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The Cabinet/Freezer Project: Smoked Trout, Horseradish and Green Apple Wraps

I have started a new personal project. That project is to clean out both the cabinet and freezer of stuff that’s been in there quite a while and that I haven’t used yet. Step one, of course, is checking the dates (of the canned items at least). After that? Anything goes. And the first […]

Decadent Dessert: Chocolate Strawberry Shortcakes

Look, strawberry season is upon us, so says the new issue of Bon Appétit (June 2007), which is where this delicious recipe comes from. I made these little chocolatey shortcakes for dessert when jwa’s parents were over for dinner Saturday night. Making the biscuits one day ahead worked well and it was also easy […]

WCC16: Chicken Plum Pie

I think I totally forgot about last month’s Weekend Cookbook Challenge. That makes me sad as I think that’s the first one I’ve missed for the past year or so. I’m also going to blame it on my cold last month and rejoin WCC this month as if nothing had happened…la-la-la-la-la.

So, for WCC#16 […]

To Do List

Rooftop garden at the Hotel Elliott, Astoria, OR

Things to do this week: 1. Write up post for WCC16 about chicken-plum pie from new Shakespeare cookbook 2. Vacuum 3. Finalize dinner plan for Saturday night when jwa’s parents are over for dinner (thinking rosemary, red wine & garlic marinated and grilled lamb tenderloin over […]

Italian Wedding Soup: Not Really About a Wedding

I have read that the soup is named for the harmony of flavors, not that it’s a favorite at Italian wedding receptions. So there’s that bit of information up front. Is it still a fun soup to make when you are planning a wedding? Yep.

I made turkey meatballs instead of the beef […]