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Recipe: Kale-Tastrophe

Recipe: Kale-Tastrophe


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I think a lot of people don’t cook because they’re afraid of failure.  They’re afraid their chicken will be underdone, their soup will be too watery, or their steak will be dry.  They follow recipes to the letter (which aren’t always 100% accurate) and get […]

Recipe: Thai-style Coconut Soup (Tom Kha Gai)

Recipe: Thai-style Coconut Soup (Tom Kha Gai)


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(Adapted from a Sparkpeople recipe) One of my favorite items in Thai takeout is Tom Kha Gai soup: coconut milk, chicken, mushrooms, a little heat.  Soups are a great winter food, and they’re also great when you are watching what you eat: hearty, filling, and […]

Are you ready for Thanksgiving?

Are you ready for Thanksgiving?


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For longtime readers, you know that Thanksgiving is a big deal at Chez WMDM. The Better Half has his traditional dishes, and I experiment. We have our friends over for a “friendsgiving”, where everyone brings their favorite dishes and we eat and drink and make […]

Recipe: Yagoot Dark and Floaty

Recipe: Yagoot Dark and Floaty


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I love Yagoot.  I don’t like desserts that are too sweet (indeed, I have very little in the ways of a sweet tooth but salty potato chips had better watch out), and Yagoot’s tingly-tart creaminess is right up my alley.  My standard order is their […]

My New Boyfriend, Bacon Jam

My New Boyfriend, Bacon Jam


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It’s really, really rare for me to go home after a meal and say, “I HAVE to make that at home.”  I’ve been doing it more lately, but my most recent foray was after Restaurant Week at Lavomatic.  I tried a new appetizer, goat cheese […]

What do you do with extra pork belly?

What do you do with extra pork belly?


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I picked up a few pounds of meat for a friend who couldn’t get to Avril-Bleh before their 5 PM closing time. I spied some dry-aged steaks. “How much a pound?” “13.99.” I didn’t intend on buying anything, but I ended up with two steaks. […]

Recipe: Tomato-Cucumber Salad

Recipe: Tomato-Cucumber Salad


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Hello, Local 12 viewers! Click on “Recipes” at the top of the blog for more wine me, dine me recipes! This simple salad is an easy way to use up fresh summer produce. If you don’t like chives, feel free to substitute dill, basil, or […]

Recipe: Thomas Keller’s Fried Chicken

Recipe: Thomas Keller’s Fried Chicken


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I am married to a native Southerner.  My grandmother was from the hills of Owenton, Kentucky. I have never made fried chicken. First, I just don’t like frying.  Oil is messy.  I still have an electric stove, so it’s hard to control the temperature as […]

Recipe: Clafoutis

Recipe: Clafoutis


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I was irresponsible. I didn’t customize my Green Bean Delivery order. That means I got whatever they picked for me. An onion (I’ll use it), two mangoes (breakfast!), a green pepper (not a favorite– red and yellow are more my speed), some lettuce, some basil. […]

Recipe: Fried Cheese Grits

Recipe: Fried Cheese Grits


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(Mini-post by The Better Half) Is there anything better than crispy, browned melted cheese? The edges of baked mac & cheese, for example? Or the overflow from cheese toast that sticks to the baking sheet? (My sister and I used to fight over that one.) […]


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