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Butternut Squash with Coconut, Lemongrass, Shrimp and Basil (and a Bunch of Other Stuff)

Here’s a recent meal that we had that was kind of based on a recipe I saw in Bon Appétit, but I changed a lot of it, so it ended up pretty different. It started with a butternut squash on the counter that I really had to use and a recent trip to Pok […]

Valentine BPW: A Fun Art Project (and a Recipe)

Edited to add, yay! It got there to Andrew at Spittoon Extra. It’s really cool to think that my art project from the basement last weekend is now in England!

I recently registered for What’s for Lunch Honey’s Blogger Postcards Around the World event. So fun. Buy or make a postcard for your secret […]

Super Foods Friday#4: Sweet and Sour Pumpkin

Yep, it’s another Friday so it’s time for another Super Food. This recipe is for a side dish, so I figured it was okay to only incorporate one super food in this one. Pumpkin. I love the pumpkin. I made this, however, with an acorn squash. Either will work and either are good for […]

SHF27: Chai Chocolate Pots de Creme with Dagoba Chocolate

Actually, a better name would have been, “Sugar High I’m an Idiot Day.” I thought it was due on the 26th, (Friday) but entries were due yesterday.


I need to read directions better. Regardless, food bloggers everywhere (with good reading comprehension skills) have posted their recipes and they have been rounded […]

The Great Fried Calamari Experiment

It was a success! It was also our appetizer during Life Aquatic Fest ’07. We snacked on it while watching some Jacques Cousteau. I never really thought I liked calamari, then I had some a few years ago at the Monterey Bay Aquarium — at the restaurant, that is, I didn’t just grab some […]