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Archive for June, 2012

June 27, 2012

Chinese Broccoli with Garlicky Ginger Miso

I’m so affected by food that even the mention of certain city names can illicit a salivary response. Pavlov’s dog for the foodie. If I think “Chicago”, I immediately remember Grant Achatz painting our table with candy gems, fruit baubles and sweet jams. Tomorrow, I’m heading back to Chi-town to speak at a food blogger event hosted by Verizon […]

June 26, 2012

Giveaway: Technique 2pc Enamel Light Weight Cast Iron Frypan Set

Now you’ll have all the cooking features of cast iron, in a lightweight design. Made with porcelain enamel exteriors and DuPont Teflon Scratchguard ULTRA nonstick coating, these pans provide energy-efficient heating and easy cleanup to make them favorites in any kitchen. From Technique(R) Cookware.

June 25, 2012

How to cook perfect rice in the microwave

How to cook rice in the microwave – in less than half the time it takes on stove or rice cooker.

June 20, 2012

Scallop with Mustard Miso Sauce

One of the seafood guys at the the local grocery store kinda gives me the heebs. He’s super-nice, friendly and helpful BUT as he packages up my seafood order, wraps it up in paper and hands it to me, he holds onto the package of seafood just a leeeeetle too long, winks at me and […]

June 20, 2012

Desperately Seeking Distractions

Our schedules this week worked out just right. Scott is off competing at a Taekwondo tournament in Arkansas. He’s gonna kick some butt. The boys are in sports camp during the day, and by the time they get home, they are so exhausted that they voluntarily go to bed early. And me? I’ve got a cookbook […]

June 15, 2012

Did you know oysters are ticklish?

I’ve managed to have packed a month’s worth of activities in Seattle into a weekend. We (my luggage and I) were in Seattle for BlogHer Food, a conference where 500 food bloggers congregate in one spot to talk about food, eat food, take pictures of food and gush about how great we all are. No […]

June 11, 2012

Warm Asian Potato Salad with Sesame & Fresh Chile Dressing

24 hours ago, I was in Seattle. 31 hours ago, I was in a car with a certain red head who likes to make farty sounds with her armpit as we were driving back to the hotel. 33 hours ago, Elise, Ree and I hosted a party for 500-ish people. After an entire day of […]

June 8, 2012

Giveaway: Knotty Daughters Aprons

Knotty Daughters Apron Giveaway
Included in this giveaway:
2 adult aprons (of your choice from the Knotty Daughters Website)
2 child aprons (of your choice from the Knotty Daughters Website)
How to enter the Knotty Daughters Apron Giveaway

June 6, 2012

Perks is a strange sounding word

One perk of having your own business is being able to combine a biz trip with a mini vacation. I feel a bit sneaky sometimes, how can I call hanging out on the beach, “work”?! Last week Scott and I took off for a few days to meet with my friends at [Cooking.com](http://cooking.com), who run […]

June 4, 2012

Pampering my gals

One of the reasons we bought this property is that it’s big enough to get reasonably lost in. Or purposely hidden in. Or accidently both, especially when you’re playing hide and seek with the kids with freedom of 5 acres, 3 buildings, 2 ponds, 2 hen houses and a “freaky forest.” We have a separate […]

June 4, 2012

Giveaway: $200 Steamy Kitchen Store Gift Certificate


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