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Month: March 2014

52 Weeks: 10/52

52 Weeks: 10/52

This weekend felt like summer. Warm days and extra daylight is a welcome change. However, an hour less sleep left me tired and slogging through most of today. This week’s highlight was a walk through the Japanese Friendship Garden at Balboa Park to view the […]

Potato and Kale Tarts with Petit Basque Cheese

Potato and Kale Tarts with Petit Basque Cheese

Lately, potatoes have been on the menu a lot and so have tarts. Mostly, sweet dessert tarts like this but once in a while I need to change things up. It was time to try my hand at a savory version. In addition to potatoes […]

Carrot Ginger Soup

Carrot Ginger Soup

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Soup is good food but keep your spoon in your own bowl. Chilly winter nights have called for a nice warm bowl of soup. This carrot ginger soup with chile butter is a favorite of mine. I make it at least once a year and it’s always satisfying, not to mention there is a fair amount of ginger in it to ward off a killer cold. The ingredients are minimal and it’s a snap to cook up. As with any soup, its’ so much better the next day and the day after that. Do yourself a favor and make a batch of this soup… you can even freeze it for later but I doubt it will be around for too long. The compound butter imparts a richness and flavor boost so take my word for it and DO NOT skip this part of the recipe.

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Apricot Jam Tart

Apricot Jam Tart

I had an entire list of sweet and savory goodness I was planning on cooking up this week. Know what happens when you kinda but not really have it all planned out? The kinda part was the grocery list versus what actually came out of […]

52 Weeks: 9/52

52 Weeks: 9/52

This week was on the dreary side but the one good thing was all the rain that finally came down. All winter it didn’t rain and all of a sudden, it seemed like a season’s worth of rain fell in 3 days straight. This week’s […]

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