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Camilla Mann
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Swazi Babotie
This is a traditional Swazi recipe for a spiced meat meatloaf that's finished by baking it under a
spiced custard. While S made the Malva Pudding for dessert, D, R, and D made the main dish for our feast from Swaziland. Ingredients 1 lb organic grassfed bee...
This is a traditional Swazi recipe for a spiced meat meatloaf that's finished by baking it under a spiced custard. While S made the Malva Pudding for dessert, D, R, and D made the main dish for our feast from Swaziland. ...
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Chavez Cellars 2010 Zinfandel {Tasting Notes}
We went on a hunt for wildflowers yesterday. According to one of the park docents, we missed it by about three weeks. Instead of hills draped in a carpet of orange poppies, we had charred blossoms; they weren't just wilted, they were positively singed. Look...
We went on a hunt for wildflowers yesterday. According to one of the park docents, we missed it by about three weeks. Instead of hills draped in a carpet of orange poppies, we had charred blossoms; they weren't just wilted, t...
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Ostrich Lasagna
Yesterday we visited an ostrich farm and fed some of the animals. I had warned the kiddos that it was a farm and we might purchase eggs and, possibly, meat. The guy manning the store didn't have the meat there, but told me where - in town - I could find it....
Yesterday we visited an ostrich farm and fed some of the animals. I had warned the kiddos that it was a farm and we might purchase eggs and, possibly, meat. The guy manning the store didn't have the meat there, but told me wh...
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(Non-Traditional) Bojo Cake from Suriname
Bojo is a flourless cake made, traditionally, from grated coconut and
cassava. Cassava is a starchy root plant also known as yucca. It's also, traditionally, made with rum-soaked rasins. I completely failed on multiple counts in bringing the ingredients for...
Bojo is a flourless cake made, traditionally, from grated coconut and cassava. Cassava is a starchy root plant also known as yucca. It's also, traditionally, made with rum-soaked rasins. I completely failed on multiple counts...
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Redemption: Kouign Amann v.2
Remember when I made briquettes ? Well, I couldn't let that failure stand. So, the day after I completely failed at creating those dreamy, buttery, flaky morsels, I went back into the kitchen and gave it another try. This time - success! Ingredients 1 C wat...
Remember when I made briquettes? Well, I couldn't let that failure stand. So, the day after I completely failed at creating those dreamy, buttery, flaky morsels, I went back into the kitchen and gave it another try. This time...
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Tasting Notes: Tarpy's Roadhouse
Fifteen years ago, Jake and I celebrated our wedding with a beautiful, sun-kissed afternoon on the upper patio at Tarpy's Roadhouse . Funny story: when we told my parents that's where we had chosen for the reception, my mom pitched a fit. "Why are we having...
Fifteen years ago, Jake and I celebrated our wedding with a beautiful, sun-kissed afternoon on the upper patio at Tarpy's Roadhouse. Funny story: when we told my parents that's where we had chosen for the reception, my mom pi...
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Malva Pudding {Swaziland}
Tonight, to go along with our tabletop travel to Swaziland, S made a Malva Pudding while I made the caramel sauce. Ah. Mazing.  Malva pudding is a sweet pudding that contains apricot jam and has a spongy caramelized texture. A cream sauce - or a caramel sau...
Tonight, to go along with our tabletop travel to Swaziland, S made a Malva Pudding while I made the caramel sauce. Ah. Mazing. Malva pudding is a sweet pudding that contains apricot jam and has a spongy caramelized texture. A...
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Food'N'Flix Invitation: Chef
It's my turn to host  Food'N'Flix   where we watch movies and head  into the kitchen and cook or bake or make something based on a recipe they actually make in it or just something we were driven to make after watching it. For April's round, I selected Chef...
It's my turn to host Food'N'Flix where we watch movies and head  into the kitchen and cook or bake or make something based on a recipe they actually make in it or just something we were driven to make after watching it. For ...
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Goedangan, a Surinamese Salad
Goedangan is a cool and
refreshing salad that's similar to Indonesian gado-gado . It's made with blanched vegetables in a cococnut-based dressing. Ingredients 1 small head of cabbage, thinly sliced 8 oz green beans, ends trimmed 2 C mung bean sprouts 2 hard...
Goedangan is a cool and refreshing salad that's similar to Indonesian gado-gado. It's made with blanched vegetables in a cococnut-based dressing. Ingredients 1 small head of cabbage, thinly sliced 8 oz green beans, ends tri...
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Pho Ga for the (Belated) Improv Cooking Challenge
Last month I found a new cooking challenge:  Improv Cooking Challenge  hosted by Lesa of  Edesia's Notebook . The idea - we are assigned two ingredients and are challenged to create a recipe with those two things. March's assigned ingredients: Chicken and N...
Last month I found a new cooking challenge: Improv Cooking Challenge hosted by Lesa of Edesia's Notebook. The idea - we are assigned two ingredients and are challenged to create a recipe with those two things. March's assigne...
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Spring Blossom Syrup from #FlowersandGin
Last week I went to #FlowersandGin - and I still do need to post about that class - where we infused booze and a cold-process simple syrup with foraged, seasonal deliciousness. It was a lovely evening with some lovely gals. Thanks, Katie and Lolo! I receive...
Last week I went to #FlowersandGin - and I still do need to post about that class - where we infused booze and a cold-process simple syrup with foraged, seasonal deliciousness. It was a lovely evening with some lovely gals. T...
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Apricot Apple Pie & Whiskey Sours Helped Us #PartyLikeaMadMan
When the authors of The Unofficial Man Men Cookbook extended an invitation to toast the Mad Men Season Finale at their Mad Men Blogger Virtual Dinner Party, I almost skipped reading the rest of the email because, well, I had never seen Mad Men. Then I disco...
When the authors of The Unofficial Man Men Cookbook extended an invitation to toast the Mad Men Season Finale at their Mad Men Blogger Virtual Dinner Party, I almost skipped reading the rest of the email because, well, I had ...
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tree-hugging, veggie-crunching, jewelry-designing mean mommy who loves to cook but hates to clean
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Freelance writer, photographer, foodie blogger. Passionate cook. Jewelry maker. Avid reader. Coffee snob. Wife. Mom.
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Rome, Italy - Berkeley, CA - Monterey, CA - Soest, The Netherlands - Novato, CA - Edmond, OK - North Highlands, CA - Austin, TX
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