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Business Maintenance

The lady is out of town this week at a conference, and while I expected to do a lot of cooking while she was gone I’ve found that without her around to share the food I haven’t felt much of a drive to cook. Instead I’ve been eating like a bachelor. Lots of sandwiches (with […]

Oat Soda Bread

Oat Soda Bread

Soda bread. Sounds all old timey doesn’t it? Conjures up images of John O’Hara novels and aproned grandmothers in country kitchens. I’ve been making all of my bread from scratch these days (once you go home-made it’s hard to go back) but I have been sticking with yeast breads. I ran across a post over […]

Poached Egg and Beef Bouillon Soup

Poached Egg and Beef Bouillon Soup

After a fun night out on the town with some friends, I woke up on Sunday morning to broken internet and a slight hangover that needed something tasty. As a side note, the sad thing about growing older is that I find that I tend to get hangovers even if I haven’t been drinking that […]

The Perfect Martini

The Perfect Martini

It is hard to beat a good cocktail. I feel like I could end this post with that statement. The only thing that beats a good cocktail is a good cocktail served with or perhaps directly before good food. Where champagne is drunk on more holidays and special occasions, the cocktail celebrates the end of […]

Hachis Parmentier Recipe

Hachis Parmentier Recipe

During a very relaxing weekend at my parent’s house over Christmas, Dr. Fiance and I took advantage of some much needed down time. She spent some time knitting her first scarf while I spent some time reading mom’s cookbooks. The one that I spent the most time flipping through that weekend was Around My French […]

Creating Sun on a Cloudy Day

Creating Sun on a Cloudy Day

Yesterday I spent some time testing some new lighting techniques (and tweeted about it) and got a number of inquires for more information about what I was doing. I have started to put together a longer post about some of the techniques that I am working on. But as I got into it I realized […]

Party Planning

You know, there was a time when I made things easy on myself. When I entertained I went shopping the morning of the party, picked up some baby carrots and a few bags of chips, a couple of six packs and called it a day. One of my friends once showed me how to turn […]

With Bold Knife and Fork

I’m preparing for a party tomorrow night and won’t have a lot of time to do my daily post today. And lets all pretend that I didn’t do one yesterday either. I did, in fact, cook this week – last night I made a very nice curried lentil dish, the night before that I made […]

Home Made Yogurt

Home Made Yogurt

I am starting to realize that many of my food ideas come from my parents. The more that I get into this cooking thing, the more memories I am having about the food that I ate growing up. Obviously there are big meal occasions that I remember, but more often than not, the things that […]

Cranberry Corn Muffins

Cranberry Corn Muffins

I’m not going to lie, it is hard to get back into the swing of things after the holidays. Here it is Tuesday already and I feel like I haven’t even really gotten going for the week. Yesterday was spent tearing down the Christmas tree and getting my bearings on post-holiday life. Yesterday I also […]

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