Monthly Archives: November 2010

Balsamic Vinegar: The Perfect Foodie Gift

Whenever the conversation turns to cooking, my 94-year-old grandmother loves to ask (as if she hasn’t asked it a hundred times before), “What is that vinegar called again? Ballsack?” I always answer earnestly, “Yes, Grandma, it’s called ballsack vinegar,” because … Continue reading

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Viva Editions Offers 20% Off All Books!

Great news for holiday shoppers! Our publisher, Viva Editions, and their parent company, Cleis Press, are offering 20% off all books ordered on both of their websites, through December 31st, 2010. The Lazy Gourmet won’t be out until spring, but … Continue reading

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Thanks for the Sweet Potatoes

My mother’s sister, Janet, was quite possibly sweetest person I’ve ever known. A pretty lady who had a kind word for everyone and always—and I mean that quite literally—had a smile on her face. But my mom used to tell me tales of the feisty and rebellious girl Janet was back in the day. Continue reading

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Feeling Crabby? Roast Dungeness Crab in Spicy Paprika Butter

The first Saturday of November may be just a regular day to most people, but for my husband and me, it is sacred: It is opening day of non-commercial Dungeness crab fishing season. Two weeks before the professional crabbers are … Continue reading

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Super Lazy Wild Mushroom Quiche

I know what you guys are thinking. Quiche is not gourmet. Unless. . . what if I made it with a pile of wild mushrooms that I collected myself, slogging around for hours in the muddy woods on a brisk … Continue reading

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Cooking for Geeks

When it comes to your TV-viewing preferences, do you have a hard time choosing between cooking shows and Mythbusters? Do you wonder why medium-rare steak is so popular? Why cooked egg whites turn white? Why you might want to salt … Continue reading

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Smoked Herring Smörgås

One of our favorite appetizers from The Lazy Gourmet is our version of the Scandinavian open-faced sandwich (smørrebrød, smørbrød, and smörgås to the Danes, Norwegians, and Swedes). Smörgås are a diverse and adaptable traditional dish that look beautiful and are … Continue reading

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Welcome to Two Lazy Gourmets!

Welcome to our new food blog, Two Lazy Gourmets. First, let us introduce ourselves. We are Robin Donovan and Juliana Gallin, two very lazy gourmets and coauthors of The Lazy Gourmet: Magnificent Meals Made Easy (look for it in bookstores … Continue reading

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