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gina-collia-suzuki's picture
Feb.15.2011
I've not cooked much of anything for the past month, mainly due to to the fact that Ryoma and I have both been ill, but I'm back in the kitchen now, along with my trusty sous chef... yay! Anyway, I thought it would be nice to try another Indian dish this evening, and I've opted for this one...
dale-estey's picture
Feb.07.2011
Onions are at the core of my CRY ME NO TEARS Trilogy - from the ground up. Praise onions, do I, and all their relatives. Onions are the most universal foodstuff you can find, and have been so throughout humankind's history. I used them full and well last night when making  a casserole - oh, yes! It...
colleen-smith's picture
Jan.24.2011
            My mother—an Austrian immigrant—husbanded a vivacious garden, harvesting and serving vegetables other kids shunned: Brussels sprouts and broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage. And we ate some vegetables other kids had never even heard of: kohlrabi and Swiss chard. Safe in the confines of...
jm-cornwell's picture
Jan.23.2011
There are times when cooking reminds of writing. In cooking, as in writing, there is a base of skills that provides the bedrock for creatiyy. Learning the basics of stocks, soups, sauces and the proper manner of doing things provides a platform for letting imagination and time take you where it...
rebbecca-hill's picture
Jan.21.2011
I once had a Turkey burger in a restaurant and it was OK, but not great. We’re trying to eat healthy and delicious. Whenever I would hear people talk about the George Foreman grilling Machine, I rolled my eyes. I thought it was just another gadget to own. Well, even when I reject something, I am...
gina-collia-suzuki's picture
Jan.08.2011
I love samosas, but I find the pastry casing a bit heavy sometimes, so I thought I'd try the filling in a filo pastry casing for a change. The pastry wrapping process might sound complicated, but it's straightforward once you've wrapped one samosa and know what you're doing, as long as you make...
charles-a-ray's picture
Dec.23.2010
I’m not all that keen on holidays; other than getting a day or two off from work or school, the only thing that ever really excited me was that it was a chance to do some serious eating.  When I was a kid, I always looked forward to holidays, because on those occasions, the table would be laden...
kelly-tweeddale's picture
Nov.24.2010
I usually live a fast paced life.  I’m a decision-maker, mother, multi-tasker, runner, knitter, writer, optimist, sister, daughter, friend; but I do not consider myself much of a cook.  It’s not that I can’t cook or follow a recipe; it’s just that it doesn’t come naturally.  I am much more...
jessica-anya-blau's picture
Nov.22.2010
Nothing in my childhood home resembled what I saw in my friends' houses.  My parents swam naked.  My father threw pots on a kick wheel.  My brother rarely bathed and hung out in a giant eucalyptus tree in the backyard.  My sister liked to walk up and down the stairs on her hands.  And the pet...
mary-wilkinson's picture
Nov.06.2010
The pumpkins were greatly reduced in price at the grocery store - most people don't know what to do after Halloween's necessary carving out of the beautiful meat within but I wanted to make Pumpkin Pie and so without the luxury of canned pumpkin in this country I had to resort to cutting, removing...