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    Oysters at Home

    by  • April 19, 2014 • 0 Comments

    We love oysters! Usually we go out to eat them at our favorite oyster haunt: Walrus & Carpenter. This past Thanksgiving we decided we wanted them to be the focus of our meal. So we bought four dozen of them at Central Market in Shoreline, and got to work shucking. B has become an...

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    Pretty in Pink

    by  • June 14, 2012 • 0 Comments

    It’s that time of year when we start to see many of our friends and family out walking in support of breast cancer survivors and victims. They put a huge amount of effort into training and preparation for their various events. A group of moms from our school participated last year and we were...

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    Cool Stuff: Bottle/Bag Dryer

    by  • June 14, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Bag dryer

          I found this cool gadget at our local PCC. I think they actually call it a bag dryer so that if you wash your bags, you can hang them to dry on this. I also use it for all kinds of bottles too. It can’t stand too much weight, but if...

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    Cool Stuff: Drying Rack

    by  • June 14, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Drying Rack

      Alright, it’s not shoes, but it’s still cool! I found this rack at Cost Plus where it’s used as a plate rack. I often times use lots of sheet pans or several cutting boards when I’m doing a class (or baking). This works perfectly to line up all of them once they’re washed so they...

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    Cookies and Moo

    by  • May 21, 2012 • 0 Comments

    cookies and moo

    Milk and cookies. Yum! We were recently invited to our neighbors for a casual Sunday dinner. I was in charge of dessert and wanted to hopefully make the adults and the kids happy. Generally dessert does that no matter what, but I wanted something with a little twist. I found this cookie recipe by...

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    Salmon Salad for Lunch

    by  • May 21, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Salmon Salad

    Happy new year everyone! It’s that time of year when the gym is packed and everyone wants to eat healthier. Especially after the holidays when some serious detox may be in order! Eating well isn’t really all about cutting all sugar, fat, carbohydrates (fill in the blank) etc. out of your diet. It’s about...

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    Spice Grinders

    by  • May 21, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Spice grinder

    Grinding your own spices is certainly not necessary, but it really can make a world of difference in your cooking. I buy my spices either at World Spice in the Pike Place market, or at the grocery store. I generally buy them whole, but not always. When I buy them whole, I usually need...

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    Bye Bye Summer Tomatoes

    by  • October 10, 2011

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    Wow. I don’t know what to tell you, but it has been a seriously LONG time. Everyone’s busy though, so I won’t be making any excuses along those lines! I have lots of things stored up to put on here and thought I had better start with my most recent. I had a pint...

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    Celery and Feta Salad

    by  • May 18, 2011 • 0 Comments

    celery and feta salad

    Ah, lowly celery…essential to mirepoix, holy trinity and soffritto (or sofrito depending on where you are). Never the star, always the back up. How did it come to this? Well, don’t feel too sorry for the lowly celery as we’re elevating it a bit in this post! I’ve been thinking about doing a salad with...

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    Cool Stuff: Shower Gloves

    by  • April 12, 2011

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    A few months ago, I was looking at some cool website with contemporary kitchen tools and such. They had a cute pair of shower scrubby gloves that were meant for scrubbing vegetables. They were about $15.00 a pair. While the green on the gloves above is not my very favorite color on the color...

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    Citrus Flavored Vodkas

    by  • April 7, 2011

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    I love the idea of flavored vodkas, but don’t really love a lot of the ones I’ve tried. The flavor often is either overwhelming or artificial tasting. It is so fun to have infused vodkas or other liquors to make cocktails with. Especially homemade ones! It makes a HUGE difference, and really is very...

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    Simple Beef Stew

    by  • February 20, 2011 • 0 Comments

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    Truth be told, we’re not eating a whole lot of beef these days. Not for health reasons or anything, just not as into it as we used to be. But we still find beef stew in all it’s various incarnations can be quite irresistible. The idea for this came from my favorite food magazine,...

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