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  I needed chicken soup today. I mean needed.  I am pretty picky about my chicken soup and it is something I have been making my whole life. I have a few different versions that I tweak as needed and per occasion. Today called for straight up...

Ok I've heard from several people lately that I have really been slacking on the blogging. It's been hot and I haven't felt like eating or cooking. Excuses, excuses. Anyway I made a pretty tasty lunch today so I thought I'd stop being lazy and...

I love this salad. My good friend Melanie takes Arugula to another level with this salad. Just wash some very bitter Arugula, shave some Pecorino over it and chop up some Marcona Almonds. Dress with lemon juice and oilive oil or a sherry vinaigrette. Add...

It's a rainy day in Northern California today. I'm not complaining. We need it badly. And it's nice and cozy and warm in my house. The perfect day for a toasted cheese bread and tomato soup. I had leftover tomato sauce from dinner so I decided to...

  As has been discussed on this blog before, I like Mayonnaise, a lot. Bust sometimes I want to jazz my sandwiches up a little more than adding just plain old mayo. So on those days when I'm feeling the need for excitement I like to...

u·don  (dn) n. A thick Japanese noodle made with wheat flour, usually served in soup or broth. [Japanese, wheat noodle.]     I like soup. I love udon. Last week I found myself at home and hungry for dinner. Had no idea what I was going to make. A quick survey of my...

[caption id="attachment_1149" align="aligncenter" width="2448"] Cornucopia[/caption] Summer means an abundance of riches when it comes to beautiful produce here in Northern California. I am very fortunate to have great friends who think of me when they are overrun with the bounties of summer. This happened to me...