spices

Penzeys Spices in Arlington

June 17, 2009
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I embarrassingly admitted to the fact that I’d never been to the Penzeys Spices store in Arlington the other day and several of my fellow bloggers demanded that I make a command appearance as soon as possible. What’s a girl to do? Well obviously I obeyed and made it a priority to stop by that […]

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Orange Frosted Pumpkin Muffins

September 22, 2008

Happy first day of fall! I’m sure most of you aren’t feeling very excited about this change, especially if you reside in New England like I do.  The onset of Fall means that sunblock, bathing suits, and flip flops will soon be distant memories and the inevitable snowflakes are lurking just around the corner. In […]

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Cooks Illustrated Chicken Tikka Masala

August 14, 2007

Last weekend, Chris and I had lunch with our friend Anna at a restaurant called Bukhara in Jamaica Plain. It was insanely delicious and not only did I eat my own food, but I also liberally sampled everyone elses’ selections as well. You’ve been warned, don’t let me loose on a plate of fresh naan. […]

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Why Cook Aloo Gobi, When You Can Bend It Like Beckham?

May 6, 2007

While searching online for a recipe to make one of my favorite Indian dishes, Aloo Gobi, I discovered that there is an adorable segment on the DVD extras of the movie “Bend it Like Beckham” where the director of the film (with help from her mother and auntie) demonstrates how to prepare this popular meal. […]

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Cowboy Steak and Garlic Fries

March 17, 2007

I made a phenomenal steak the other day for Chris and Anna and now I’m a huge fan of the “rub.” The rub I’m gushing over actually consisted of chili powder, coriander, mustard, brown sugar, espresso and salt & pepper — who knew such an odd assortment of flavors could taste so incredibly amazing! Well […]

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Black Bean Soup & Spicy Cornbread Muffins

October 11, 2006

Before I started dating CK I essentially refused to eat anything spicy. In the past I’ve honestly gone out to dinner at Mexican restaurants and only ordered margaritas and snacked on corn chips, but now I’m addicted to heat. Essentially this means I tend to double the amount of spice, which is exactly what I […]

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