Monthly Archives: February 2012

SOUP FOR HEIDI: AT LAST, THE SOUP

Can you see why I was derailed a bit?  A knob of ginger (left) looks not unlike a sunchoke (right), would you agree?  So here we are back at the soup venue. I was thinking sweet potatoes.  They’re insanely good … Continue reading

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FRENCH ONION SANDWICH UPDATE

Yesterday I was so focused on the evening’s event that I didn’t have adequate time to respond to a very kind email I received in the morning.  I had entered my French Onion Sandwich in a contest sponsored by Whole Foods Market … Continue reading

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SANDWICH SATURDAY: EAT THIS SANDWICH

I had an intensely wonderful catering job last night, so I was a bit slow off the mark this morning.  The breakfast flag was no longer flying, and lunch hour was just coming into view.  Incidentally, lunch on weekends can … Continue reading

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COOKING CLASSES, INFORMATION FRIDAY

If you’re in the neighborhood of Billings, Montana, visit the website for The Copper Colander and take a look at the newly-posted schedule of cooking classes.  Click on the link to the store in the Blogroll below. Information Friday is … Continue reading

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SOUP FOR HEIDI

Not long ago I was lucky to have gotten back in contact with a good friend from my days in San Francisco during culinary school.  Heidi is her name.  She commented on the Tropical Quick Bread that, while it sounded good, … Continue reading

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TROPICAL GINGERY BANANA BREAD

This much we know:  I don’t have the boatload of ginger I thought I had, while I do have a similar amount of sunchokes.  Which caught me a little flatfooted.  I’d spent a couple of days rolling ginger ideas around … Continue reading

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JUST WHEN YOU THINK . . .

It’s been a strange few days.  Or rather a few days of some strange incidents.  Ones that left me thinking, is what just happened what I think just happened?  I swear, you couldn’t make this stuff up. Friday night I … Continue reading

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LOST SHOES RISOTTO

I need risotto tonight.  I just do.  As a flank steak instantly reminds me of Paris, risotto takes me straight back to Bologna and southern France. When I stayed with the daughter and her dancemates in Florence last summer, it … Continue reading

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SUNDAY BAKING: BROWNIES ESPAÑOL

Sunday has baking written all over it.  It makes the house smell great.  It has a nesting element to it.  It’s right up there with making soup.  It doesn’t even require changing out of pajamas, the luxury of staying in … Continue reading

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SANDWICH SATURDAY: FRENCH ONION SANDWICH

Please tell me I am not alone in having a dependable supply of bread on its way to being stale, but still edible.  Kind of.  It cries out:  Grill me!  So I do. And we always have onions lying around, … Continue reading

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