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Summer Pasta with Veggies and Marinated Mozzarella

This is a very quick, seasonal meal and I get to proclaim that orecchiette is my favorite pasta type ever. Some say ‘little ears’ but I think they look like little UFOs! We used a combination of two tomatoes from the garden and one heirloom local tomato procured elsewhere. I like using orecchiette here, […]

Grilled Garlic Steak with Argentinian Chimichurri Sauce

This is a meal inspired by a dinner that jwa had at his parents house a little while ago. He had gone down there to help them with some things and returned with tales of steak with garlic in it. Mmmmm…garlic in steak. I was intrigued. Such a great idea!

So, we grilled some […]

California: The Week in Pictures

Mostly pictures of our vacation to California last week. Very good as I am way tired. Goodnight. *snore*

Places mentioned —

Benbow Inn Monterey Bay Aquarium Boathouse Vacation Rental Sea Ranch Trinks Redwood Grill

Mussels with chorizo, tomato and tarragon at the Benbow Inn.

Benbow Bridge over the Elk River

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Decadent Pizza Alert: Tarragon Pizza Bianca

This was really good. I used pizza dough from Pasta Works for this, but you could also make your own (this is a good, easy recipe) or use a store-bought crust. I grilled my squash first and caramelized the fennel. You don’t have to do this. If you don’t, use the 2 tablespoons of […]