Beef Buddha Bowl

April 3, 2012

Continuing our romp through the Allergy-Friendly Food for Families, I wanted to go for something simple, a veggie bowl with, admittedly, a little beef added. I always liked the idea of a simple bowl of rice piled high with vegetables and just a little bit of sauce and maybe some protein mixed in. It is […]

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Vegetarian Sloppy Joes

March 30, 2012

Wow. Well, there’s so much to talk about it’s hard to know where to start. It isn’t even so much Inigo Montoya saying ‘No, there’s too much, let me sum up.’ There’s just lots of different little bits and pieces that led to this post. First, there are the results of the allergy test. For […]

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Temporary Site Issues

March 28, 2012

Just a quick note to say that I’ve temporarily shut off commenting site wide. We are under attack by a comment spam engine and our bandwidth usage is going through the roof. As we’re a small little company (it’s just the two of us here) with no budget and don’t make any money from this […]

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Homemade Candied Citrus Peel

March 12, 2012

I must warn you. This isn’t quite what we would call a local recipe. I’ll be honest, I debated whether we should actually post this or not. But, we’ve always said that we have our exceptions. And while we don’t often purchase citrus, occasionally, we do find we need it for a recipe. And occasionally, […]

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Thai Pickled Cabbage

March 5, 2012

I’m a sucker for pickles. Always have been. I’ll try just about any food that’s been pickled. Of course there are the standard options: pickled cucumbers, daikon radishes, and carrots, but you can pickle just about anything. Pickled eggs, pickled fish, pickled beef… heck, even pickled fruit. So when John sent me a message from […]

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VIPs – The Very Important Potatoes

February 21, 2012

  We don’t hide our love of the Phaidon cookbook line. The sheer size of the volumes, combined with what are, generally, simple and real recipes, there isn’t much not to love. And really, it is those simple recipes that we love most. See, we get a number of review copies of cookbooks, in addition […]

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Paella Rice with Meatballs and Haricot (Navy) Beans – A Year of Christmas

February 9, 2012

Mister Cooklocal on deck tonight. This past Christmas, I was in the need to come up with a unique present for the beautiful Mrs. Cooklocal and, honestly, I was stumped. We don’t want for much. At least, not much that would fit under the tree or in a bank account. So what was needed was […]

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Mexican Beef Stew

January 23, 2012

Well, we’ve had some weather lately, haven’t we? When we heard the forecast for our epic snow event, we stocked up on a few key items at the store (like beer and coffee) and hunkered down with some delicious and comforting Mexican Beef Stew. Today’s recipe comes from The Commonsense Kitchen, a book we checked […]

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Homemade Pasta

January 10, 2012

In continuing with our exploration into authentic Italian foods, today we’re talking homemade pasta. I’ve been making homemade pasta for a couple of years now, and while I’m not going to be so bold as to say that you should always make homemade pasta, I am going to say that it’s leaps and bounds better […]

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Panforte for an Italian New Years Celebration

January 2, 2012

It is the Mister here again. As always, we try to keep our New Years Eve celebrations rather quiet. We don’t head out to the bars, usually just make it to midnight (barely) and, when we go out, we’ll head to a friends house for a small get together. This year, the Mrs thought she’d […]

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