Waking Up From My Siesta (Siesta Cocktail)

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Author (and sometimes New York Times Opinionator blogger) Bill Hayes convincingly opined recently in the New York Times: “Not writing can be good for one’s writing; indeed, it can make one a better writer.” I can tell you today that this is total bullshit but back in August when I first saw the words I was completely seduced by the idea. I had not written much of anything for several months, but I was still clinging to my “food blogger” identity in all other aspects and starting to feel a bit guilty about it. Then along came Mr. Hayes, author, assuring me that my literary procrastination was, in fact, making me a better writer. [Read More…]

This is What I’m Like

A Food Blogger GIF Wall

When anyone pins from this blog to Pinterest I’m like:

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On Fridays when I wake up and remember I’ve missed yet another French Fridays with Dorie post I’m like:

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When that food blogger we all know posts her avocado toast with runny egg to Instagram every morning I’m like:

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Guacamole Without a Plan

French Fridays with Dorie I’ve never seen anyone follow a recipe for making guacamole. I never even considered that anyone might actually need one. And yet here it seems that a very good recipe for it has ended up in a recipe book about Paris cooking that I have committed to cooking my way through from beginning […]

Pie Plate Salad! A Retro Food Celebration!

A Retro-Tastic ™ Food Celebration for July 4th! It is impossible for us to separate our favorite holidays from the food dishes we crave when celebrating them. Who would dare host a Christmas dinner without a Butterball turkey and a can of mom’s favorite cranberry jelly? And consider the cries of disappointment if there wasn’t […]

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Beet Pickled Eggs (Deviled too!)

All these years later and I can still hear my mother’s voice whenever I stare down at a plain hard boiled egg: “Trevor, unless you are going to eat these eggs I’m not going to let you decorate any more of them. So are you going to eat them this year?”  “No. I just can’t.” […]

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Smoked Salmon Waffles with a Poached Egg

French Friday’s with Dorie When I read the French Friday’s with Dorie recipe some weeks I often jump to the conclusion that I just might delay cooking the recipe until, well, forever. Then, after a day or two I will either get struck by a lightning bolt of silly inspiration, a giant pang of guilt for letting […]