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September 30, 2011Leave a comment


There are two kinds of people – those who follow rules to the letter and those who flout them indignantly. I suppose there are shades of gray in between, but my hunch is that each person has a foot firmly planted in one camp or the other. I’m not saying one is right and one is wrong. Slap me if I ever get preachy here, please. Undeniably, rules are needed to keep order, to guide us towards a particular standard, to prevent disaster when at all possible. Being a typical firstborn, I am a rule follower. Boundaries = security. Rules + definitive guidelines = comfort. Maybe this is why I’ve always loved math, a vast collection of rules. Whether we are willing to admit it or not, we all crave order on some level. Yes, even the rule-breakers. Continue reading ›

Yukon Gold Potato Lists

September 30, 2011Comments Off on Yukon Gold Potato Lists

5 large Yukon Gold Potatoes

14 garlic cloves

4 yellow onions

4 pounds ripe tomatoes

2 carrots

2 Asian pears

1 sweet potato

1/2 pound green beans

Fresh cilantro

Fresh rosemary

Fresh thyme

Fresh chives

20 large sage leaves

Meat / Fish

2 large bone-in chicken breasts

4 – 6 oz. beef tenderloin steaks




8 oz. gruyere

14 oz. extra firm tofu

Parmesan cheese

Pantry Staples

Whole wheat flour

All-purpose flour

1/4 oz. active dry yeast (1 envelope)

Tomato paste

4 cups chicken stock

8 slices chewy artisan bread

Garam masala



Ground ginger

15 oz. can diced tomatoes

5.5 oz. can coconut milk

Basmati rice

Unsalted, roasted cashews

3/4 pound short pasta

Pimenton de la Vera

Note: List does not include weekend splurge ingredients.

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