Monthly Archives: November 2009

Miss Shirley’s Brunch

OK, this recent experience has infected me with a serious case of camera envy. Home for the holiday, I borrowed my mom’s new toy (Nikon D3000) to document my brunch with friend Elizabeth, author of Strawberries in Paris. We ate … Continue reading

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Daring Bakers Challenge: Cannolis

The Daring Bakers Challenge is a new monthly challenge I am participating in. Baking challenges are issued monthly, and on the 27th of each month, participating bloggers post their results on their blogs. This month challenge was not baked, but … Continue reading

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Breakfast at 158 Pickett Street Cafe

Headed over to my friend’s house earlyish on Sunday morning, I decided to check and see if I could detour over to the famed 158 Pickett Street Cafe. Yup, sure could (I mean, how far is too far for good … Continue reading

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Le Beaujolais Nouveau Est Arrive!

I went to the Rosemont Market wine tasting on Congress Street last night to pick up the 2009 Beaujolais Nouveau (and to drink some free wine, obviously). While we did not taste the Beaujolais, we tasted several other wines from … Continue reading

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Pasta with Tuna, Tomatoes, Garlic, Capers, and Olives

I have always been intrigued by recipes of this type. Pasta! Tuna! Oily salty bits! I love all those things! But in the execution, it was a little bit… fishy. Are you laughing at me? Because I felt kinda silly … Continue reading

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Deteriorating Duckfat Fries?

I, admittedly, have not had anything at Duckfat other than their Belgian fries, fried in, well, duck fat. And in the effort of full disclosure, I should let you know that I’ve only had Duckfat’s fries twice. But the second … Continue reading

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Mashed Potato Bacon Chive Pizza

Everyone time someone eats at Otto Pizza, they mention their potato, bacon, scallion pizza (The Phoenix, Appetite Portland, Eat & Run, and me). I didn’t have a slice of that particular topping-combo when I was there, but it definitely stuck … Continue reading

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Mushroom Leek Stuffed Chicken and Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Ahh, a needlessly complicated dinner. Best undertaken when you’re cooking alone, starting late, and really hungry, right? No, wait… My self-made quickfire challenge last night was a menu of crispy roast potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts, and mushroom leek stuffed chicken … Continue reading

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Baltimore Saurkraut Tradition

Whilst reading the Washington Post online, I learned that saurkraut is a Baltimore Thanksgiving tradition. Hm, I thought, I’m from Baltimore, and I’ve never had/seen/heard/smelled any saurkraut at the annual spread. I’m usually only concerned with canned green bean cassarole … Continue reading

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Gingersnaps with Crystallized Ginger

After a particularly harrowing trip to the mall (thanks Videoport for calling me about my lost and then found car keys!), my friend A and I retired to her house to make two cookie recipes. We ended up baking until … Continue reading

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