Ad Hoc: “End of Summer” Raw Vegetable Salad

Raw Vegetable Salad

Zucchini, yellow squash, tomatoes … all ubiquitous summer vegetables that one inevitably ends up with way too much of each season. Need a quick and easy way to use up the last of your summer bounty? Look no further than my “end of summer” raw vegetable salad … the second recipe in my “Ad Hoc” [...]

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Braised Kale Salad for Feast Magazine

Feast Magazine September 2013

See this? That’s the cover of the September issue of FEAST Magazine. Now, see this? That’s me … listed as a contributing writer. Yeah, I still can’t believe it either. Seriously, someone pinch me now. I’m truly honored to have been included in FEAST’s Go, Gadget, Go! article, which features myself and four other local [...]

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Roasted Garlic Baba Ganoush + Sumac and Black Sesame Pita Chips

Roasted Garlic Baba Ganoush

As I mentioned in my latest post about labneh (ie, homemade cream cheese!), The Chef and I recently attended a Middle Eastern-themed dinner party where I was challenged to make and bring an appetizer on theme. Of course, my first thought was hummus — a traditional Middle Eastern dip made from chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, [...]

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Labneh (Homemade Cream Cheese)

Labneh

The Chef and I were recently invited to a Middle-Eastern themed dinner party at the home of our friends, Justin and Rob. As soon as the invite hit my inbox, I asked Justin what we could bring. His reply? “An appetizer … something on theme. You like a challenge, right?” Why, yes … yes, I [...]

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Easy Marinated Olives

Easy Marinated Olives by Rhubarb and Honey

Since The Chef and I have put most of the finishing touches on our new house, we’ve had a few sets of friends over for dinner … and every time, I find myself gravitating to the same pre-meal snack … the antipasto platter. There’s just something about cheese, encased meat, and olives I can’t resist! [...]

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Sweet & Spicy Hot Pink Slaw

Sweet & Spicy Hot Pink Slaw

I have no words. And by that, I mean I have writer’s block. It’s quite a strange place for me since I rarely find myself here, and I’m not quite sure what to do. So, fellow wordsmiths … any suggestions? While I’m waiting for replies from my fellow scribes — which I’m certain will provide [...]

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Quick Pickles

Quick Pickles by Rhubarb and Honey

You know what I like with my barbeque? Pickles. Really tart pickles. I think the tartness of pickles adds a delicious contrast to both the salty, smoky taste of most barbequed meats and the sweetness of many barbeque sauces so a jar of pickles — preferably homemade — will always be found gracing the table [...]

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Feasting On … Coffee and ‘Cue

Coffee-Crusted Pulled Pork with Coffee Barbecue Sauce and Spicy Vinegar Slaw by Rhubarb and Honey

So … since this is my blog, I can toot my own horn, right? Well, I am … since my first freelance writing piece for Feast Magazine was recently published! Feast is a local St. Louis food publication, and they recently launched a new online series called, What We’re Cooking. I, along with three other [...]

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Spring Candy Bark

Spring Candy Bark

Spring has sprung … though you wouldn’t have realized it last week in St. Louis after Mother Nature decided to drop another 10 inches of snow on us. But today, the snow has melted, the sun is shining, and the birds are chirping … finally! There are so many lovely things about Spring, aren’t there? [...]

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Drunken Irish Bacon Jam

Drunken Irish Bacon Jam

“It’s not that the Irish are cynical. It’s rather that they have a wonderful lack of respect for everything and everybody.” ~ Brendan Behan, Irish poet, novelist, and playwright For most folks in the United States, corned beef and cabbage is the food stuff synonymous with St. Patrick’s Day … and that’s exactly what I’ll [...]

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