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Entries from July 2008

The Story of Rice-A-Roni

July 31st, 2008 · Comments Off on The Story of Rice-A-Roni

I listen to NPR on the way to work every morning and also in the afternoon drive home and each week they have a segment known as “Hidden Kitchens” by the Kitchen Sisters. The sisters are Nikki Silva & Davia Nelson, and are porduced in collaboration with Laura Folger, Nathan Dalton, and interns, Alessandra Wollner and Eloise Melzer and the segments are mixed by Jim McKee.

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Tags: History

Meatballs and Spaghetti

July 29th, 2008 · 2 Comments

A couple of weeks ago Ben asked if I would make some more meatballs and spaghetti, it had been awhile, maybe a year or so, but who’s counting right! On a whim and on the fly while at the store I decided to go ahead and pick up the ingredients to make a batch of […]

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Tags: Entrees · Italian · Recipes

On the theory of leftovers

July 26th, 2008 · Comments Off on On the theory of leftovers

I’ve been wanting to write this entry for about week now, but last Sunday we had a small BBQ. I slow cooked on indirect heat some chicken leg quarters and then grilled some boneless skinless chicken breasts towards the end of the BBQ. Chicken leg quarters were on sale for $0.49 lb. for a 10 […]

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Tags: Commentary · Food

Top 10 Soups

July 17th, 2008 · Comments Off on Top 10 Soups

I know it’s in the middle of summertime here in El Norte and few folks will eat a hot soup on a hot day, but I still love to eat a nice warm soup any day of the year. They are so filling, hearty, and can make a meal in one bowl, how can you go […]

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Tags: Top 10 Lists

Turtle Soup

July 17th, 2008 · Comments Off on Turtle Soup

As I promised in my previous post I am continuing my story about the Tortoise and the Hare inspired more by our evening walk and sightings of both rabbits and a turtle in our neighborhood than the famous fable attributable to Aesop. Our sightings of both have inspired me to pull out a few recipes […]

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Tags: Cajun · Creole · Recipes · Soups