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Archive for September, 2010

September 17, 2010

Beautiful Pasta

Beautiful chart of pasta shapes and which sauce goes with which pasta – see all 44 over at Chow.com

September 17, 2010

The Hopsicle

This is one of those….now why didn’t I think of that? This push pop for big kids, or “Hopsicle” is served at Diablo Royale Este, a restaurant in New York City. It starts with a Tecate beer that they inject with simple syrup and lime juice, adding a wooden stick in the hole of the […]

September 17, 2010

Win a trip to culinary school in Napa

Want to go to culinary school bootcamp? I’m working with Pacific Natural Foods to send one of you to an all-expense paid trip for 2-day, 3-night culinary bootcamp at the legendary Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley! One of you get to go….and one of them (see those beautiful faces below?) will go too. […]

September 15, 2010

Food Blog Forum Atlanta

By far one of the best things about food blogging is being able to cultivate nuggets of moments where Scott and I can work side by side. We’re quite opposite in talents (he’s a computer programmer and professional poker player; I’m click-n-pray and way too spazzy and emotional to have a poker face), interests (he […]

September 15, 2010


Mid-Autumn Festival, or the Moon Festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Chinese calendar, which is on a lunar cycle. For us Westerners, that means sometime late September/early October). This year, it falls on September 22nd. A must for celebrating the holiday is sharing mooncakes, which are sweet pastries […]

September 14, 2010

Worm Composting

Composting, such wormy fun! At SK on Discovery Health.

September 14, 2010

Ramen Dress

Cheapest Halloween costume ever!!! See on One Inch Punch.

September 13, 2010

Macaron Soap

Goat’s milk soap made to look like French Macarons! Spied by Tartelette, found on Etsy

September 12, 2010

Grilled Miso Tenderlion

The recipe for this beautiful Grilled Miso Tenderlion is on New Asian Cuisine.  

September 10, 2010

Apple and Sage Pork Chops

Delicious and quick Apple and Sage Pork Chops recipe at SK on Discovery Health

September 9, 2010

Get jiggily with it

Jello, all grown up! Flavors: beef consomme with horseradish and pork consomme infused with ginger, lemongrass, garlic, star anise. How about the Virgin Mary….in jello form? Bloody Mary! Read entire article on Globe and Mail. Also check out Susie the Foodie blog for more gelatin glam.

September 8, 2010

Sandwich Coasters

Cute! Sandwich coasters – love how they’re packaged too. On Foolish Gadgets.

September 7, 2010

Zapping Potatoes!

Electrocuting vegetables make them healthier!????? Yikes! Read on U.K. Telegraph news site.

September 7, 2010

Teriyaki Mushroom Sauce with Grilled Salmon

The people who sell you ready-made teriyaki sauce are ripping you off! Not only is it expensive, but the taste of the bottled stuff is flat, chemically and too-sweet. The secret is, teriyaki sauce is really only 3 ingredients. Sure, you can get all fancy and put more, like sesame seeds, a little grated ginger […]

September 6, 2010

Handmade Paper Dolls

Asian handmade paper dolls! On On My So Cute blog.