Tag Archives: culinary challenge

 What the Hell? Basil

Someone once texted me a picture of fresh basil and asked, “What’s this?” So, I sent him a pesto recipe. He made it and texted back, ‘Oh my God, this is so good”

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Be Your Own Salad Bar

We do a VERY good impression of Chop’t in my kitchen, where the lunch rush begins at 10:59 a.m. We dig deep in the fridge and pull out random pickles, dinner leftovers, a can of chickpeas, half a thing of … Continue reading

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Questionable Etiquette

Is it okay to post something if it looked really, really good but didn’t taste very good? —Superficial Sullivan YES. Once you accept that Instagram is a performance space, an app for entertainment, decide which role you will play. Selfie savant. … Continue reading

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What the hell is Thai Eggplant?

On first glance I thought the little green globes were some type of exotic fruit, after all I was standing in the middle of a very large international market. I had to try them, and after gathering a pound, I … Continue reading

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What the Hell are Garlic Scapes? 

 Looking at these, they reminded me of elephant garlic but curly.  My pantry box informed me that Garlic scapes are the stalks that grow from the bulbs of hardneck garlic plants. You can also treat garlic scapes as you would garnish, chives, or scallions. I … Continue reading

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