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Archive for August, 2010

Solving: The Okra Situation

Every week, my farmer delivers fresh-picked tomatoes, peaches, herbs and as many squash as I can carry. Then, there’s the okra situation. For the last month, my CSA box has included a big bag okra. “I hope you’re not tired of okra,” my farmer says. I vaguely smile. I’m not tired of okra — I’m stumped by it.

Pix Potluck: Fresh Berry Pavlova

It’s still summer, kids, and blueberries could not be sweeter.  If you’ve already made the pie, poured on the cream, dressed up the cereal and hit your blueberry hill, fear not.  Facebooker Elisabeth shared a sinful sanctuary for your best berries…

Summer Fest: Savory Stone Fruit

We’re teaming up with other food and garden bloggers to host Summer Fest 2010, a season-long garden party. Each week we’ll feature favorite garden-to-table recipes and tips to help you enjoy the bounty, whether you’re harvesting your own goodies or buying them fresh from the market. To join in, check out awaytogarden.com. I got a [...]

Matt’s Ice Cream Terrine with Sautéed Peaches

As much as I love entertaining, I find it just a wee bit difficult to commit hours to my kitchen when everyone is outside enjoying summer. I want to heed the call of the margarita, of the ribs, of just about anything that happens outside during those warm summer evenings filled with great food and [...]

5 Fiery Facts from Food(ography)

As a huge food nerd, I’m always up for an hour of Mo Rocca‘s in-depth dissection of fascinating food themes in Food(ography). In fact, I occasionally take notes. Here are five cool things I learned from the first six minutes of yesterday evening’s episode of Food(ography), Hot and Spicy:

Happy Birthday Julia

Everyone has their own favorite Julia Child memory. But for many fans, Dan Aykroyd’s impersonation of her on Saturday Night Live is the most beloved. Enjoy, and Happy Birthday Julia! If you missed our gallery of food bloggers cooking their favorite Julia Child recipes, check it out here!

Laura’s French Comforts

Laura’s Savoury Swiss Chard Tart, a rich, comfort food favorite perfect for using summer greens. This weekend Laura Calder is cooking up easy, contemporary versions of traditional French comfort foods in French Food at Home. Today at 11:30am ET, Laura cooks up “Cozy” foods but adds some contemporary twists, like Savoury French Toast with herbes [...]

Laughing: Julia Child and the Chicken Sisters

You asked for it, and we dug it up. Get to know your birds with Julia! Birthday countdown: TWO MORE DAYS.

Quoting: Julia Child

“The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.” — Julia Child Amen, Julia, we couldn’t agree with you more. So toss the 100-calorie packs of whatever snacks you’ve got, pour the Diet Coke down the drain, and let’s take a look at our favorite rich, French food. [...]

Laughing: Julia Child on David Letterman

We can’t resist indulging in some quality Julia moments as the days lead up to her birthday. She’s the original improviser! Make sure to catch her Mondays through Fridays at 2pm ET on Cooking Channel.

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