Back In Time
  • Fresh Tomato Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

    It’s still summer in Virginia. We can finally open the windows, and the humidity has broken, but the tomatoes are still friggin’ fabulous. This is just a mix of tomatoes from the Annandale Farmers market, while others were stolen under cover of darkness...

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  • Antipasto Quesadilla

    It was lunch time and the kitchen was bare. Well, mostly. I found some salami, mozzarella, and some artichoke hearts, lathered on a smidgen of olive oil for good measure (and because I didn’t want nor have actual olives) and slapped it all...

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  • Strawberry & Blackberry Shortcake

    We had a bunch of strawberries and blackberries from a trip to the farm, so Jen made this one morning for breakfast!  Technically it’s dessert, but who’s counting? The Shortcake Recipe: E-Z Drop Biscuits [AllRecipes], plus Jen added Demara Sugar on top for that sparkly-sugary goodness!...

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  • Migas with Fresh Tortillas

    Jen made this as she was running out the door for a surprise Baby Shower this, well, afternoon when I got up.  Sleep is good!  There are a LOT of variations in this recipe, and Jen didn’t use any of them, but here’s one to...

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  • Dinner at Proof DC

    We had an awesome night out at Proof DC tonight with our friends Mike and Margaret.  The dining experience almost didn’t happen due to 6 (six!) unavailable babysitters!  Fortunately our favorite babysitter had a friend who could help for the evening, so dinner was on! The...

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  • Corn Chowder with Cherry Tomato Bruschetta

    Good, fresh sweet corn is often indescribably good.  Jen made corn chowder with some cherry tomato bruschetta for dinner. Here’s the original.  Still working on better color reproduction without a lot of post processing.  It’s hard!

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  • Raspberry Buttercream Chocolate Cake

    Every two weeks a bunch of us go to my friend Ryan’s house to play video games on his home theater — 120″ of high definition goodness — while consuming gluttonous quantities of beer, cookies and jalapeno potato chips.  It was Chris’ birthday the day...

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  • Ratatouille

    We’re trying to eat more healthfully, and sometimes that means skipping the meat.  Though now that I think about it, the caesar dressing had anchovies in it.  Well, pescatarian at least. It was really tasty!  And though I like the beer, Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout did...

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  • Beet, Chicken & Walnut Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

    Jen made a lighter dinner amidst the cholesterol bombs that have been on our table this week, but it was damn good.  I added a little finishing salt, yes, salt, and it really brought out the buttermilk flavors and really made the salad pop.  Yes...

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  • Cherry Chocolate Mousse

    What better to finish off a meal of a Harissa Steak Sandwich than Cherry Chocolate Mousse?  It tasted like Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia ice cream in Mousse form, and maybe with a bit more of that “there’s alcohol in here, Bob” flavor.  It really...

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