Monthly Archives: May 2011

Spring Green Risotto

I think I’ve mentioned before that Cori and I have very different cooking philosophies. I like to try new recipes most of the time. Cori likes to cook her favorites (generally anything from Ina Garten). I like to throw in a little of this and a little of that. Cori likes to weigh her ingredients. […]

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Cilantro Tomato Soup

Let me tell you a story. One weekend day, earlier this spring, it was kind of cold and gloomy outside. Cary and I were working on various projects around the house and we got hungry, so I decided to make tomato soup. But due to my own laziness, incompetence, and failure to add canned tomatoes […]

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Cabbage and Apple Salad

I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty ambivalent about lettuce. Sometimes it’s good, like when it’s crisp butter lettuce dressed with balsamic vinegar or another strong flavor and accompanied with delicious ingredients like goat cheese and strawberries. Sometimes it’s just ok, like when it’s romaine lettuce tossed into a salad just to up the […]

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Seared Ahi with Pineapple-Strawberry Salsa

Is it warming up where you are yet? It’s starting to get sunny and warm here, and I keep thinking about summer recipes. Cornbread. Ribs on the grill. Chips and salsa. Guacamole. Fried chicken. Corn fritters. And grilled fish with fruit salsa. If you’ve never tried fruit salsa before, you definitely should. It has all […]

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Broccoli Cheese Soup

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before, but when I was growing up, I hated soup. I think it had something to do with the whole living-in-an-inhospitable-desert-where-no-sane-person-would-live-and-your-feet-burn-if-you-go-outside-barefoot-and-the-only-season-is-summer thing. I mean, I suppose one shouldn’t complain about 360ish days of sun per year, but I also definitely appreciate living in Northern California where there are […]

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