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The Chinese market | Under the freeway

Early Saturday morning, before we worried about putting on eyeliner or scrambling eggs for breakfast, my mom and I drove down El Dorado to the Chinese Farmer’s Market under the crosstown freeway. She’d ran into friends of a friend at Trader … Continue reading

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Stromboli My Heart

I suggested Chinese. Maybe a pizza. I was thinking OREOS or M&Ms at midnight. Then she said, “I was thinking about trying stromboli.” And that was that. I knew I wanted a low-key New Year’s Eve. To stay in. To … Continue reading

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Fire up your Dutch ovens

This year marked the 10th anniversary of a neighborhood event that centers around food, outdoor cooking and friends. The DOG (Dutch Oven Gathering; previously blogged here), aka pot party, brought about 60 neighbors and their families together to cook in … Continue reading

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Five Senses Monday

Happy Monday. I had a rather quiet weekend to myself, which is a bit unlikely and a bit nice. It eased my mind to catch up on personal projects and check things off that never-ending list of to-dos. We all … Continue reading

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Bierocks: A German family tradition

In every family, there are those meals that might not be great to outsiders, but are special in that sentimental, traditional way. There are those dishes that take you back to the memories, like the time your family cooked a … Continue reading

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Five Senses Monday

Well, it’s Monday again. Honestly, though, last Monday seems so long ago. This past week was one that kind of dragged on. I had a couple of dinners with friends at the beginning of the week, and now I keep … Continue reading

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The art of making raviolis

The last few months, many of my spare minutes have been spent in my aunt’s kitchen. It started with dinners that finished outside in the springtime. Soon we were grilling fruit and tofu, and experimenting with quinoa and our new … Continue reading

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