Monthly Archives: November 2013

GRASS-FED BEEF: THE LEFTOVERS

As I mentioned in a previous post about the many wonderful qualities of grass-fed beef, among them is that it is less “marbled” than feedlot beef, its fat being laid down around the muscle rather than throughout it.  And one of … Continue reading

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FROM GRASS-FED BEEF TO AN ASIAN-INSPIRED STEAK

One afternoon while I was at work, I received a FedEx box from the kind folks at Marx Foods.  It wasn’t exactly a surprise, though it was a thrill.  They’d posted a call for cooks interesting in trying out their … Continue reading

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THE WEEK IN PICTURES

A week ago today, virtually to the minute, this was our sky.  What a difference a week makes.  A fast, cold storm blew in on Wednesday.  It began to snow that afternoon. I fell asleep that night to the sound … Continue reading

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WORDLESS WEDNESDAY: 11/20/13

Chilly daylily in a snowstorm

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WEEKNIGHT DINNER: PASTA WITH ROASTED PUMPKIN

Late one afternoon I needed to roast a small pumpkin to use in a batch of bread I’ll be making tomorrow.  The recipe suggests using a sugar pie pumpkin, an heirloom variety with deeply orange flesh and a naturally sweet … Continue reading

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THE DAY IN PICTURES: Sunday, 11/17/13

Five-minute breakfast:  leftover multigrain rice warmed in the microwave with  leftover black beans, add a gently poached an egg and a spoonful of salsa.  And NPR.  And coffee. A long walk with two happy dogs.  Actually, a short walk makes … Continue reading

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MAN IN THE MOON FRENCH TOAST

Afternoon was rapidly turning to evening as the dogs and I returned from our end-of-the-day walk.  Along the way, I’d noticed that the man in the moon looked kind of concerned. His mouth formed a small “o”, his eyes appeared … Continue reading

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CALIFORNIA LUNCHING

Thank heaven I traveled a day earlier than I’d originally intended.  The daughter and her roommate picked me up at the terminal which 24 hours later would be shut down after a horrible shooting.  But I knew none of that … Continue reading

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