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Deconstructed Tuna "Coulibiac"

No... seriously!

Bear with me.  You know I don't usually employ cutesy foodie terms like "deconstructed..."

I went home from the test kitchen with a treasure trove of ingredients...

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The test kitchen is a remarkable place.

For many reasons.

One, of course, is getting to bring home "ingredients," both raw and already prepared, waiting to be "re-purposed."

Yesterday was one of those bonanza days...

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I had a few small pieces of some gorgeous salmon demanding to be cooked.

And a head of cauliflower in the same state...


I love salmon with rice.

I love cauliflower rice.



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Posted on August 19, 2017 with 0 comments

Not a real post, just a quick reminder...

The more you (correctly) prune basil...

The more it grows!

Three weeks ago, I harvested, and made about 10 CUPS of pesto...





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Two! Two! Two Pizzas in One!

Posted on August 17, 2017 with 0 comments

My go-to pizza dough makes enough dough for two pizzas.

Yes, I could halve the recipe.

Yes, I could (and often do) freeze half.

But sometimes, I need to pamper the two of us.

It had been a tough few weeks.  So it was PAMPER TIME!

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