Monthly Archives: December 2011

zucchini fritters with garlic-lemon cream cheese

when i found two zukes in the bottom of my vegetable drawer while deep-cleaning my apartment yesterday, i knew immediately what dinner would be: zucchini fritters.  i’ve made these before a couple times after seeing them on smitten kitchen. this recipe … Continue reading

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creamy mushroom pasta with truffle oil & thyme

my good friend john inspired this recipe. john is one of those people i envy. not only is he a wildly talented chef whose job description involves lots of traveling & eating (must be awful), but he is also very kind … Continue reading

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lunch at aldo’s cafe

wednesday, kari & i tried to go to slow food’s last cafe lunch, which was hosted in conjunction with the underground food collective. regrettably, the event was so popular that by the time we got there, all the food had sold … Continue reading

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snickerdudes

i’m on a holiday spice kick lately; can you tell? first it was the cinnamon sugar pull-apart bread & now it’s these amazingly easy to bake, super-soft snickerdoodle cookies from the kitchn. let’s not forget about my daily cup (or six) of … Continue reading

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impromptu spicy chipotle shrimp

it’s amazing how my leftovers seem to mysteriously disappear after a brief visit from the boyfriend, a first-year med student who lives over in milwaukee. hey, i’m not complaining though. after my fifth taco last week, i was well in need of his … Continue reading

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cinnamon sugar pull-apart bread

sunday night i was craving something sweet, so i stayed up late making this bread. halfway through, i got too tired to wait for the dough to rise yet again, so i assembled the doughy, buttery, cinnamon sugary pieces in the baking … Continue reading

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vegetarian coq au vin & hot mashed potatoes

coq au vin was one of my favorite things to make when i first got my slow cooker. it was a simple & sophisticated meal that stewed in red wine as i sat in class all day.  when i finally … Continue reading

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roasted vegetables with garlic & thyme

this is the perfect lazy sunday recipe if you’ve got leftovers to tide you over, though these vegetables can easily be turned into a meal. my favorite way to eat them is in a warm sandwich with a slice of … Continue reading

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dijon-braised brussel sprouts

yesterday was lazy & productive at the same time. tots has had a pimple for weeks now that google convinced me was a deadly tumor, so we got up early & road-tripped out to mount goreb to see a vet … Continue reading

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celebratory end of classes drink

today i went to an earlier yoga class than i normally do so that i could meet my friends out for a drink later to celebrate the end of classes this semester. as an avid yogini who practices almost daily, … Continue reading

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