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Artichokes From The Garden

Since we are traveling for the next few weeks, I expect that most of my posts will just be a picture of something delicious and maybe a paragraph or two. As a warmup, here’s a picture of the first edible artichokes to come out of our garden. Gardening has been pretty much a laissez-faire …

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Contest: Looks Sweet, Eats Savory

Yesterday’s Caramelized Pear "Cupcakes" With Blue Cheese Frosting got me thinking that it would be fun to see what other playful stuff folks might make in this genre of food that looks like a sweet but eats like a savory. Let’s have a contest! Here are the rules:

Write up your entry and post it on …

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New Day, New Name!

When I started this blog, the impulse to create it THAT VERY MOMENT superseded the fact that I wasn’t really happy with the name The Vegetarian Foodie. Many of you offered great suggestions and I bent the ears of everyone around me. My friend MG suggested Herbivoracious and the more I sat with it, the …

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Salt Crazy (My Favorite Sea Salts)

It seems as if I have some sort of salt problem. I was thinking of writing about salt, and just raiding my cabinets I found the eleven varieties pictured above. This doesn’t actually put me in to the outer realm of salt craziness. I don’t carry my own in a little box to restaurants (though …

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I Like You (Hospitality Under the Influence), by Amy Sedaris – Cookbook Review with Recipe for Greek Koulourakia Cookies

Koulourakis (Greek cookies with cardamom)

For those of you who aren’t familiar with her work (most famously Strangers With Candy), Amy Sedaris is crazy. Bug f’ing nuts. Mad as a hatter.

While most of us who came of age in the late 60’s and early 70’s raced away from the aesthetics and values of that time, Ms. …

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Persian Sweets, Allergy Cards, and Virtual Carnivals

There are three unrelated things I want to talk about today. My challenge as an utterly unprofessional writer: segue between them so that you as innocent reader feel as if they are intimately connected.

Have you ever had Persian (aka Iranian) bakery treats? The Seattle area is home to the delightful Minoo Bakery at 12518 Lake …

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Rename this Blog (Your Help Needed!)

I’ve only been doing this blog for a month or so, and I’m not very happy with the name ("The Vegetarian Foodie"). I guess I just don’t like the word "foodie". So I’d like to take the opportunity to rename it while it is still young. I want the new name to reflect my passion …

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