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Under the weather, in bed, and between the pages

I’m sick. I’ve been sick. It’s a long story that doesn’t really need to be gone in to (which has never stopped me before, mind you), but I’ll spare you this one time. The only pertinent point is, I feel awful – so awful that I can’t even make myself soup to feel better. This […]

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Chinese Orange Chicken, and my new kitchen toy

Isn’t it lovely? Almost as lovely as my shiny new 6-quart enameled Dutch oven! Enter, Bessie LeRouge: I’nt she perty? Bessie arrived just days ago, at a healthy 13.4 lbs., and already I have dreams of her future. Ah, I can almost taste it: the beef bourguignon braising, crusty bread baking, doughnut deep-frying, and hearty stew simmering… what […]

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Leaving the kitchen and entering the blogosphere

Well, not leaving so much as taking it with me. The idea of food blogging has been simmering in my mind for a good half of a year, now. Hours spent browsing tastespotting.com, scrolling through David Lebovitz and The Pioneer Woman (among others), drooling over images and bookmarking recipes – but that’s only half of it. The […]

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