Going Coastal Blog at Allrecipes.com (6/2009)

Going Coastal

 
Jun. 8, 2009 12:05 pm 
Updated: Jun. 8, 2010 11:01 am
I'm not sure exactly what I expected to see, honestly.I can say for sure that what I am seeing with the naked eye, however, is very much impressive.In my inexperienced mind, nearly everything seems to be growing at a record pace. The "Magic Mountain Sweet Basil" was the first to really catch my… MORE
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Magic Mountain Sweet Basil
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Jun. 3, 2009 2:47 pm 
Updated: Jun. 8, 2009 11:07 am
After the Missus and I play our normal rounds of alternating/battling phone alarm eruption and snoozing, we begin the waking-up process by adding a trip to the bedroom window to take a first glance in daylight at our newly-planted garden.Although there is a long way to go before we're… MORE
finished product
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closer look
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Polly is done
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celebration!
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Jun. 1, 2009 3:37 pm 
Updated: Jun. 2, 2009 11:32 am
Or, to be more accurate, planting at night.The rigors of adult life sometimes keep things from getting done in the order or at the time you plan to get them done, non?Well, it seems that way to me sometimes. If it doesn't to you, count yourself lucky and ignore me.I would say we had to make a… MORE
Polly is certain she's not in the way
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There's a wife and the garden there...somewhere.
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Seattle Dad

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Owosso, Michigan, USA
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Seattle, Washington, USA

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May 2007

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Intermediate

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Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean

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I'm a native Michigander who has landed in the Pacific Northwest. I'm not hating the 40 degree low temperatures in winter, to be sure, especially when reading about the snowstorms back home. I've also lived in Atlanta, Denver, Madison, and Germany. I have restaurant experience working in Asian cuisine and American barbeque. I just enjoy the rhythm of prepping and cooking in the kitchen with a little music to keep me company. The bonus is when your guests truly enjoy the results of all the work.
My favorite things to cook
I really love Asian food. I prefer to have the one dish with a good mix of veggies and meat in a delicious sauce. It's quite a change from my meat-and-potatoes upbringing.
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The maternal side of my family are of Czech descent, so it's those meals at Grandma's house that I love and miss. I feel the need to learn more about Czech cuisine so I can continue those traditions if and when I have a family.
My cooking triumphs
I'd say that making a Thai Chili Pepper Chicken dish for a gal early in our relationship has led to her sticking with me for a while now. Learn to cook you single fellas. It helps!
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I added cayenne pepper to a hot pan the other day, which resulted in much coughing and hacking for about ten minutes for both my gal and I. It was really ridiculous. I should know better, but I basically mace-d the household!
 
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