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spicy cold relief

about ten years ago, i stumbled upon nam kang restaurant.  very random place, random location, but excellent food.  there is a bit of a language barrier (i once ordered lemonade …
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charming new spot

have you been to charmington’s?  it’s on howard street [at 26th] – the name indicates it’s between charles village and remington.  i’m told that it’s technically in charles village, yet it feels …
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pesto alla trapanese

this is my latest fave dish from my very FAVE show, america’s test kitchen.  yes, i am a nerd. 

i was intrigued by the alternative to the usual type of …
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best dressed

a few years ago, i stopped buying bottled salad dressings.  homemade versions are so much tastier and free of added sugar and preservatives.  i’m a big fan of vinaigrettes, but every …
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creamy, delicious hummus

as i continue down this fun and exciting path of cooking, next on the list to master:  hummus.  and, again, thanks to a fave blog, i found this super delicious …
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herbed goat cheese

i saw a blog post recently on serious eats about making goat cheese.  i had never really thought of making cheese, but since it sounded so easy, i thought i’d …
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italian lemon goodness

limoncello is a very tasty italian drink and i’d been hoping for years to make it.  and, now that i’ve made it…i’m wondering…what took so long?!  it is delicious and so …
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picture this…

i sold some of my favorite food photos today at a holiday bazaar at friends school.  it was a HUGE success.  people really seemed to love them, which makes me …
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my happy place

recently, the city of baltimore came up with yet another bizarre slogan. in the past, we’ve seen “the city that reads”, “the greatest city in america”, “get in on …
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tapas with a twist

finally got to centro, the new federal hill tapas restaurant where the wonderful bicycle restaurant used to be. i’d heard so many raves from many friends and was really looking …
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