Category Archives: Recipes

Salsa Verde

In keeping with Cinco de Mayo, and to make use of the abundant harvest of cilantro from our garden, we offer for your consideration a simple and delicious salsa verde.  As with most salsas, fresh ingredients are key. Salsa Verde … Continue reading

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The Perfect Cup of Coffee

The following photo essay is dedicated to Tobias Riggs, who gave me my first perfect cup of coffee. Come share a cup of coffee with us some time. Editor’s Note: If you love coffee like we do, start investing in … Continue reading

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Beef Bolognese with Orecchiette

Hello there!  Remember us?  Well one of our New Year’s resolutions here in the shoebox is to get our blogging frequency back up to a respectable level.  It will be tough (even as I type this, our seven month old … Continue reading

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Hands Down, the Best Burger You’ll Ever Eat

Okay, we realize that’s quite a claim we’re making in the title of this post, but adjectives such as “amazing” and “awesome” just didn’t quite capture our ebullient opinion of this burger. We found the recipe in the June 2011 … Continue reading

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Homemade Vanilla Extract

We’ve been wanting to do this for a while – not sure why we waited so long. It’s so easy. Step 1: Order some vanilla beans.  Following some advice given over on food52, we ordered them straight off Ebay.  They … Continue reading

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French Boule, or, A (Gratuitous) Book Plug, or, A Thank-You Note

We must admit, we have been long skeptical of any book whose title includes the words “artisan” and “five minutes.”  Especially when dealing with bread, everyone knows that the long, arduous journey of preparation is just as much a part … Continue reading

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Peppermint Ice Cream in a Walnut Florentine

There were snow flurries in Atlanta today, the temperature is supposed to get down to 20 degrees tonight, and with winds whipping around at 15-20 mph, the wind chill will be within five degrees of zero. Perfect weather for ice … Continue reading

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