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Monthly Archives: November 2010
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
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
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
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
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
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
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