A Moscow Mule and Pickled Beets

I know this is a weird pairing, a Moscow Mule and pickled beets, but that’s how my mind works when I’m tasked to get inspired from Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking by Anya Von Bremzen for this round of Cook the Books. There’s RED pepper infused vodka and RED wine pickled beets ahead… . . . → Read More: A Moscow Mule and Pickled Beets

Moroccan Raw Carrot and Beet Salad with Golden Raisins

Growing up I disliked beets and raisins.

Why?

I think it is interesting to trace our food phobias—trace them back to that horrific childhood memory where one first tasted the foul ingredient.  Notice I said “disliked,” not hated, because I really can’t think of a food that I absolutely hate.    So my dislike of . . . → Read More: Moroccan Raw Carrot and Beet Salad with Golden Raisins

February Secret Recipe Club: More beets

For Secret Recipe Club this month, I found another beet recipe: Roasted Beet Salad with Pear and Goat Cheese . . . → Read More: February Secret Recipe Club: More beets

January SRC: Roasted Beet, Carrot and Garlic Cream Soup

Whew!   The holidays are over and I am taking time out of my OCD Recipes Revisited mania for this month’s  Secret Recipe Club post.    SRC is a great group of bloggers directed by some even more spectacular blogger-hosts (Jane,  Sarah, Suzanne, and the fabulous Group C host, Debbi.)

To get more info on . . . → Read More: January SRC: Roasted Beet, Carrot and Garlic Cream Soup

Soba Noodles with Beet Greens

I am a messy baker, a messy cook, a messy housekeeper and my desk is always a disaster.     Needless to say, I am a messy gardener too.

I tend not to plant in rows and I over plant.   If anything comes up, it has a right to life.    I hate to thin.

But, things . . . → Read More: Soba Noodles with Beet Greens

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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