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The Way to Cook: French Onion Soup

This is seriously good cold weather fare. It’s probably best left for a weekend project but it is so worth the two hours or so it takes to pull it off. I have always wanted to make French Onion Soup and am really glad I finally gave it a try. jwa is glad too.


Chicken Marsala is Really Very Tasty!

Occasionally, I go to the Whole Foods by my work when I forget lunch. I am sometimes seduced by the hot food bar. “Come to me…” it taunts. “All kinds of cuisines…look, above me, it says Global…” It looks good, it all smells good, but when I get back to work I am almost […]

Astoria & the Great Columbia Crossing

So, jwa and I did the Great Columbia Crossing 10k in Astoria on Sunday. He ran and I walked it. He did the 6.2 miles in 49 minutes and 49 seconds. So awesome! Meanwhile, I walked the 6.2 miles in 1 hour and 40 minutes. Not too bad. My goal was to come in […]

Experiment: Green Tomato & Mushroom Lasagna

So, I was listening to the Splendid Table last Sunday night and the first caller asked about green tomatoes and what to do with them. Great question, I thought, as tomato season here is from, uh, September 20th – October 10th. We have a lot of tomatoes that did not turn red. I wore […]

Spicy Sesame Noodles with Thai Basil

Went back to Uwajimaya again and got more wonderful things — like tons of Thai basil and coconut milk (2 cans for $1.50!), assorted frozen dumplings and some white miso paste. Soon we will steam all the dumplings in one sitting and have Janet Reno’s Dance Dumpling Dumpling Dance Party. But for now, there […]