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Tuna Meatballs or Le Migliori Polpette di Tonno

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Sometimes I come across a recipe and I am so intrigued that I just have to try it. Cinnamon and Tuna. Hmm…Yes, this is one of those recipes.

But, since it involved fish, I decided to get jwa’s opinion on it before making it. He’s somewhat picky about fish and I didn’t want to be left with 20 meatballs to eat all by my lonesome if he decided he didn’t think he’d like it. Not a fish meal, but try having to eat a whole pot of veggie chili by yourself and you will learn . . . → Read More: Tuna Meatballs or Le Migliori Polpette di Tonno

Roundup: Weekend Cookbook Challenge 30

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Well, here we are at the end of the month already. And here’s what we’ve all been waiting for — Weekend Cookbook Challenge 30: Farmer’s Markets. Thanks again to Sara for graciously allowing me to guest-host her awesome event for the month of July. I’m happy to say that there was a nice, respectable amount of entries, with all corners of the US and Canada representin’…hooray! I am always worried no one will send anything. I have issues, apparently.

Anyway, let’s get right to checking out the fabulous and colorful Farmers Market bounty, shall we?

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The Great Baklava Experiment … Success!

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So. Baklava. Mmmm. I have always wanted to make some. Then, last weekend I realized I had all of the components needed. It was like fate shouted down, “Make the baklava!” Really, you have to listen to fate.

I found a pretty simple sounding recipe at the Whole Foods Market web site and off I went.

Notes: The original recipe called for twice as much uh, everything. With two people, that seemed kind of unwise. Below is the halved recipe. If you want more, double all the ingredients and do not cut the phyllo in half. . . . → Read More: The Great Baklava Experiment … Success!

Korean-Style Grilled Pork Tenderloin — It's Great!

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First off, this recipe had a lot of pressure on it. I was opening a package of pork tenderloin so that I could slice it up and marinate it all day while I was at work. Note to self — do not use knives at 7 AM. I sliced the hell out of my finger. So much so that I had to call work and leave the following message:

Hi this is Michelle. I cut my finger and right now I’m walking around the house with it wrapped up in paper towels and packing tape. I’m . . . → Read More: Korean-Style Grilled Pork Tenderloin — It's Great!

WCC 30: Blueberry Pie (with a Lavender & Orange Zest Crust)

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Okay, here is my post for Weekend Cookbook Challenge, which incidentally, I am hosting this month. Yay! But, the real props go to Sara for starting and running such a great blogging event on a regular basis for a while now.

The theme for this July is Farmers Markets and at the Hollywood Farmers Market, (in Portland), I managed to find a whole bunch of beautiful blueberries. And, what’s a great thing to do with summer berries? Why yes, pie. You are so right.

For the cookbook, I turned to the one and only baking book . . . → Read More: WCC 30: Blueberry Pie (with a Lavender & Orange Zest Crust)