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I always wanted to be a gastronomer

Aug. 30, 2011 3:40 pm 
Updated: Sep. 6, 2011 3:56 pm
Well, it's harvest time. Last year was my very first attempt at growing stuff. By the end of last season I was so stoked for this years garden. I mean, I got 80 lbs of tomatoes off of 6 plants. I got 2 dozen large cucumbers in sequence off of 1 plant etc... I made jars and jars of tomato… MORE
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Aug. 27, 2011 9:35 am 
Updated: Aug. 29, 2011 6:59 pm
From time to time in perusing various food blogs on the net, I come across really well done stuff. Great photographs, excellent instructions and ingredient lists as well as informative and/or interesting prose. I find some here, some over at Epicurious, some on the FoodNetwork, some through… MORE
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Aug. 21, 2011 9:44 am 
Updated: Sep. 8, 2011 12:15 pm
I was hopin that some kind soul might clue me in on how to post a hyperlink here. I've been messing with it for an hour and I've exhausted both my minimal html knowledge and found zero guidance on this website. I've been trying to use html language that I've used in the past like( a href="… MORE
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About Me
Let's see, in keeping it to a subject, at age 22 I had a filet doused in Bernaise sauce aboard a train. That was it, I was hooked on fine food. Living in a small town necessitates learning to cook well to maintain that stellar menu.
My favorite things to cook
Oh man, only a thousand characters? My favorite things to cook are items that make YOU happy. I'll try anything and thus far it would be far easier to list those things I don't like than those I do. So far, I hate Cilantro and I'm allergic to green chiles. It's a short list.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas. I like everything about that meal and every single year I aim to improve.
My cooking triumphs
Every smile, every gasp of delight, every accolade, such sweet victory!
My cooking tragedies
A Cioppino recipe I found here. I served it as part of one of those Christmas dinners and the cod was a poor choice. It was terrible, ghastly fishy taste. I've since learned a thing or two about freshness in fish. Prior to that, hmm perhaps when I was 10, I made a spice cake that called for whole cloves....hey, that's what it said on the outside of the bottle, whole cloves....
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