Month: January 2012

Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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cookies / desserts & sweets / In the Kitchen
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Mayberry-esque after school tales of warm cookies and cold milk, aren’t mine. In my world cookies were for Christmas; fruit, yogurt, and cheese were snacks. I never quite developed a sensory memory for the ubiquitous toll house. Instead of invoking memories of backyard tag, championship games, and mom with flour dusted apron, I’ve been a bit bored by them. >em>Until Now. This is not my recipe. It came to me by way of a third-party. […]

Shaved Zucchini

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In the Kitchen / vegetables
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Sometimes after a long weekend of heavy eating, I’ll prepare something really simple. This dish, bright and light, comes together rather quickly. Shaved Zucchini 4 medium zucchini-about 4 cups 2 garlic cloves–peeled and smashed 2 Tbs olive oil 1/2 tsp dry thyme zest from 1 lemon juice of 1/2 lemon salt and pepper to taste Shave the zucchini using a vegetable peeler. Make long strips and shave until you reach the heavily seeded part. turn […]

Heart Palmiers

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We have neighbors with fabulous taste. Crown molding, silver service, art gallery lighting kind of taste. I almost wonder if Mike and I are their pro-bono friends. While residing in California, we rang in London’s new year together. Complete with champagne, caviar, and crown roast. Imagine my horror, as I catch from the corner of my eye, Mike, in all his glory with hands full of palmiers. With flaky crumbs falling to his beard and […]