Inspirations

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
Haupia

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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Ratatouille à la Julia Child

July 26, 2012
Ratatouille

My new obsession is actually a resurgence of an old one. I (like many, many others) owe a good deal of what I know about cooking and baking to Julia Child. My copy of Mastering the Art of French Cooking is about as beat-up as a cookbook can get, although I really enjoy and use […]

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Julia Child’s Reine de Saba Cake

June 20, 2012
Reine de Saba Cake

This year marks what would be the 100th birthday of Julia Child. This woman has inspired generations of people to get into the kitchen and she did everything with gusto, so yes, she’s a bit of an idol of mine. I, like many others, cooked my way through Mastering the Art of French Cooking as a way of […]

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More coming soon!

May 3, 2012
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Okay, I’ve had a much busier week than I had anticipated. But all I can think about is getting going with Kitchen Gusto! I promise that you will see a great recipe or something similarly fun in the next few days. In the meantime, here are some more photos of food to whet your desire […]

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