Carrot and Yam Puree with Pork Dust and Micro Parsley

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The other day, I made a batch of carnitas. Actually, I made them twice… two days in a row. Both times, I scraped the bottom of the Dutch oven to get out the itsy bitsy pieces of pork that were stuck to the bottom. The #neverwasteanything part of me couldn’t bear to part with it…. 

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Quick-Fire Dinner for Eight | Seared Scallops with Cilantro Lime Sauce

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As a person who lives in the moment, one of my greatest joys is spending time with people I love, in a setting where time stands still. Given no barrier, my ideal dinner party would be held in the garden, include seven courses, and take five hours. And the intermezzo would include a tour of… 

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Bistro Eats | San Marzano Tomato Puree

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Ouch. I’m at home recovering from having my wisdom teeth yanked. Don’t ask me why I hadn’t done it sooner. Afternoon bounty. Evidently, this is what I miss every afternoon while I’m at work. Mr. Bistro took in a record-breaking 7 eggs today. Two of them are from first-timers. We suspect the French Marans and… 

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Tangerine Strawberry Banana Kale Smoothie

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There’s something sexy about a man who reads the morning paper, likes his coffee black and pays our bills on-time. So… grown-up. I don’t look like a grown-up… not even close. At the moment, I’m wearing a green shirt with orange tights… and brown boots. And maybe a purple headband. Oh, and my eye shadow… 

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Vitamix Choco-Cashew Peanut Butter Date Shake | November at the RGB

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November at the RGB (clockwise from top left): Crape myrtle leaves on the brick walkway. An almost-ripe Meyer lemon. A Barred Rock pullet. A Plum Crazy rose. Tangerines on the tree. Chive seeds on the pod. Paperwhites in bloom . A bird-pecked fig… and a Splash Marans pullet. – November was a rockin’ month. I… 

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Roasted Butternut Squash Puree with Apple Cranberry Relish

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I prefer a rustic kind of lifestyle: I collect dishes in my sink, flour on my apron and chicken poop under my shoes. I like my edges sharp, my lines wavy and my dots splashed. I believe in guesstimates and rough chops. In handfuls I trust. Most of the time, I can get away with it. My… 

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Wolfgang Puck’s Tortilla Soup

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“Cook from the heart, and with love.” – Wolfgang Puck As summer turns to fall and the days get shorter and shorter, I struggle with the strain of not being at home as much as I’d like to. It’s not that I’m spending more hours at the office; it’s just dark on both ends of… 

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