Monthly Archives: July 2010

Michael Symon’s Summery Tomato Salad

For about eight months now, Michael Symon’s cookbook, Live to Cook: Recipes and Techniques to Rock Your Kitchen, has seemed to stare at me from its place on my bookshelf.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great cookbook — filled with recipes, techniques and photos that instantly draw you in.

It’s just that it is a little, well, intimidating to me.  You see, he has recipes of all kinds of dishes that I’ve never eaten in restaurants, much less cooked and at ate home. 

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Author: Adrienne | Categories: Home Cooking + Recipes | Comments: 3

Jubilee Cupcake and Vintage Candy

Jubilee Cupcake and Vintage Candy’s cupcakes are good.

Really good.

And I’m not just saying that.  With the perfect balance of fluffy buttercreme or meringue to moist, rich cupcake, these babies are winners.

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Author: Adrienne | Categories: Leftovers | Comments: 2

Sun Dried Tomato, Basil and Feta Scones

Ever take a bite of something and moan out loud?  That’s what I did when I bit into a sun dried tomato, basil and feta scone made by Upper Crust Bistro and Bakery.

I first experienced them at the Proctor Farmer’s Market.  Really, I’ve never had any scone like this one.  It was crisp and crunchy on the outside, and fluffy and moist on the inside.  The fresh green basil was flecked throughout, and the sun dried tomatoes offered a sweet, chewy tang.  To make it even more perfect, the feta cheese added a salty, rich note.

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Author: Adrienne | Categories: Home Cooking + Recipes | Comments: 19

Lemony Tuna and White Bean Salad

Being a native of Seattle, I feel comfortable in saying that we Washingtonians are not used to soaring temperatures.  Get over 80 degrees, we get a little wacky.

Call us wimpy or even ungrateful for the beautiful weather.  But see, the problem really is that many of us just aren’t prepared for the heat.

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Author: Adrienne | Categories: Home Cooking + Recipes | Comments: 9
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