just a little new year

The holidays were as hectic as could be at the end of 2013 and as they came to a close, I was eagerly awaiting 2014. The significant lover and I spent our New Year's Eve in our humble abode with a bottle of champagne and a finely cooked meal by moi.  Inspired by Strawberry Plum's Lavender & Honey Grilled Lamb recipe, I conjured up our own sacrificial lamb to bring prosperity and peace in the new year.  Along with it,...

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just a little lamb burger

San Diego has its fair share of burger joints and I have my list of favorites: Hodad's Slater's 50/50 Classics Malt Shop Neighborhood In & Out There's just something about a homemade burger though that makes me feel like something special is going to happen at dinner. My mom made beef burgers almost every week growing up and burger night wasn't burger night without a chocolate chip malt. Even to this day, I don't feel satisfied eating a burger without...

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just a little minty lamb

This is about the second time I made lamb, the first time I made rack of lamb.  Just as before, in good form, I burned myself due to the over-abundant drinking of the white wine that had been purchased for making the risotto.  As I am writing this, I can't help but reminisce over the sweet of honey, the freshness of the mint, the crisp of the crumb, all giving way to the savory meat of a poor defenseless lamb (oh,...

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just a little ris over the otto…and some other goodies

I'm a rice-instead-of-potatoes kind of girl so for me; and I've started to embrace arborio rice just the same as jasmine or basmati.  The intrigue has always been there but never in my kitchen.  That is until Valentine's Day (or really the day after Valentine's Day) I spent the better part of the day cooking up love for my lover: braised lamb and risotto di Arti (a friend). For the lamb I used Cook, Shoot, Eat's recipe.  I was very excited to be putting my food processor...

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