Community Garden Plot – Update
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Howdy, all! Summer is just around the corner, and both my patio garden and the community garden plot I share are growing like gangbusters. (The plot seems to grow weeds better than anything else, but we’re making it work.) You … Continue reading

Food Blogger Smart Cookie Challenge Part 3: Dessert
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Continued from Food Blogger Smart Cookie Challenge Part 2 Food Blogger Smart Cookie Challenge Part 3: Dessert Dessert: Daifuku One of my favorite items at dim sum is a sesame ball, lightly sweetened red bean paste surrounded by supple, chewy … Continue reading

Chef Watson – Ground Beef Stroganoff
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Chef Watson – Ground Beef Stroganoff  As you may recall, I have been part of a group of beta testers noodling around with the IBM/Bon Appétit software collaboration, Chef Watson. The following is another of the dishes  I prepared using … 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

2013 Cookbook Challenge – Intro
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I adore cookbooks, those colorfully-bound culinary instructions manuals, these days disguised as coffee table books, full of lavish photographs of delectable food.  They inspire even as they instruct.  They generate hunger while at the same time promising to satisfy it.  … Continue reading