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Year One STL: Billy Goat Chip Company

Dr. Fiance and I moved to St. Louis on July 1, 2010. It is hard to believe that we are coming up on our first anniversary in Missouri. In honor of this first year I am going to be publishing a series of posts about the things that we have come to love about St. […]

Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Orange

Now is the time when I should be cooking all sorts of spring food, purchased from the farmers market, grilling stuff (if I had a grill) and in general being a good example of a seasonal cook. Yesterday however, I got a specific request for our weekly loft dinners: I was asked to make sweet […]

Roasted Asparagus

If whatever you are doing right now is not going to the farmers market to get a pound or so of fresh asparagus, then stop what you are doing right now. Run (do not walk) to the farmers market to buy fresh asparagus. Bring it home, trim off the woody ends and peel away the […]

Spinach and Basil Pesto

Spinach and Basil Pesto

Have I mentioned how much I wish I had a garden? Granted, in this fantasy world garden I would have, it would come with my father to plant and maintain the garden so that at any point I could wander out there and pick fresh herbs and vegetables. I’m sure that I wouldn’t have the […]

Warm Weather and Applesauce

Growing up in a household with a garden ruined my palette for lots of store bought foods and produce. And the funny thing is that for the most part I didn’t even know that everyone in the world didn’t have fresh vegetables for most meals and that they didn’t have home made strawberry jam in […]

Getting My Greens: Kale

Getting My Greens: Kale

Everyone has been all a-twitter about kale these days, and after some prompting by some friends I finally took the plunge and picked up some up. I was a little skeptical about kale because my only experience with it thus far was using it as a garnish for molded jello when I worked wait staff […]

Baked Potato Chips

Baked Potato Chips

As we roll down the last few days before Christmas fueled on cookies, sweets, and booze, it is my goal to get the fridge and cupboards cleaned out for the new year. So I am doing my best to eat what we have on hand, and avoid buying any more groceries until after Christmas. I […]

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