What’s the name of that round purple girl from Willy Wonka?

In honor of my two sisters coming into to town, I made Beef Stew with Leeks and Vermouth. It’s a 2-day process that involves big words like ‘deglazing liquid’. It’s pretty awesome. Sure it takes a long time. Sure it … Continue reading

Try not to discuss your Muffin Topping at dinner

I’ve been muffin-topping lately. NOT HAPPY. What’m I doing about it? Upping my gym-time. Stocking up on veggies and salads. Attempting to eat less. *sigh*…same as everyone else on the planet.   Today I decided to have 2 über veggie … Continue reading

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Maple Dijon Vina-wha??

I was gonna write this whole big long lengthy lecture about Rutabagas and the Beef Stew I made for dinner last night. Instead: Here are quick photos. Maybe next time I’ll give more details. 1) The Rutabaga Gallery. Aren’t they just … Continue reading

How do you make a salad better?

How do you make a salad better? You sauté a bunch of mushrooms together with some onions and casually sprinkle them atop the pile of greens! That and some crispy breadcrumbs. Last night I ROCKED the salad bowl, if I … Continue reading