Archive | May, 2012

Lavash – New Ideas for an Old Style of Bread

Last weekend, I stopped by my local grocery – New Leaf – to pick up some lunch with a food-loving friend. While we headed to the check-out, we passed a table offering samples of rolled bread called lavash, which we of course stopped to sample. Lavash bread and crackers are of Armenian origin many thousands […]

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I Think I Can, I Think I Can … Apricot Raspberry Jam

When summer fruit season arrives, I buy fruit at the farmer’s market with the youthful enthusiasm of a 14-year-old girl let loose in a discount Abercrombie outlet with a limitless credit card. The only difference is that fruit rots a lot more quickly than clothes and can’t be handed down or CAN it? Last year, […]

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Five Easy Recipe Ideas for Memorial Day Weekend

Firing up the grill for the first time this weekend? Hosting or attending a neighborhood gathering to kick off the summer? Celebrating a graduation? Whatever the reason, most of us will be joining family or friends to soak up the warm sun and celebrate the end of school and the start of some much needed […]

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A Fun Twist on Two Classics: Key Lime Bars with Chocolate Pistachio Crust

What do you get when you cross a lemon bar with key lime pie? Key Lime Bars with Chocolate Pistachio Crust. Key lime pie is a recent addition to our Thanksgiving food traditions. How did this happen? Well, honestly, I don’t know. I think @dormantchef wanted to recreate something we once made in our gourmet […]

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Wordless Wednesday: A Mother’s Day to Remember

Thanks to @dormantchef and @techsavvyteen for contributing some of the photos! Share this post:

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Celebrating Four Generations on Mother’s Day

I interrupt my regularly scheduled food posts from our trip to Oahu to talk story with you on this Mother’s Day instead. After enjoying the quaint, quiet, and cozy North Shore of Oahu, we headed south to Honolulu, the antithesis of the north end of the island. Crowded, bustling, almost intimidating but we found a quiet […]

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Melissa Clark's Corn Salad

Just in Time for Mother’s Day and Summer: Melissa Clark’s Make-Ahead Corn Salad

Busy. Frantic. Schizophrenic. Over-booked. These are the modifiers that pop into my head while looking at my May/June calendar. Teacher appreciation lunches, SAT and AP tests, Mother’s Day, @dormantchef’s birthday, Memorial Day Weekend, my birthday, my daughter’s graduation, BlogherFood (I’m speaking!) and the list could go on. But I know I’m not alone in this […]

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Wordless Wednesday: The Shrimp Trucks of Oahu’s North Shore

Where the gourmet food truck craze really began! Thanks to @techsavvyteen and @dormantchef for the beautiful photos!   North Oahu on Dwellable Share this post:

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