May – 2013 Cookbook Challenge
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  Tarragon. Tarragon is one of those herbs that I have seen frequently on lists of “top herbs and spices to have in your kitchen” or included as part of an 18-bottle spice rack combo pack.  It is one of … Continue reading

Chef Watson – Quinoa Pilaf
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Chef Watson – Quinoa Pilaf  Attention fellow food geeks!  Bon Appétit Magazine and IBM are working together to develop an exciting, new kitchen toy—I mean “tool”.   Chef Watson is a software program that, according to the magazine “essentially discovers and … Continue reading

April – 2013 Cookbook Challenge
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I am what you’d call a mutt.  Growing up, my brothers and I were told that our forebears hailed from a plethora of places, stretching across Europe from Poland to Ireland, and even down into Africa, with a little Jewish … Continue reading

March – 2013 Cookbook Challenge
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I come from what some might call a foodie family, and yet I didn’t always feel the pull of the kitchen as strongly as I do now.  My grandfather was a chef, and so was one of my cousins, for … Continue reading