Aug

29

Lean Thanksgiving …

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I know I know, what? Thanksgiving talk already? I have my reasons. I hate to say this, but Thanksgiving is one tradition that is so tiresome yet so necessary. I can’t handle not having a proper dinner, whether it is a steak night out with family or just a gathering at home. The entire year […]

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Aug

07

No Dish Entertaining….

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Veggie with Hummus paste. Okay so you’re in a hurry, maybe 6-7 people are nearby coming to your house to meet up or whatever, this spread is a quick solution. Do it fast but not sloppy is always my entertaining motto. I hate the word “entertaining” when it comes to serving people food I mean […]

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Aug

07

Mini Whiskey Dispensers

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I’ve always loved this idea of something being served at the table. I love this idea, too, of “serving yourself”. I mean like, I don’t work for you, ha. You want to drink, dispense it yourself. Ages ago I did this entire whiskey post and found myself at TUTHILLTOWN Distilleries, and received great service from […]

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Aug

07

Stone dispenser ….

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There’s something going on, like I previously stated, with stones or concrete. From jewelry to alcohol dispensers …. It’s all interrelated, again, Like I said and keep saying. This one is kind of cool but I’ve already done the “champagne” dispenser thing. So I just don’t care all that much. But if you like this, […]

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Aug

06

Avocado Salt and Pepper Shakers

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Some unique salt and pepper shakers, no? By Daina Platais….I can imagine this in any rustic ocean side villa near Ischia, Italy…

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Jun

23

Spicy Dirty Martini

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This is a different kind of dirty martini. I usually take a martini either dry (meaning nothing but vodka) or very dirty. You can consider this martini extra dirty, as it doesn’t involve olive juice. The juice I used to mix with vodka here is not only very spicy but adds a vinegary punch to […]

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Mar

13

Edible Bomb Shot

So it turns out I was lying on my couch watching Terms of Endearment, and this familiar scene sparked just enough motivation. Aurora on her first date, asking for whiskey. “Preferably wild turkey” she says. Due to Instagram’s 15 second stipulation, the film scene is posted before the video. If you follow the account you’ll […]

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Mar

25

Scungilli Fra Diavolo

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My guess is that most of you have been to an italian restaurant before. And you may have seen a variety of Fra Diavolo dishes. Those ones with shrimp and mussels or what not with spicy tomato sauce. But in my book there is really only one Fra Diavolo worth eating, and that’s one with […]

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Feb

07

New Payard

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Recently I or (we) stopped by JG Melons’ to get a burger (not something I do on routine, but geographically it was the best place to get a burger). I thought their burgers were perfection but also I’ve never met a burger I didn’t like, so it’s not like JG Melon’s can become a superlative […]

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Sep

24

Weeknight Carb Free: Toro Sashimi Salad

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Oh I tell you I try as best I can to keep my meals after 12 pm free of carbs. Lately it has proven to be very difficult, and you know how when the weather starts getting brisk you crave certain things, like cinnamon rolls at 5 pm…And a good handful of readers ask what […]

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Apr

16

Summer Lobster Salad

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The weather has finally switched, or at least I hope so. Last night I hardly got any sleep because my room was a little too balmy….. Of course I am now stocking my fridge with tons of Kale, Arugula, and another one of my favorite greens…Baby Spinach. A month or so ago, two of my […]

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Apr

02

Food for the King

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I am really glad that someone like David Chang has introduced Korean Cuisine to those who may not have been so familiar with it before. I am 100% sure all of you are familiar with Momufuku Ssam Bar and his other restaurants, and some very common things like Korean bbq, bibimbap, or even jap chae…So […]

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Mar

20

Bibimbap

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Second before I started this post, I just had to add a ‘Korean’ section to my food category list. I don’t know why I didn’t get around to it before, but bibimbap is one of my favorite dishes, along with nearly every other traditional Korean dish. (click link if you don’t know what Bibimbap is […]

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Jan

26

Vertical Pregame

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Some fried foods and beer, and ..some friends. Pregaming. But lets take it vertical. Koreans are heavy drinkers, and they have these things called levels. 1st 2nd 3rd level. 1st could be dinner and drinks, and then 2nd can be going to a bar, and 3rd could be ending up back at someone’s house for […]

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Jan

25

Knife block questions? Answered.

Wow I am being very good about answering all your questions no? Sitting down for a little break now. Just finished my 3rd espresso of the day. All this curiosity about knives..Is it this knife block below we’re talking about? Get it here.

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Dec

16

10 Kitchen Tools I’d love to have…

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One of the best things about having a blog is that you can organize a list of your favorite items and people who know you personally can read it, which means they don’t really have to guess what you WANT. Well it’s that time of year and the items below are all things I haven’t […]

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Sep

08

Don’t toss it

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What do you do with an empty Diptyque candle jar…too nice to throw it out..right? Use a damp towel to line the roots, I would even cut darts into the towel so it doesn’t pleat too much. ..from Balthazer..look at those vanilla seeds.

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Sep

05

Warm Chicken Salad

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Many times when I shoot food for the blog, I go the extra mile (maybe even 10 more extra miles) to label, package, and present the food..sometimes the recipes are complicated and I have an image I want to produce so I go out of my way to get the exact image I want..BUT most […]

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Aug

28

Turning $2 into a $20 dessert

It’s amazing what kind of magic a $2 cake batter can do, if you know how to tweak it. This moist supreme batter by Pillsbury is the best I’ve tried for quick cakes, I think it’s the 1 cup of jello that’s included inside the batter. The only problem is that if you don’t do […]

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Aug

22

Winding Down

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Ah! My day was so stressful, really. There’s no energy to cook tonight… just gonna do some blog browsing and channel surfing with cheese, uncured salami, olives, and wine. I don’t even like red wine but I have to have some tonight. I need to pass out soon, so tired. (Kiki De Montparnasse ‘sleep’ ‘f*ck’ […]

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