville, the “Artichoke Center of the World.” The artichokes you eat are likely from this small Central California town — according to Wikipedia, they provide 75% of the nations chokes.
Weird, fun fact: Marilyn Monroe was named …

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[6 Apr 2010 | 10 Comments | 2,201 views]
Passover Recap 2010

According to my web research, Passover officially ended last night. I must admit that I didn’t keep Passover after the first night Seder since we were traveling and I didn’t want to miss out on any culinary delights. However, I thought I’d share a bit about how we did celebrate.
Last Sunday, I spent the day with my mom and cousin Jami in Berkeley preparing for the next night’s dinner. Obviously, my contribution was the Matzoh Crack. When I found a six pack of HE’BREW, The Chosen Beer, at a nearby …

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[5 Feb 2010 | No Comment | 1,673 views]
Thai on the Fly

The other night I was trying to decide what to whip up for dinner. We had tons of greens on hand — including bok choy — and I decided to make some Thai food.
The other ingredients I rounded up included Thai Kitchen Red Curry Paste, chicken stock, vegetable oil, fish stock, soy sauce, brown sugar, diced ginger and garlic, tofu, red pepper, mushrooms, onions, peanut butter, and crushed nuts.

I quickly boiled rice noodles for a little more than five minutes and served it with the stir fry.

I’m generally a bit …

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[17 Jan 2010 | 18 Comments | 3,115 views]
Pancakes between cousins and friends

Rachel’s boyfriend Scott makes the BEST pancakes. They live in Washington, D.C. and when Rachel told me that his pancakes were amazing, I thought she was probably blinded by the fact that he woke up and made her breakfast.
They stayed with us for New Years and I asked Scott if he would make his pancakes for brunch the next day. He made them and they were UNBELIEVABLE!

There were a couple extra pancakes from brunch and Adam and I put them in the fridge and heated them up a few nights …

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[12 Jan 2010 | 20 Comments | 4,165 views]
Best Lemon Bars Ever

We have a dormant orchard in our backyard. According to Adam, there are a cluster of lemon, lime, and grapefruit trees — also a loquat, pomegranate, and fig.
Recently, the lemon tree began to droop with lots of lemons. It’s apparently lemon season in Central Texas! Adam told me that he wanted to use a third of the lemons for preserves and that I could make whatever I wanted with the remainder.

I decided on lemon bars. According to the Internets, Ina Garten’s recipe for lemon bars are just the best in …

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