Monthly Archives: March 2011

Fennel, Leek, and Celery Root Gratinee

We were lucky enough this week to be visited by renowned metalsmiths/jewelers Wayne Werner and Barbara Bayne, who were on their way to the 2011Winter Park Art Festival, just outside of Orlando.  It also happens that Wayne is The Rocket … Continue reading

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Potato Cheese Soup with Turkey Sausage

As I’ve previously mentioned, our Monday night gamers are big guys with hearty appetites.  They appreciate good food, but they’re not particularly demanding of complexity.  We’ve previously made this soup for them, and every time I mention it, they all … Continue reading

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Roasted Asparagus and Pepper Salad with Dijon Dressing

I know that asparagus is a relatively popular vegetable.  It makes a great, simple side dish with nearly any meat, either roasted or steamed.  I like it so much that I want to branch out into doing more asparagus in … Continue reading

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Scalloped Potato, Leek, and Fennel

As I’ve mentioned before, I think fennel is an underappreciated vegetable in America.  We like to use it in a variety of recipes, but it really shines with other earthy vegetables.  This au gratin variation works with any number of … Continue reading

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Bourbon Marshmallows

There’s a fair amount of experimentation in our kitchen, which means occasionally there are things that get pitched into the garbage.  The good news is that this is one of the successes. We’re both great fans bourbon.  We have fresh … Continue reading

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Getting into (Mise en) Place

Living in Tampa is great.  We have wonderful weather, a large enough city to have enough culture without the insane rush hours, and all the things we want to make sure we can enjoy life.  Unfortunately, it’s not much of … Continue reading

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Turkey Shepherd’s Pie

I accepted many years ago that I’m a nerd.  Or a geek.  I don’t remember which is the good one.  Anyway, I’ve never given up on roleplaying games and other elements of nerd culture (I saw “Fellowship of the Ring” … Continue reading

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