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Does salmon really need that pretty sprig of parsley?

Does salmon really need that pretty sprig of parsley?

Posted by on Oct 5, 2006 in food | 3 comments

Maybe. Read on for the reason why… I cooked salmon twice this week. One of my recipes needed cilantro – badly. It wasn’t the same without it. Cooking fish twice was a bit much and reheated fish had no appeal. What to do? Fish sticks of course! Not those fish sticks. This month’s Everyday Food had a recipe for freezer friendly fish cakes. Using leftovers...

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The classic craving combined

The classic craving combined

Posted by on Sep 30, 2006 in food | 0 comments

Today was a lovely day. My husband and I enjoyed some leisure time by borrowing a friend’s sailboat and having two hours of leisure on a local lake. The trip was relaxing, but my thoughts turned to poor Cate at Sweetnicks, who is prepping to move and probably not having a very relaxing start to her weekend. She has asked us all to bring our “Go-to” dish to...

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Weekend Cookbook challenge: “The Northwest Essentials Cookbook”

Posted by on Sep 29, 2006 in food | 3 comments

Sara at I Like to Cook recently had herWeekend Cookbook Challenge mentioned in a major newspaper about blogging events. The article specifically mentioned this wonderful adventure in cookbook exploration. I envy those with loads and loads of cookbooks since my collection is limited to what fits neatly above the stove. If that space ever got overcrowded I...

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WHB # 52 What is your favorite herb?

WHB # 52 What is your favorite herb?

Posted by on Sep 28, 2006 in food | 7 comments

I would really like to know how to make pasta. I am a bread guru and it seems pasta should be simpler than that. Alas, my attempt to make Gnocchi went awry, so now I go to the store and buy fresh pasta. Two words, however, might revive my fervor for making pasta from scratch – squash ravioli. My good friends know that I hoard squash. When I see squash for...

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SHF 23: Steamed Bao

SHF 23: Steamed Bao

Posted by on Sep 23, 2006 in food | 2 comments

Steamed Bao, in all forms, is a favorite lunch or snack for me. I particularly like the Sweet Lotus Seed Paste and Red Bean Paste buns from Uwajimaya in Portland, OR. These may seem run of the mill but I still like them. Since this month’s theme was surprise inside, a variation of Bao seemed like a perfect idea. Nic’s Baking Sheet blog inspired me to try...

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Don’t Get So Parsnippety

Don’t Get So Parsnippety

Posted by on Sep 20, 2006 in food | 4 comments

About a week ago, I had a friend over for some cooking, relaxation and a good movie. We had a side salad and main dish of fish topped with veggies. Something was missing. That something turned out to be parsnips. I had seen this recipe years ago, but hadn’t been near a parsnip until it appeared in my CSA share. The only hitch to the meal was a minor mishap...

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