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pickled apple, arugula, goat cheese salad

Spring has sprung here in Santa Barbara, thanks to daylight savings time and 70 degree weather.  Which means it’s time to crawl out of the wine-braising, root vegetable-peeling funk you’ve … Continue reading

March 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

what’s the word: borracho

Because your knife isn’t the only thing that needs sharpening. Language is a fickle mistress, carefully picking and choosing which words can translate from one dialect to another.  But if … Continue reading

March 10, 2013 · 1 Comment

fajitas de tofu

Something cool happened last week.  The folks at WordPress declared my pig as a blanket post worthy of  public attention, and subsequently pinned it on their Freshly Pressed homepage.  What … Continue reading

February 18, 2013 · 2 Comments

happy hour: el gringo

Most cocktail enthusiasts would never consider the White Russian a “classic,” per se.  Cult classic?  Maybe. The infamous mix of vodka, coffee liqueur, and cream is actually a modified version … Continue reading

February 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

pig as a blanket

In the world of culinary fetishes, bacon is king.  No other product has attained this gut-busting level of popularity, creating an utter obsession that – in some regions of the … Continue reading

February 3, 2013 · 46 Comments

persimmon + goat cheese salad

Anyone mildly serious about food will tell you how much they cherish their local farmers market.  Attending one for the first time – especially if you’re accustomed to shiny nutrition … Continue reading

January 27, 2013 · 3 Comments

ingredient spotlight: tomato

Tomatoes are the fossil fuel of Latin cuisine.  They grease the axles of our favorite pastas and inject flavor and body into hundreds of Mexican salsas, from classic pico de … Continue reading

January 11, 2013 · 5 Comments

spice rubbed skirt steak + cilantro cream

When it comes to holiday meals, tradition usually outshines creativity.  We’ve been trained like dogs to expect certain things on certain days –  turkey on Thanksgiving, honey-baked ham (or more … Continue reading

January 6, 2013 · 5 Comments

fruity vinaigrette(s)

Store-bought salad dressing never ceases to disappoint me.  Every time I enter the grocery store I stare down at my basket and say, No sauces this time.  The last three … Continue reading

December 29, 2012 · 5 Comments
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