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Back to School Ideas

I’ve got 9 Back to School breakfast, lunch and snack ideas – head over to my guest post on Bon Appetit’s site! Oh and pssst….I’m also featured on Saveur.com for Marcella Hazan’s Simple Tomato Sauce recipe.

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Korean Beef Rice Bowl

Last week was “Sneak zucchini on  your neighbor’s porch day” – and lo and behold, I got a few on my doorstep. Except none of my neighbors have gardens. It’s a complete mystery, and I appreciate the thoughtful gesture. I guess if anyone could find a use for zucchini on my block, it would be me. Though I’m hoping the …

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Street Girls

My trip to NYC for BlogHer started off with a little hiccup, and it had everything to do with three bloggers’ naivety about NYC traffic and overestimation of our lady skills in attracting a cab. Ree, Elise and I were supposed to host an award for the SocialLuxe party – we were to be on stage at 6:20pm on the …

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Cauliflower and Kale Salad (Cauliflower Tabouli)

8/3/10 Update: Sorry for repeat post from 2 days ago – my database crashed!!! EEEEKS! So I had to restore from older backup and recreate this post. Public service announcement: BACK UP!!! At the risk of upsetting my vegetarian, vegan and raw fans, I’ll say this: ban the raw cauliflower. Especially the ones you find on raw veggie platters with …

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Dragon Rolls

Dragon Rolls at new Asian Cuisine sheet nori, halved 2 cups (10 oz/300 g) sushi rice ½ English (hothouse) cucumber, halved lengthwise, seeded, then cut into strips ¼ inch (6 mm) thick ½ fillet barbecued eel, cut into strips 1 avocado, halved, pitted and peeled 4 teaspoons umeboshi (pickled plum) puree Japanese soy sauce, for serving

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Fun Finds on the Web

Some fun finds on the web…. This lady cracks me up: She runs a blog called Titli’s Busy Kitchen – and is the only cook I’ve ever seen with an unusual technique in baklava making….dancing. (via Chow) *** If you haven’t yet seen my lusty obsession over these Pale Ale Pretzel Caramels by Heather of  Sprinkle Bakes, I’ve got her …