Monthly Archives: July 2013

Mediterranean Cous Cous Salad

After a long day of running errands and being generally awesome, I decided that a light dinner was in order… mostly because I was tired and didn’t feel like doing anything ultra fancy. Confluent Boyfriend and I took a trip … Continue reading

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Mise en Place: Sara Moulton, I respectfully disagree

I was playing on the interwebs recently and ran across a post on Sara Moulton’s blog about mise en place. Now, I wasn’t always a subscriber to the whole concept of prepping ingredients. In my early cooking days, I was … Continue reading

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Nectarines in a Balsamic Glaze: Inspiration from Adversity

The other day I was getting ready for work.. packing up my lunch as per usual. I decided on a salad with cherry tomatoes, cheddar, greens, and a balsamic dressing. I threw a nectarine into the box for good measure, … Continue reading

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I am a paid writer!@##%$*^@

The articles that I wrote over the weekend were apparently enough to solidify my position at Examiner. I am now officially eligible to get paid for my work. Now, when I say ‘get paid’.. what I really mean is ‘get … Continue reading

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Farmers Market Finds

This weekend has been super busy for me. I’ve been writing up a storm for the examiner, as evidenced by: http://www.examiner.com/review/celebrate-national-ice-cream-day-with-coolhaus http://www.examiner.com/article/grilling-101 http://www.examiner.com/article/burbank-farmers-market-bounty-right-outside-your-front-door So, check them out and subscribe, please. 😀 Enough cross posting and hawking my own wares. Down … Continue reading

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Published!

It’s official, folks!! I am published. Read it, love it, subscribe to it! http://www.examiner.com/review/golden-road-brewing-takes-artisan-beer-crafting-to-a-whole-new-level Apologies for cross posts but I just can’t help myself. Heehee!!

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Deconstructed Snow Roll

As I wrap up the tail end of my first week back on the job, I am still dragging a bit. Last night I was faced with the epic feat of making two meals. The Confluent Boyfriend wanted Nanette Sauce … Continue reading

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I didn’t go AWOL, I promise.

It’s been a couple of days. I just started work this week. Both jobs. (Yay fun!). In addition, I have been having back issues, which make standing and cooking craptastic. Enough whining now. To the meal. Tonight’s feast consisted of … Continue reading

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Lowered Expectations Pasta – It’s What’s For Dinner!

So I started out all ambitious. I nutribulleted some mushroom, minced 4 cloves of garlic, chopped up a shallot, a tablespoon of fresh oregano and thawed a cup of frozen spinach. Into a bowl they go with liberal salt and … Continue reading

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Confluent Kitchen: Sunday Breakfast Edition

What says late Sunday morning better than a rich, delicious breakfast? Man-sized omelettes! Man Omelette Recipe 3 eggs (preferrably fresh and organic) 2 tsp heavy cream 1 oz quality grated cheddar 2 scallions, chopped 5-6 baby bella mushrooms, sliced 6 … Continue reading

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