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Fig Bruschetta Recipe and Love of Fig Photographs

Fig Bruschetta Recipe and Love of Fig Photographs

I vividly remember a conversation I had with a fellow food photographer/food blogger a few years ago about figs. Food talk with fellow food bloggers? I didn’t intend for this an “f” alliteration, but doesn’t it sound like it could be the title of a food column? Yes? Anyways, I’ll get back on track about all this fig talk. I have a tendency to get off track at times and figuring all this out during the blog post will give you a better idea of »

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Sweet potato croquettes and taking risks on Thanksgiving

Sweet potato croquettes and taking risks on Thanksgiving

It’s during this time of year that we all start to get a little high on the blood pressure when it comes to planning the Thanksgiving meal. I know of friends that plan weeks ahead of time and channel their inner Martha Stewart for hosting inspiration. Others will make things on-the-fly and decide the day before what the menu will be (yes, the day before!). And of course, some of those last-minute folks will present a show-stopping meal that puts those Martha Stewart »

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Tomatillo Salsa Recipe and Food & Wine Festival Ixtapa/Zihua, Mexico

Tomatillo Salsa Recipe and Food & Wine Festival Ixtapa/Zihua, Mexico


Mexican breakfasts are something we love to treat ourselves to on occasion and we always consider it such a treat. The flavor, textures and exciting spices of a plate of chilaquiles or breakfast tacos is a champion breakfast that fuels us for the long days. And when we have the opportunity to feast on such breakfasts in Mexico, we feel double lucky.

This year we had the opportunity to experience not only Mexican breakfasts, but authentic local food at  Food & Wine Magazines annual festival »

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Spicy Pork Lettuce Cups with Noodles

Spicy Pork Lettuce Cups with Noodles

Spicy, tomato tangy, savory ground meat. It has become one of the WORC household’s staple instant meal accessorizers.

The zingy muse came from Korean rice cakes. The spice, the touch of sweet, the savory drool inducing rice cakes are highly addicting. Ever hit Momofuku’s Ssam Bar in New York and you’ll know exactly what I mean.»

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Spicy Sriracha Garlic Knots & A Week of Cookbook Shooting

Spicy Sriracha Garlic Knots & A Week of Cookbook Shooting

This has been an incredible week at the Steamy Kitchen Compound/Resort/Farm/Retreat. Home. Diane and I red-eyed a flight across the country on Sunday night, arriving with the sunrise on Monday. Jaden is in the process of her next fantabulous cookbook and we came in for the week to help her power through a section of the photography. We rounded out the team with Jenna from Eat, Live, Run to complete our shooting posse.
This week flew by. Jenna and I prepped, seared, and sliced away »

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Curry Chicken Wings

Curry Chicken Wings

Thanksgiving. Post-Thanksgiving stupor. Holiday parties. Travel. Shopping. Gift-giving cooking. Post office purgatory. Christmas. New Years. Visiting family and friends. Bowl game parties. NFL game gatherings. With all of this thrown on top of everyday life, as the cooks in our clans it isn’t surprising most of us feel like we just got Gronked.

Yet most of us wouldn’t trade it for the world. For some, cooking in the kitchen is a chore, yet for most of us, it is one of the best places in the world. »

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Bacon Lettuce Tomato (BLT) Spring Roll – I broke the rules. Sorry, Mom.

Bacon Lettuce Tomato (BLT) Spring Roll – I broke the rules. Sorry, Mom.

Update: here’s our latest tutorial on how to make and roll spring rolls .

I sincerely hope after this recipe goes live that no one pounds me with a beating of 20 lashes because I broke some rules. Sometimes a girl needs a little culinary excitement in her life and if it means venturing outside my cultural comfort zone to feed myself, I’ll game for the challenge. I’ll also brace myself for the bruises.

The person I’m most concerned about is my Mother, the kitchen »

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Baked Sweet Pea Pot Stickers w/ Ginger Soy Dip

Baked Sweet Pea Pot Stickers w/ Ginger Soy Dip

Truth be told, we have killed many garden plants, none of which were intentional. Since the Sunset Magazine articles about us and our garden were published, everyone thinks we’re master gardeners. Folks! There’s a long list of garden failures that we’ve yet to publish. Maybe we’ll share some of our garden disaster stories so you can see how much of our initial gardening career was (and still is) by trial and error. But what we love so much about gardening is that it’s a continuous »

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Crispy Shrimp Tacos in Tomato Broth from Rick Bayless

Crispy Shrimp Tacos in Tomato Broth from Rick Bayless

It’s safe to say that regardless of how many tacos we eat, we can always find room in our stomachs to fit more.  Layers of fresh salsa, pickled vegetables and warm chile heat make tacos so exciting to eat. Each is unique, customized and no two tacos are alike.

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Asian Caramel Chicken Wings, Sweet & Sour Style

Asian Caramel Chicken Wings, Sweet & Sour Style

Are you ready for some football and more chicken wings?!  Ahhhh!!! More than likely you are probably sick of hearing about football and the Super Bowl.  “If I see one more Super Bowl round up….” Ka Pow!

And I can hardly blame you. Between the analysts blabbering non-stop about every nuance between the teams, the journalists laying down words depicting anything interesting or not about the players, even the length of their hair, to the food bloggers gearing up their sites trying to capture every »

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Holy Debauchery! Cowboy Bacon Chili Cheese Fries

Holy Debauchery! Cowboy Bacon Chili Cheese Fries

go ahead, make a mess.

Hold on tight, you’ll be pleased to know that these chili cheese fries are fresh, home-made, hand-made and fried with only the best yukon gold potatoes and grape seed oil. No need to sneak through the drive-through to satisfy your greasy cravings. You can do that in the sacred privacy of your own home.»

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Ode to Grilled Bread

Ode to Grilled Bread

(violins & cellos in the air… Masterpiece theatre sets the stage…)

Crusty, charred Lines of Black
Gentle crumb singed Golden. Soft.

Day old.  Resuscitated.»

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