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Archive | September, 2011

Farm Fresh Cooking

Sure, most people associate pick-your-own farm activities with spring or summertime. But in most places, there’s still plenty to pick in the fall. And the cooking possibilities from the autumn harvest are practically unlimited. Last weekend we took a trip to Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark, a Southern California pick-your-own staple for generations. We found [...]

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Gluten-Free Day

We have quite a few friends who are maintaining a gluten-free diet, and we’ve been curious about it for a while. But what does it really entail? Would we have to give up bread, pizza, and cookies? Because that would be kind of a big problem in our house. That’s why, when Udi’s Gluten Free [...]

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A Pie Contest

I cook a lot, and I cook for other people a lot, but in almost every case those people either love me or at least like me, and they’re generally appreciative of the food I cook. So that’s why it’s a strange experience for me to cook “competitively” in any sort of a contest/judging situation. [...]

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Hunger Challenge Day 7

Hunger Challenge Day 7

As of today, the Hunger Challenge has drawn to a close in our household, much to everyone’s relief. We closed out the week with a large pot of slow-cooked vegetarian chili, which was tasty, but it pretty much proved that everyone is tired of meals that are pumped up with copious amounts of tomatoes, carrots, [...]

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Hunger Challenge Day 6

We are nearing the home stretch of the Hunger Challenge, and the end will certainly be a relief. But at the same time, this challenge has been oddly satisfying. When you have to make do with what you have, and find ways to make the most of your little bits and pieces, it really gets [...]

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Hunger Challenge Day 5

OK, so remember that $8.99 chicken we roasted one night, and then chopped it up the next night for tacos? We are still not willing to let that chicken go until we get every last possible morsel out of it. That’s why I spent a few hours today cooking it down and making it into [...]

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