just a little in my kitchen this November

October proved to be chaotic if not downright stressful.  I'm hoping that the faint glimmer of sunlight that I see isn't a mirage and that we'll soon be through it.  When it comes down to it, the sum of the positives outweigh the negatives right now but I have a nasty way of remembering less-proud moments when I'm going through this cycle.  As far back as an ignorant and angry comment made in high school to as recent as a...

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just a little in my kitchen this october

Today it is raining in San Diego and without the humid heat.  I'd love to say I am staying home today to enjoy the first fall rain with a cup of tea and a good book but I'll be heading off to my open house soon and crossing my fingers that I meet some eager buyers who have decided to brave the rain.  But first, let me sit down with you and chat about what is in my kitchen and...

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just a little pepper addiction

I've never been big on jalapeño peppers, hatch green chilies work great in a recipe, but other than add spice to other dishes peppers aren't often on the grocery list.  Since being a CSA member, I've fallen madly in love with the little twisted green peppers known as shishito peppers and their smoother doppelganger the padrón peppers.   My favorite way to cook these bite sized delights is in a cast iron skillet over relatively high heat so that they blister and soften.  ...

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just a little egg toast

Having fresh bread on hand is one my greatest wishes.  I would just love if there was a stupendous bakery on the corner or if I simply didn't get a C in chemistry and understand the finesse needed to make a good loaf of bread.  I'm in need of a good bread making lesson(s).  In any case, Whole Foods in La Jolla has been my go-to for fresh bread because I'm addicted to their ficelles and they don't taste the...

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just a little in my kitchen this september

The months are flying by this year and I haven't posted as much as I hoped to.  One thing I really love about Celia's In My Kitchen posts over at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial is that they give me a chance to recap a month and share a little bit about what's been happening in my humble kitchen here in San Diego. First off, we've been living in our current neighborhood for a little over six months now and...

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