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How Does Your Garden Grow?

I’ve had quite a few people ask about our little garden. I’ve mentioned it a few times in posts, and if you follow me on twitter you may have seen my periodic snapshots and updates on it’s progress. Because you really could call it progress. Amazing how in a matter of weeks (days, actually), you...

Oven Roasted Tomato and Goat Cheese Tarts

I’ve had this recipe bookmarked for some time now… ever since I was paired with my newbie blogger and saw it on her blog. So simple, but it works so well. The recipe originally called for puff pastry, which I always have a hard time finding. So I took the opportunity to use up some...

Roasted Chicken Thighs with Carrots and Honey

If you had been standing in the hall 2 minutes before this picture was taken, you would have heard me snapping happily away with my camera (I typically take anywhere from 20-40 shots of each dish, increasing my odds of getting a good one I say), quickly followed by “Oh crap! I forgot the parsley.”...

Salmon with Sweet Chili Glaze, Sugar Snap Peas, and Pea Tendrils

Pea tentrils are one of those ingredients that I assume I’ll never be able to find. I was so optimistic about my chances that I wrote off this recipe immediately, knowing I would never be able to find those all-important greens. This particular issue of Bon Appetit had two delicious-sounding salmon dishes: this one, and...

Spaghetti with Italian Sausage and Olives

Ladies and gentlemen, I’d like to present to you Taylor’s photographic debut! Just look at that white space (actually, I think he was mocking me here, but it’s a nice shot nonetheless). He cooks, he cleans, he photographs… if only I could get him up here to actually write this post (alas, he’s downstairs mopping...

Chocolate Covered Cream Eggs

Oh yes I did. Something I’ve been meaning to do for a while. I’ve had this recipe bookmarked… but haven’t had the guts to actually do it. Well I did it… I did it alright. I think I’ll do it again too. And again. And again. Granted, the closest I could scrounge up for an...