Monthly Archives: May 2009

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Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24: Fast Food My Way

Why do people buy fast food? For the price? The ease? The familiar taste? For this month’s 24, 24, 24, I decided to set out to see if I could recreate better versions of fast food classics… and it was harder than I…

Daring Bakers: Strudel

The May Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Linda of make life sweeter! and Courtney of Coco Cooks. They chose Apple Strudel from the recipe book Kaffeehaus: Exquisite Desserts from the Classic Cafés of Vienna, Budapest and Prague by Rick Rodgers. I like to…

Becoming a Wine-O: 2007 Côtes du Rhône Domaine de la Berthète

I’ve always been obsessed with wine: the way it looks, the way it tastes, the way it smells. I love the fact that it’s alive, that the process has been perfected over generations, and yet no two bottles are exactly the same. I…

Rosé and Fruit Salad

I used to hate picnics. I also used to hate lunch in general, but that’s neither here nor there. My opposition to picnics didn’t have anything to do with the outdoor setting, the paper plates or the gooey marshmallow roasting, all of which…

Cake Day: Buttery Apple Loaf Cake

I have trust issues. *Phew* There. I said it. That feels better. I’ve always had trust issues… I’m not too sure where it comes from. Maybe from growing up in a house where nothing–from the bathroom to your bedroom to even your diary–was…

Pasta with Four Tomatoes

Sometimes, I feel like I just can’t do it anymore. I wake up one morning, and I lie in bed without checking my e-mail immediately, like I usually do, because I know that I can’t open one more rejection letter, a long-winded and…

Becoming a Wine-O: 2008 Espigueiro Vinho Verde

I’ve always been obsessed with wine: the way it looks, the way it tastes, the way it smells. I love the fact that it’s alive, that the process has been perfected over generations, and yet no two bottles are exactly the same. I…

Pork Chops with Spicy Pineapple Salsa

When I was in elementary school, my biggest fear was the day that our gym teacher would inevitably annouce that we were running “the mile.” Running “the mile” was something that every elementary school kid was required to do, I assume, but for…

Cake Day: Cream Cheese Sandwich Cookies

I used to think I didn’t care what people thought of me. I’m brutally honest and wildly sarcastic. I’m high-stress and low-energy. I’m acutely aware of being mildly to moderately crazy, depending on the day and my caffeine intake, and I don’t hide…

Daring Cooks

I have been a bad blogger. Lots of things have happened recently: I got a new job, found out that I’m moving (temporarily), and this weekend I ended up making a surprise visit to the suburbs. All in all, not a lot of…

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