review: cork-covered rusticity…

Sardinia Ristorante I was pretty set on taking the family to Talula for dinner on my last night in Miami. The main reason for that decision was that my mom, who turned 60 (and for whom the trip to Miami was taken), greatly prefers gentle, quiet, and linen-serviced restaurants to those that are more boisterous […]

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review: cork-covered rusticity…

Sardinia Ristorante I was pretty set on taking the family to Talula for dinner on my last night in Miami. The main reason for that decision was that my mom, who turned 60 (and for whom the trip to Miami was taken), greatly prefers gentle, quiet, and linen-serviced restaurants to those that are more boisterous […]

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review: amidst the swaying palms…

I just wrapped up three days of great eating in Miami. I have to admit to a bit of whining and anxiety about the food scene in Miami (all, admittedly, prejudice) – but, I have to say that I was pretty impressed by what I experienced. Here is what I managed to squeeze into my […]

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review: amidst the swaying palms…

I just wrapped up three days of great eating in Miami. I have to admit to a bit of whining and anxiety about the food scene in Miami (all, admittedly, prejudice) – but, I have to say that I was pretty impressed by what I experienced. Here is what I managed to squeeze into my […]

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that carbon footprint…

The farmers market near me is great. It’s not fancy. It’s not big. In fact, it’s a pretty small gathering… but it’s growing. Every Saturday, I shove myself out of bed in the wee hours (usually after a late night of eating) of the morn to get to the Parkville Farmers Market. Why? Well, mostly […]

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that carbon footprint…

The farmers market near me is great. It’s not fancy. It’s not big. In fact, it’s a pretty small gathering… but it’s growing. Every Saturday, I shove myself out of bed in the wee hours (usually after a late night of eating) of the morn to get to the Parkville Farmers Market. Why? Well, mostly […]

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my edible garden reporter…

Listada de Gandia Heirloom Eggplant … summer’s finally in full bloom and glory. With a couple of mountainous personal tasks out of the way, I’m happily settling back into the hum of the mediocre and quotidian. I never thought I’d say this, but “how *blissful!*” I have been, amidst my hurrying about, eating out quite a lot in […]

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my edible garden reporter…

Listada de Gandia Heirloom Eggplant … summer’s finally in full bloom and glory. With a couple of mountainous personal tasks out of the way, I’m happily settling back into the hum of the mediocre and quotidian. I never thought I’d say this, but “how *blissful!*” I have been, amidst my hurrying about, eating out quite a lot in […]

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a baking bonanza…

Pecan Spice Cake Sorry for my extended absence. I’m really not worthy of your audience. I’ve been swamped with work and life. Maybe I can make it up by sharing a a recipe with you. Two weeks ago, neighbors of mine celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. Their children, some of whom I had grown up with, were all […]

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a baking bonanza…

Pecan Spice Cake Sorry for my extended absence. I’m really not worthy of your audience. I’ve been swamped with work and life. Maybe I can make it up by sharing a a recipe with you. Two weeks ago, neighbors of mine celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. Their children, some of whom I had grown up with, were all […]

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gems of the dirt…

 Baby Swiss Chard and Lettuces ulterior epicure. The 2007 growing season is in full swing.  Thanks to a deluge of rainfall in the early monts, my garden is up and running.  This year, I’ve put in 10 variety of heirloom tomatoes: San Marzano, Cherokee Chocolate, Giant Green Zebras, Missouri Love Apple, Kellogg’s Breakfast, Paul Roberson, Cosentino Fiorentino, […]

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gems of the dirt…

 Baby Swiss Chard and Lettuces ulterior epicure. The 2007 growing season is in full swing.  Thanks to a deluge of rainfall in the early monts, my garden is up and running.  This year, I’ve put in 10 variety of heirloom tomatoes: San Marzano, Cherokee Chocolate, Giant Green Zebras, Missouri Love Apple, Kellogg’s Breakfast, Paul Roberson, Cosentino Fiorentino, […]

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we interrupt the eating…

Bumblebee Spring Originally uploaded by ulterior epicure. … for this important announcement: spring is here! While I was away in New York, Spring happened back here at home. Upon return, my pear trees were in blossom and Mother Nature was hard at work. I’m looking forward to a great year of harvest. I just received […]

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we interrupt the eating…

Bumblebee Spring Originally uploaded by ulterior epicure. … for this important announcement: spring is here! While I was away in New York, Spring happened back here at home. Upon return, my pear trees were in blossom and Mother Nature was hard at work. I’m looking forward to a great year of harvest. I just received […]

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has it been 29 years…

29th Birthday Cake: Babbo Pumpkin- Rosemary Cake with Olive Oil Gelato Originally uploaded by ulterior epicure. Has it really been 29 years since I was forced into this world, kicking, screaming and hungry? While I spent most of my 29th birthday at the office, I did manage to get home in time to make my birthday […]

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has it been 29 years…

29th Birthday Cake: Babbo Pumpkin- Rosemary Cake with Olive Oil Gelato Originally uploaded by ulterior epicure. Has it really been 29 years since I was forced into this world, kicking, screaming and hungry? While I spent most of my 29th birthday at the office, I did manage to get home in time to make my birthday […]

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birthday steel cut…

Birthday Steel Cut Oatmeal Originally uploaded by ulterior epicure. I woke up at the butt-crack this morning to the faithful patter of ice-snow against my window. I say “faithful” because every year for the past 29 years of my life, it has snowed on my birthday wherever I am – including the year I lived in Los […]

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birthday steel cut…

Birthday Steel Cut Oatmeal Originally uploaded by ulterior epicure. I woke up at the butt-crack this morning to the faithful patter of ice-snow against my window. I say “faithful” because every year for the past 29 years of my life, it has snowed on my birthday wherever I am – including the year I lived in Los […]

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my faithful chocolatier…

Grocer’s Daughter Chocolate Pulp Heart I have a secret admirer. Lucky me. But, unlike most secret admirer relationships, I know who my admirer is, but she doesn’t know me. I blogged about Mimi Wheeler and her chocolate company, Grocer’s Daughter, last September.  You can read about how we first got acquainted in that post.  To my delight, […]

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my faithful chocolatier…

Grocer’s Daughter Chocolate Pulp Heart I have a secret admirer. Lucky me. But, unlike most secret admirer relationships, I know who my admirer is, but she doesn’t know me. I blogged about Mimi Wheeler and her chocolate company, Grocer’s Daughter, last September.  You can read about how we first got acquainted in that post.  To my delight, […]

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