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Bread and Water

Bread and Water

Fall is turning into winter, it gets dark far too early, it’s cold and dark out. Yes, winter has started to creep into St. Louis. And as the wind whistles around outside, it is blowing through the empty halls of this blog as well. Sorry about that. What happened to me? What happened to November? […]

Farmer's Style Bone-In Chicken Cacciatore Deconstructed

Farmer’s Style Bone-In Chicken Cacciatore Deconstructed

Last month I had an assignment from Sauce Magazine to photograph Paul Manno’s Cafe which was one of the tougher food shoots that I’ve done in a while, mainly because of the near-pitch black ambiance of the restaurant (works well for a stylish dinner, a bit challenging for photography). In addition to a review of […]

Vegetarian Corn Chowder

Vegetarian Corn Chowder

As you can imagine, the spirits of Cardinals fans are about sunny as the weather here in St. Louis – after two tough losses in the World Series, the mood here is decidedly glum. And the weather today seems to be taking it’s cues from the fans – overcast, cold and on the verge of […]

I'm Back with Baguettes

I’m Back with Baguettes

On Friday I wrapped on the last shoot in a several week assignment that took me to Dallas, Salt Lake City, Chicago, Scottsdale and finally Silicon Valley. Before that another project had me on the road to DC, Raleigh, San Francisco, middle of nowhere Arkansas, and New York City. After the jet lag sorted itself […]

Lemon Lime Shortbread Cookies with Fresh Basil

Lemon Lime Shortbread Cookies with Fresh Basil

I like single serving foods, particularly single serving desserts. I don’t eat a ton of sweets as it is, and when I make something large like a cake or a pie, I end up eating too much of it at once or letting it go to waste by not eating enough of it. We are […]

Asian Broccoli Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing

Asian Broccoli Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing

Last week I had some friends over for some pulled pork and I made cole slaw to go with it. My recipe called for both red and green cabbage. The thing is, if you use two whole cabbages to make slaw then you have enough slaw for about fifty people. So I made half that […]

Baked Eggs with Goat Cheese and Prosciutto

Baked Eggs with Goat Cheese and Prosciutto

Sunday mornings are generally for sleeping late, coffee and the paper, maybe some football if it’s in season. When we lived in New York Sunday mornings often meant brunch out somewhere as well. It is perfectly acceptable in New York to have brunch at 12 or 1pm meaning there is no rush to get up. […]

Pasta Carbonara with Peas

Pasta Carbonara with Peas

I have a thing for certain types of pasta, and by thing I mean the inability to stop eating certain types of pasta. For example, Chinese take-out lo mein. I have to order half orders of the stuff because if I get the big one I’ll eat the whole thing and feel terrible. I dunno […]

Cherry Apricot Cobbler

Cherry Apricot Cobbler

As I mentioned in my last post, I got over-zealous with my cherry purchasing a few days ago and ended up with a truckload of the buggers. I started right out with storing a couple pounds of them away in the fridge, deeply marinated in brandy for a day this fall when they will emerge […]

Brandied Cherries

Brandied Cherries

I have been walking past the fresh cherries in the store for a while now and never picked any up. Until today. I had a cherry tree at the house I grew up at, and remember fighting the birds for the cherries. The birds were willing to eat the cherries before they were ripe though, […]

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