Monthly Archives: January 2010

What I’m Reading Today

The cool weather is lingering, with rain to boot.  Keep on cooking!   Photograph: Jonathan Lovekin of The Observer I barely needed to read the recipe after seeing this stunning photo of Nigel Slater’s Mild Chicken Curry in the London … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading Today

Cabin Fever!  It’s been pouring in San Francisco.  I know, I’m from Seattle and the rain shouldn’t bother me but, Seattle rain tends to be drizzly and constant.  This is buckets, dumping sideways from the sky, with massive wind, thunder, … Continue reading

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My earliest food memory is peeking over the cutting board to watch my great grandmother (Grandma King) prep all her ingredients for homemade mac and cheese.  She was an amazing cook who’d come up to Seattle, from San Francisco, and … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading Today

In today’s LA Times Sarah Karnasiewicz writes all about savory pies.  Coming off the holidays you may have dabbled in pumpkin pie, apple pie, or pecan pie.  But, winter is here and having a rich pie crust filled with warm … Continue reading

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Homemade Granola

On my quest to eat well and spend less, I’ve been making mounds of homemade granola.  I use an old Bon Appetit recipe I’ve had for years, with a few of my own modifications.  I’m still playing with it, trying … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading Today

When I was growing up my grandma used to “fly south for the winter”, spending time in Orange County when the rains poured down in Seattle.  An amazing cook herself, she was a huge fan of the LA Times food … Continue reading

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A Taste of Things to Come

15 hours into 2010 and looking ahead.  I’m definitely a glass-half-full kind of girl and have only good thoughts about what’s to come in the new year.  I hope for the expected, health and happiness, and then a few other … Continue reading

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