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Archive for March, 2008

March 30, 2008

Calling for Cookbook Recipe Testers!

Interested in recipe testing? I’m looking for a few recipe testers to help out with….um….recipe testing. The cookbook will be “Modern Asian: fast, fresh and simple enough for tonight’s supper” (yup! just like what my blog header says! It includes 100 recipes + 160 color photographs…

March 26, 2008

Roasted Chicken with Sweet Plum Sauce

Part of being a good parent is teaching your kids how to eat well, you know, the whole balanced meal and limiting junk thing. Yes, I know my responsibilities well. But seriously, most kids these days register only 3 taste sensations: sweet, salty and gross. As a lover of all things …

March 23, 2008

Escargot with Garlic Butter and Splash of Cognac – a 10 minute dish

I eat most anything, and especially take a liking to items of food that normally cause a crinkly nosed “eeewwww” from most, as evidenced by this post. Slimy snails, cod fish …

March 19, 2008

How this food adventure all started…

o, you curious about how I started teaching cooking classes? It wasn’t that long ago, 3 years ago to be exact. While this published in my weekly food column in Tampa Tribune, I wanted to share the column with you guys here on the blog as well. The point of sharing how I started is because…

March 18, 2008

Comin’ to L.A. + Sharing Food Porn Secrets

Well, it turns out that I’m not only one degree from Justin Timberlake, but get this. I’m ONE DEGREE FROM DAVID BECKHAM…

March 16, 2008

Doodlepad gone mad

This is what happens whenkids with wild imaginations learn to draw stick figures. The one on the right was drawn by Nathan…he says, “Daddy has long legs!” And then Andrew drew me. All these years of changing diapers, nurturing, feeding, loving…

March 12, 2008

Size DOES Matter.

Boy, is this ever awkward. I just wrote a “Dear John” letter in Tampa’s Creative Loafing, and I’m here at your doorstep already. Breakups are never easy to do, so I simply told truth: I’m leaving for someone more sophisticated, older and who has a larger masthead….

March 11, 2008

Dear John….

Dear John, We’ve had a whirlwind of a romance these past 6 months. You’ve been a wonderful partner but, sadly, I must go. I’ve found someone else. And no, I’m not fucking Matt Damon…

March 8, 2008

A Post: Words Not Needed

I am never a woman with few words. But I think the story of what happened last weekend may not really require any explanation.

March 5, 2008

E-Cards are soooo 2007 – Send Your Own Recipe Greeting Cards!

I know that you’ve not known me that long, but you’ve gotta believe that when I squeal in excitement like a monkey in heat – it’s good. Real good. See those cards? My photos, my designs, and inside? My recipes!….

March 2, 2008

Orzo with Brown Butter and Cinnamon + Winners of tsp spice contest

Learn how the Steamy Kitchen household decides what to eat…