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Heading West

There comes a point in any man’s life when he has to throw away all conventional wisdom and spend two weeks in the car with a family member. In my case, that family member is my dad. The two of us are headed out west this week on a roadtrip to see our relatives in […]

Chorizo Sliders with Shredded Brussel Sprouts

Chorizo Sliders with Shredded Brussel Sprouts

I have gotten in the habit of ending up at Sanctuaria late nights on the weekend. They have excellent and inventive cocktails and they also serve food late (which is something that St. Louis is sorely lacking). One of the best things on the Sanctuaria menu is the Fritas, which are chorizo sliders. They will […]

A Small Victory

A Small Victory

The weather in St. Louis last week was incredible for February. The temperature rarely dropped below fifty and it was sunny and gorgeous outside. Things that I’d forgotten that I’d enjoyed: running outside in shorts (as opposed to fifteen layers of clothes) and driving with the windows down. I haven’t owned a car since 2000, […]

Eating Rogue

The first rule about fight club is that you don’t talk about fight club. The second rule about fight club is that you don’t talk about fight club. Suffice it to say that we had an amazing secret dinner on Saturday night prepared by secret chefs in a secret location and we secretly had an […]

Continuing Adventures in Breadmaking

Continuing Adventures in Breadmaking

A while back when I started making bread at home I raised the question about whether the quick and dirty method of making bread was a viable option or if it was just an easy way out of the problem. The quick and dirty method that I’m referring to is, of course, the five minute […]

Quinoa with Moroccan Winter Squash and Carrot Stew

Quinoa seems to be the in thing to be eating these days. It’s cheap, it’s healthy, and as long as you rinse it first it’s pretty easy to digest. It’s not exactly rice and it’s not exactly cous cous but in a lot of respects it’s like a cross between the two. My first exploration […]

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 […]

Edna Ruth Byler's Potato Rolls

Edna Ruth Byler’s Potato Rolls

Here’s something I noticed about all of this cold weather: if I have enough staples in the apartment then I don’t have to go outside at all. I realize that this doesn’t seem like it should be a new concept for me, but cut me a little slack. I’m still recovering from living in a […]

Companion and Niche Blogging Event

Companion and Niche Blogging Event

It’s approaching 9pm last night and I’m in the kitchen attempting to saute shredded brussel sprouts while at the same time keeping an eye on my vegetable soup. This is made slightly difficult because I have the front of the stove half-way open so I can keep an eye on the bruschetta that I have […]

Blogging in the Real World

I first started blogging way back in 2002-2003 on my first site, Exhibit 5a. My intention back then was to be sort of a gallery site where I would feature my own work and also the work of my friends. It wasn’t even a blog when it started – I was manually coding every single […]

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