Cucumber, Zucchini & Mint Salad

This is a salad I made up  when a friend invited me to a barbecue with 45 minutes notice. The combination of cucumber and zucchini was a happy accident; if I’d been designing this recipe from scratch it probably would have been only one or the other, but I didn’t …

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Battle of the Network Food Battles

Let’s stipulate up front that I know I shouldn’t be watching this garbage. In spite of that, my wife and I eagerly await all three shows each week. At least we have TiVO.

What garbage you ask? You were probably doing something intelligent like pruning your hedges while we watched the current crop of "reality" shows …

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Green Garlic and Mint Potato Salad – Recipe

Green Garlic and Mint Potato Salad

Green garlic is one of those wonderful farmer’s market ingredients. At least in my neck of the woods, you don’t often see it at grocery stores, but it is as at every market in the early summer months, where it overlaps with last year’s storage potatoes. Green garlic is simply the shoot of an immature …

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Guest Chef on The Waterfront

Tonight was our 3rd anniversary, and we celebrated at Farestart’s wonderful Guest Chef On The Waterfront fundraiser. Incidentally, did you know that the 3rd anniversary gift is traditionally leather? Neither did I.  So I guess for the vegetarians it is our vinyl anniversary. Oh the possibilities.

Anyhow, for those of you who don’t live in Seattle …

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Coconut Water

A few months ago I read Raw Food / 100 Recipes To Get The Glow and had a very brief moment of fascination, enough to drag out my dehydrator for a couple days before realizing that lasagna made from pasta is way better than lasagna made from thin sliced zucchini, and god knows raw macadamia …

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Review: Merenda Restaurant and Wine Bar, Bend, Oregon

We were down in Bend, Oregon this past weekend for a little R&R while mini-me spent some quality time with her Noni. On Saturday we wandered into Merenda Restaurant and Wine Bar at 5:30 and asked if we could reserve an outdoor table for 6:30. The hostess was very gracious and said she would do …

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Two Great Mexican Cookbooks

How about a Avocado-Mango Salad with Fresh (or Blue) Cheese and Toasted Pumpkin Seeds, does that sound any good?!? I’ve been aware of Rick Bayless for awhile as he often makes appearances on Food Network or gets mentioned in Food & Wine. But somehow I didn’t have any of his books on my shelf. I …

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