From the monthly archives:

December 2009

Add this one to your post-holiday menus. It’s on ours. This is one of our favorite ways to prepare cauliflower, and after a week of complicated, heavy meals, this easy, slightly spicy food is just about right. It still has some richness due to the toasted nuts, but that’s offset by the chilies and ginger. […]

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This post is for “Nancy O”, who spied pictures of our Beef Stroganoff on flickr and asked if we’d be posting it soon. It’s certainly a good time for this dish, at least here in Seattle where temperatures have been dipping into the 20s and even the teens. I made this last week when we […]

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To be honest, I made this ice cream in October and I’ve been sitting on the recipe ever since, waiting for December. That’s because it’s December flavored ice cream. The recipe came from David Lebovitz’s The Perfect Scoop, and in a book of great recipes, this one is among the best. Mr. Lebovitz doesn’t call […]

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As Harold McGee will tell you, controlling heat is one of the most basic challenges a cook faces in the kitchen. We’ve all heard that it’s important to preheat your oven, and heat your skillet before adding ingredients. With regards to preheating a skillet however, I’ve always just sort of put the pan over heat […]

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This is a bit of a follow up post to the gingerbread houses we posted last week. Our 2009 house is an almost accurate rendition of our houseboat. When we finished it and it was sitting on the table, I realized that it looks like a very modern house from the 70′s – I think […]

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Here’s a quick classic dish with an incredible tastiness to effort ratio. When we just can’t muster up the effort for an elaborate dinner, or when we’re in a bit of a hurry, we turn to this dish. It comes together in about a half an hour, tastes fantastic, and feels comforting. There are certainly […]

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