Monthly Archives: June 2010

A spa day for my chicken

This is the only chicken dish I have ever cooked that spent a day at the spa before being eaten. First came a nice long soak in a salt and brown sugar brine. A  jalapeño-fennel wrap followed and then, a … Continue reading

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The KITT in Kitchen

The KitchenAid stand mixer is the Knight Rider of home appliances.  She whips. She mixes. She tirelessly grinds hundreds of yards of homemade pasta. I am told that she also purees fruit, cracks open cans and converts slabs of beef … Continue reading

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Ordinary Berry

If you are a woman of a certain age..actually if you are a woman, period, there is a certain reaction you are expected to have when someone mentions the word Pinkberry. It goes something like:”Omigod, I luuuuuv Pinkberry” with the … Continue reading

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Duck..duck…sesame noodles?

My husband loves to order Peking duck from  Little Ollie’s, the only half-decent Chinese restaurant we have found in Denver. (This lack of decent Chinese food is, by the way, puzzling, given Denver’s status as an emerging destination for immigrants … Continue reading

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Easy Indian Silken Chicken

I always imagined that Indian cooking was about as accessible as its country of origin, involving the culinary equivalent of a 15-hour plane-ride in the back row of coach class. Then, I visited India for the first time last month. … Continue reading

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Good things come in malt packages

You can find an almost limitless array of recipes on the Internet… to the point that groaning about “having nothing to cook” is a little like Paris Hilton whining about having nothing to wear. But sometimes the best recipes are … Continue reading

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Cloudy with a chance of gazpacho

It has been in the 90s several times in the past few weeks. Which means we are now well into gazpacho season, a.k.a., the season in which it is ideal to slurp, lick or drink one’s meals cold. I have … Continue reading

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