Monthly Archives: July 2010

baba ghanoush and rosemary flatbread

When I started to write this post, just like when I start to write any post, I asked Preston and Jeff: “What’s a funny anecdote I can use to entertain my readers?” Preston contributed, “Why don’t you just give them … Continue reading

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scalloped tomatoes with croutons

Every now and then I find a recipe that I would do very bad things for. Recipes that could make me give up government secrets, slap my mama, or tell my boyfriend I was going to nap with him and … Continue reading

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lemon ricotta pancakes with sauteed apples

Let’s just get this out of the way: I’m not a breakfast person. As far as I’m concerned, there’s lunch, dinner, and snackies in between. First of all, I usually get up at noon. And when I have to get … Continue reading

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i’m not a foodie, but i play one on T.V.

**A housekeeping issue: The Austin Chronicle Best of 2010 awards are coming up and I would really appreciate some help from you, my faithful readers, so I can accumulate some street cred. Just go vote HERE, and type “www.TheFirstKitchen.com” in … Continue reading

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a dish to put hair on your chest

(I apologize for the title of this post. I can’t keep talking about chest hair and toe smell when I’m writing about food.) Something I’ve learned in my long 19 years on earth is that pain is not the opposite … Continue reading

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oh I have a blog

…and I’ve totally forgotten about it.. I guess it’s because I really haven’t been cooking a lot. I’ve been eating a lot of these… …and finding awesome bowls at Goodwill… …and watching 4th of July firework shows from a kayak … Continue reading

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a baking adventure

The other day, I found this post on my Facebook wall: Naturally I went through all the archives and bookmarked pretty much every recipe. And soon after, I found myself at home on a rainy Friday evening in desperate need … Continue reading

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doing random stuff in the kitchen

If I had a Food Network show, that would be the title. I’ve thought about it before in depth, even going so far as to narrate my cooking process in my head just in case I do end up on … Continue reading

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