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On go-to dishes and simple cooking: Lemon Herb Chicken with Kale and Pappardelle

One of my easy yet signature dishes is a roasted lemon herb chicken with kale, caramelized onions, and lemon pappardelle pasta. If I’m feeling extra ambitious, I might throw in a few sautéed mushrooms for extra flavor. The first time I … Continue reading

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On Yearning for the Summer v1: Mixology

What better way to wear away a cold and dank San Francisco Sunday than to experiment with a little bourbon mixology. Generally I like my bourbons neat, poured over some cold granite whiskey stones. But I was feeling a bit … Continue reading

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On comfort food, smelling like soup, and indoor weather

It was a wet and stormy weekend so we stayed close to home for the most part (did I mention that we live upstairs from an Irish bar?).  We made a comfort dish we’ve never made before:  french onion soup. … Continue reading

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On time, simple meals, and laziness

Caprese salad is my go-to meal when I’m lazy, short on time, and my to-do list is a mile long. I always have these ingredients in our fridge because it seems like I’m always in this state of mind, at … Continue reading

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On teamwork, substitutions, and Batali

Already hungry after a Sunday spent movie-watching, Stephanie and I sat in the Whole Foods Potrero parking lot sluggishly flipping though pages of Mario Batali’s “Simple Italian Food” book. In the doldrums of low blood sugar, we picked probably the … Continue reading

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Lemon Blueberry Macarons

We’ve been trying to make macarons for awhile, but they are so intimidating and temperamental. We wanted to start 2012 off with a cooking challenge and finally got around to making these delicious lemon blueberry macarons. We used the recipe … Continue reading

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