Category Archives: cooking

Does Your Pumpkin Have Warts?

How crazy is this thing? I did some research and it’s called a French Heirloom Wart Lace Pumpkin. Also known as Galeux D’Eyesines, which means “embroidered with warts from Eysines.” Believe it or not, this pumpkin is edible. Here’s a … Continue reading

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Some salad love

I am going to miss eating salads. I wish I liked them in cold weather, but I just don’t. So I’m filling up on stuff like this until the temps starts to fall…. Cucumbers and onions go so well with … Continue reading

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Chicken Papaya

One of the best meals I had in California was at the Cedar Creek Inn in San Juan Capistrano, near the mission. It was a gorgeous sunny day with a slight breeze, and the air was crystal clear. We sat … Continue reading

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You too can make scones

For some reason, I had convinced myself that I couldn’t make scones. Those delicious English biscuit-y things you can get at Starbucks. Then I watched Ina Garten (I love her) making a version with cranberries and orange peel and couldn’t … Continue reading

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Chicken Stew Provençal

Since it’s still chilly in the evening, I thought I’d share a favorite recipe for chicken stew that’s very healthy and easy to make. I found it on washpost.com, the website for The Washington Post.  Chicken Stew Provençal 2 T. … Continue reading

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Goin’ crazy with texture

Remember when I said the craziest-looking textures can sometimes work with your photos? I created the image above with a free texture from darkwood67’s collection on Flickr. (There are tons of free textures on Flickr, by the way.) The texture … Continue reading

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Giada and cherry blossoms

Today I had the pleasure of meeting Giada de Laurentiis at one of her book signing sessions. I have to admit to being starstruck–the whole thing is kind of a blur now. Giada has like twenty million teeth that are … Continue reading

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