August 2012

Mint Tea Granita

August 29, 2012
Mint Tea Granita

I was a late-adopter of granita, aka Italian ice. I am not of Italian heritage. I grew up in a cold part of the country. Granita always looked to me liked a snow cone with hype. I thought it would either taste syrupy sweet like a snow cone, or like the homemade “ice cream” I […]

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Strawberries Romanoff

August 25, 2012
Strawberries Romanoff

Sometimes a recipe is just a recipe. It’s a means to an end. And that end, although satisfying, is nothing more. But then there are things in life that bring back a flood of memories. When a recipe does this, or a particular ingredient in a recipe does this, it enhances the entire experience. For me, […]

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Greek Salad

August 22, 2012
Greek salad

Greece has had some bad press in the past couple of years. Riots, financial meltdowns, serious stuff! It’s only fitting that we remember some of the really wonderful things that Greece has given us, and one of these wonderful things is definitely the Greek salad. Greek salad is a celebration of fresh summer vegetables, and […]

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Pineapple Upside-Down Banana Bread

August 18, 2012
Pineapple Upside Down Banana Bread

This stuff rocks. I cannot seem to get enough of it. It’s actually amazeballs. I mean, it’s amazing but better than amazing. In my parlance, this means it’s amazeballs. I think this is one of my all-time favorite creations. This is the second post inspired by my recent trip to Hawaii. (The first was a simple and […]

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Zucchini Ginger Soup

August 14, 2012
Ginger Zucchini Soup

Of all the things to eat and cook out there, the two groups that excite me the most are sweets and vegetables. This blog is pretty consistently dealing with one or the other. This is a vegetable post. And a good one at that. I honestly can’t think of a single vegetable that I do […]

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Haupia (Hawaiian Coconut Pudding)

August 9, 2012

Aloha, dear readers! It’s been a bit over a week since my last post, and I’ve missed you. I really have. But I’ve also been having the time of my life on a fantastic Maui vacation. It was my second time to Hawaii. I went once about ten years ago for a long weekend. But […]

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