Roasted Rhubarb ~ French Fridays with Dorie

June 17, 2011
Kitchenarian Roasted Rhubarb

Cooking outside of your comfort zone isn’t always about tackling a new technique, sometimes it’s about cooking with a new ingredient that you are not quite sure about. Perfect example: rhubarb. Rhubarb and I have pretty much stayed away from each other for years. I remember somewhere in my childhood, a rhubarb pie that my […]

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From the Recipe Box: Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

June 16, 2011
Kitchenarian Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Near the end of a lazy, do-nothing summer day, the Kitchenarian approached me with the task of baking something sweet. While I am sure it was a plot to keep me occupied and do something productive that day, the Kitchenarian is also a big advocate of keeping homemade sweets in stock instead of store bought […]

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Monday’s Muffin: Southern Peach with Pecan Topping

June 13, 2011
Kitchenarian's Peach and Pecan Muffins

Peaches and Pecans. Can you get more southern than that? For this week’s muffin, I really wanted to try something new that I had never made before. Peaches are one of my favorite summer fruits and unlike strawberries and blueberries that you can occasionally find in the grocery store sporadically throughout the year, peaches show […]

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Daisy’s Delights

June 12, 2011
Kitchenarian Daisy's Delights

Today my sweet dog is one year old. This is a bit of a big deal for us as Daisy is the first dog we have ever had as a family. We went for years and years being a cat family. We have three cats that we adopted from the same litter – two sisters […]

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Seven Summer Salads

June 11, 2011
Kitchenarian Salads

I wish I could say I have been away on a remote tropical island vacation or that I have been on a grand European get-away, but the fact is I have been working. I’ve been away from my blog for a bit, but I am back. There has been some behind the scenes work going […]

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Monday’s Muffin: Lemon Blueberry

June 6, 2011
Kitchenarian Lemon Blueberry Muffins

What a hectic weekend! This weekend has been busy around our household, everyone in and out of the house. The Kitchenarian and I didn’t even talk about a Monday’s muffin until late Sunday evening. At that point, neither of us wanted to drive to the grocery store and so it became a mission to find […]

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The Greek Festival

June 5, 2011
Kitchenarian's Greek Festival

I was feeling very Greek this weekend and it was great.  I always know that summer has finally arrived with the opening of the annual Greek Festival in Richmond, Virginia.  For 35 years, the local Greek Orthodox church has held this fundraiser in June and treated the city to their amazingly delicious Greek cuisine. (top […]

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From the Recipe Box: Capresto!

June 4, 2011
Kitchenarian Capresto

Riddle: What do you get when you cross caprese with pesto? Answer: Capresto! After my trip to the West End Farmer’s Market last weekend, I had a huge bunch of fresh sweet basil, so I decided to make a batch of pesto. It only takes a few minutes and it is so easy to make.

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Warm Weather Vegetable Pot-Au-Feu ~ French Fridays with Dorie

June 3, 2011
Kitchenarian Pot Au feu

This week’s assignment for French Fridays with Dorie members was warm weather vegetable pot-au-feu. I admit, I was less than excited. What Dorie says turns this soup from ordinary to extraordinary is the poached egg. She writes that it adds a richness that elevates the soup to a truly special dish. I was leery; I […]

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From the Recipe Box: Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

May 31, 2011
Kitchenarian Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

There are times when you crave sweet and simple. With the holiday weekend, I was fortunate enough to have a lazy and relaxing long weekend, leaving me with ample time to make a dessert. After flipping through various cookbooks and browsing food blogs, I kept coming back to an old favorite of mine.

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