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And so what else is there – when the curtain falls and the great tide comes rushing in – but the freshness of one’s local produce? (Unknown.)
During a visit to Trader Joe’s, I was unable to find a packet of arborio rice. This disappointed me; I haven’t been able to find a package there for quite some time, now. Instead, I purchased quinoa. The back of the package had a recipe for quinoa risotto. I ignored the recipe, but decided to… Continue reading Quinoa Risotto with Lamb Meatballs
I had considerable lasagna leftover from the lasagna-production that occurred over the weekend, so I baked it again, this time with a white bechamel sauce, which contained cream, butter, flour, and cheese. It was delicious.
I prepared this lasagna with my friends Grady and Lucy. (Me, just now.) We generated a gigantic platter of lasagna. I had leftovers for multiple days. Lasagne is layered pasta. Lasagna is the flat sheet of pasta. According to Wiktionary, this distinction is rarely observed in English. Our lasagna – here, referring to the layered… Continue reading Lasagna, Pt. 1
I constructed this concoction on something of a whim, if I recall correctly, and without much direction or sense of purpose; these were the ingredients I had to work with, and this is what I produced. Surprisingly, it ended up being one of my favorite meals, and is now a staple of my weekly diet.… Continue reading Potato and Carrot Mash
Lemon bars are probably my favorite dessert, though I also enjoy cheesecake, fruit pies of various kinds, and …. (Me.) For a first pass at lemon bars, I was quite happy with how these turned out. I don’t have a food processor, so I prepared the crust by manually kneading in chilled butter with flour… Continue reading Lemon Bars