Monthly Archives: May 2012

Riding through the dump

Getting ready to ride up to the Lake House this weekend, with my buddy Jay, assuming that the weather holds out. We did this ride once before, for labor day 2009. Obviously we don’t take major highways, but it’s always … Continue reading

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German Chocolate Cake

I admittedly spend a fair amount of time reading blogs about food. And yes, Lesya makes fun of me for spending so much time reading relative to the time I spend actually cooking (and she’s well-justified for doing so). And … Continue reading

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Rhubarb compote and Mother’s Day

I think I should feel lucky to be able to spend part of the weekend cooking and baking for both my wife and my mother on Mother’s Day weekend. Perhaps I was too ambitious, but here was the menu for … Continue reading

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Yogurt, Kefir, and Paneer

As mentioned previously, the simple ricotta recipe that Lesya followed recently is apparently more of a paneer, which is the Indian cheese which comes in dishes such as palaak paneer (which, BTW, I’d really like to make). But my current … Continue reading

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Oxtail Ragu

A terrific Ragu to go on top of gnocchi or other pasta, or polenta. From Mario Batalli’s Babbo cookbook. We made this for the Menards along with gnocchi. 5 lb oxtail in 2″ pieces 6 T olive oil Flour for … Continue reading

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