Monthly Archives: April 2010

Strawberry-Mango Shortcakes

Dun-dun. Dun-dun. Dun-dun, dun-dun! Yep, it’s a strawberry-mango shortcake attack! Don’t worry, it’s far less terrifying and far tastier than a shark attack. (Or so I presume. I don’t actually want to find out.) In California, the weather has lately been rather moody, shifting quickly from cold rainy days to beautiful, warm sunny ones and […]

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Mediterranean Barley Salad

This salad is sneaky. It doesn’t seem like much to get excited about at first. Sure, barley’s nutty chew is tasty. Sure, the subtle sweetness of roasted vegetables is quietly delicious, and mint and parsley are generally good supporting actors. Sure, combining them all sounds good – a hearty meatless meal, probably not fantastic, but […]

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Southwestern Cobb Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette

Growing up, I never liked Mexican food. I think partly it was a kid thing – beans were icky back then, as were most vegetables, and certainly things like onions and cilantro. Living in Southern Arizona, it was also easy to take Mexican food for granted. I mean, doesn’t every city have more burrito joints […]

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A Cooking Hiatus

Normally, I’m not one to get tired of cooking. Sure, after cooking all day on Thanksgiving, I was happy to eat leftovers for the next day or two, but then I was itching to get back in the kitchen. After cooking for clients all week, I won’t object to Cary picking up food or Cori […]

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Springtime Savory Bread Pudding

Craving spring vegetables? Try this – head out to your farmer’s market or produce stand, and grab a few cups of the springiest, greenest vegetables you can find. Take them home, chop them up, and turn them into a savory bread pudding. That’s right. Even though bread pudding is best known as a(n extremely) delicious […]

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