Nov

24

Edible Christmas Tree

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My philosophy on Christmas and holiday festivities in general is that all the family and friend gathering stuff comes second to the bottom line: Eating. What can I say? I coast holiday events to see what kinds of delicious foods I’ll get to consume- hopefully for free. Shameful, but too true. But…there’s slight a problem […]

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Feb

14

Valentine’s day dinner with Luxirare

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This post is for all my readers who are either getting over a painful breakup, recently divorced, or single. But you know Valentine’s day is just another excuse for couples to go out to dinner or drink (or both)… and why shouldn’t this apply to people who aren’t coupled up?? Valentine’s day is pretty open […]

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Dec

12

Cinnabon Fever

I know this is cliche, but I love the holiday season. Mild depression lurking, everyone is a little more boozed up than usual, and there’s that requisite gift giving which is pretty awesome- Though my family drives me crazy I also love spending quality time with them… I don’t know what it is about December, […]

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Dec
19

Egg Nog

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Starting out, fake out egg nog with fresh fruit. If you want to know how to make authentic nog, click here. White chocolate, melted over a double broiler. Fresh Raspberries closeup. Tiny egg molds, I only covered a thin layer of it, because I want the eggs to be hollow. When the shell dries, put […]

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Nov
22

Kaiseki Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving to-go, Kaiseki Style. Small portions, an emphasis on symbols. This dinner is also about packing up and taking meals to whoever you’re meeting on thanksgiving night. To be honest Thanksgiving is the last meal I look forward to making, because its kind of like a requirement. So actually this post is about …

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Nov
18

Thanksgiving Part I

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Thanksgiving was about sharing abundance when food was scarce, but now that food is somewhat abundant and easily accessible (Accessible in comparison to the days where consumption was dependent on hunting and gathering) I think Thanksgiving in the present tense is more about sharing symbols. I want to create a thanksgiving meal that is less […]

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