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Some very attractive decorative gourds It's Fall in San Francisco, the land of eternal Autumn and an average of 56 degrees F. Really, this is my first true fall here in the city, after moving to the Bay Area in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2012 at EllenFork
Learn to make gnocchi like the professionals. Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2012 at EllenFork
My partner-in-crime looking into the Pacific Ocean in Muir Beach, CA One year ago, I was living in the Washington, DC area. I had just quit my advertising job and was working at a restaurant in order to get enough... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2011 at EllenFork
come spectate some wines with me, it'll help you get back into your routine...
Toggle Commented Jan 26, 2011 on Going back at Squid Pro Quo
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Just wanted to let you know how much fun your gift guide is! My mother has already snapped up several of your items, including some Rip Van Winkle and Jack Black Hand Creme. She wanted to let you know about another delicious bacon treat from our hometown of Nashville, TN, Piggy Popcorn from the Loveless Cafe! It is caramel bacon popcorn: smokey, sweet and hard to keep on hand. Addictive!
Toggle Commented Dec 12, 2010 on Gift Guide, Day 15 at Ruth Reichl
Well, Halloween has FINALLY passed. Everyone gets so whipped into a frenzy over cocktails with eyeballs in them, cookies in the shape of dismembered digits and cupcakes with brain-colored frosting- it's kind of a relief when we can get back... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2010 at EllenFork
you KNOW how i feel about the street rice!! that's definitely a separate post... perhaps i can perfect the "secret" recipe with a nutria substitute...
Toggle Commented Aug 6, 2010 on Summer Taste of Spain at EllenFork
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When I arrived in Madrid for my Semester Abroad in late August of 2004, it was sizzlin' hot. I mean, fry an egg on the sidewalk hot. After hours of groggy, confused sleep on my international flight, I stepped out... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2010 at EllenFork
Hi guys. Yeah, it's me. I've come crawling back to you. But I have a little something for you, something that will hopefully distract you from the fact that my last post was monthssss ago... Since we are now in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2010 at EllenFork
Today was a rainy day in Washington, DC. The air was thick with mist, almost obscuring the buildings in the distance from view. Here on the eighth floor of my apartment building, those buildings usually seem so close, despite their... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2010 at EllenFork
I bet it would be delicious with either of those! I had also thought about chopping up some dried apricots and using those....
Toggle Commented Apr 20, 2010 on New Year, New Whatever at EllenFork
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Almost a week ago (yeah, yeah, I'm late) I had the serious pleasure of attending Taste of the Nation DC, a charity event supporting the eradication of childhood hunger. Originally I had signed up to be a volunteer at the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2010 at EllenFork
Well, hello my little dumplings. I hope this spring weather has been treating you kindly, wherever you are! The daffodils are blooming, the bradford pears are shedding petals everywhere and the pollen is flying about in huge, sneezy clouds here... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2010 at EllenFork
Yes enjoy! I also highly recommend the addition of parm and olive oil...makes it feel a little more decadent :)
Toggle Commented Mar 29, 2010 on A Tasty Tomato Tart at EllenFork
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Last summer was the Summer of the Cherry Tomato. My CSA delivered buckets and buckets of them, overflowing from their containers in rays of orange, yellow and red (see above photo). I made sauce, I made kebabs, I made jam,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2010 at EllenFork
See those things in that picture up there? They're not alien tentacles, if that's what you're thinking. In fact they are plant matter: Fiddlehead Ferns. They are baby ferns that have not yet unfurled their little leaves. I remember first... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2010 at EllenFork
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Mar 15, 2010
There are some things in life that are both blissfully simple and completely satisfying at the same time. For instance, Spaghetti with Braised Kale. Everything about it is hearty and flavorful, but so simple to concoct. In fact, the reason... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2010 at EllenFork
via My dear real life and blog friend Anne of Frecklize the World is having a 1st blog birthday giveaway! Enter to win a Barefoot Contessa book! TIME IS RUNNING OUT!!! Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2010 at EllenFork
Hi Pat! Thanks, I'm glad you're enjoying the blog :) Cooking school sounds fabulous– and blogworthy. Next time I'm home I'd love to crash the party. Hope all is well!
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Check out the latest Stick a Fork In It post! ¡Bienvenido a Miami! Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2010 at EllenFork
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Feb 16, 2010
I added about 1/4 cup semi sweet morsels, at the end! Sent from my iPhone
Toggle Commented Feb 7, 2010 on A Throne Fit for a Cake at EllenFork
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It's January. It's cold. It's the perfect time of year to hole up in your cozy apartment and just make things, food things. It's the time of year when braising, baking and roasting are the perfect methods of cooking, since... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2010 at EllenFork
I ordered it! I loooveee that ham! And the homemade biscuits were really delicious, too. Not that I would've kicked a Loveless biscuit out of bed for eating crackers, either...
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