Monthly Archives: July 2017

The Burger

Anyone can take great meat and make a delicious burger (so long as they avoid overcooking it).  It takes a master to make a burger into something special.  Fortunately for me (and a bunch of other restaurant-goers in the Tampa … Continue reading

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The Knife Story

Yesterday, I mentioned the only time I’ve cut myself with one of our Shun knives is when I was cleaning it (and amusingly David later said same for him; I swear, if we’re not careful, people are going to start … Continue reading

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The Knives

Cooking can get to be an expensive hobby, what with all the exciting gadgets and cookware available to us in the 21st century.  While we have lots goodies like cherry pitters and salad spinners, brassiers and Dutch ovens, it’s helpful … Continue reading

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Post-Ric’s Friday Wine Down

We moved to Lakeland just over a year ago and nearly immediately found a great local wine shop.  Ric’s Wine Market has become the place we get most of the wine we don’t pick up from mailing lists.  More importantly, … Continue reading

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Weeknight Cocktails

Here are two relatively simple cocktails for your weeknight enjoyment. Angel’s Envy Rye Manhattan   3 oz Angel’s Envy Rye 1 oz Carpano Antica Vermouth 2 dashes Angostura Orange Bitters Shaken over ice, strained, and served up. Garnished with a … Continue reading

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Cherry Leather

Sometimes you just try stuff to see what happens, and then you figure out later what you’re going to do with it.  We’re in the middle of cherry season, they’re delicious and cheaply available, so we figured we’d give Cherry … Continue reading

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Roasted Shrimp Tacos with Chipotle Pineapple Habanero Red Cabbage Slaw

All we wanted was something tasty, different, and relatively easy to make, as well as moderately light.  During the process, we may have come up with a new kitchen hack.  When the local seafood market had a nice deal on … Continue reading

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