Archive | October 2011

Recipe: Shrimp and Loofah Soup (鲜虾丝瓜汤) (via jenny’s world)

Fantastic. What exactly is Loofah?? Check this out!

Recipe:  Shrimp and Loofah Soup (鲜虾丝瓜汤) Second year of medical school officially started this Monday for me! I still can’t believe that I’ve made it this far, haha. I just wanted to make this quick recipe post to commemorate the beginning of this school year as well as the end of summer…. a summer which has been, overall, pretty epic and pretty darn good. Monday started off with an early 8 am (th … Read More

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Holiday Recipes via Oyster Evangelist

Check out the Oyster Evangelist for some serious inspiration for this year’s Holiday feasts. She features some fantastic recipes from Cooks Illustrated. Her imagery on her blog will make you MELT!

“Take the pumpkin pie. Who doesn’t already have a recipe? Well, in reading the article that goes along with the recipe, I learned that most of the pumpkin pies I’ve ever eaten have had a somewhat grainy texture. It struck me as a relatively minor issue until I had the Cook’s Illustrate version to compare…” View the rest clicking the link to her site, below!

Christopher Kimball is my Copilot.

Church in Florence (via Colton Graub Photography | © 2011)

Just breath taking. Oh Italy!

Church in Florence Daily Photo ~ Church in Florence I seem to be publishing a lot of Europe pictures lately!  This one is from Florence and is of a magnificant church located in the city's heart.  I don't know its name, but it is located next to the museum that houses the famous David sculpture!  The tour guide that was leading us around Europe casually mentioned how you would never expect such a church in Florence, but rather in Rome.  How true that is! … Read More

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Lighter Chicken and Dumplings and Asparagus with Citrus and Oregano (via Camille Cooks)

Oh boy! Another blogger who documents pricing in their recipes– check her OUT! 🙂

Lighter Chicken and Dumplings and Asparagus with Citrus and Oregano Don’t be intimidated by the recipe for “Lighter Chicken and Dumplings,” from the September/October 2009 issue of Cook’s Illustrated (recipe below). Indeed, you’ll need to follow a few particular cooking steps, but the rewards will be great. My diners loved this soup. And really, the preparation is not too difficult. You’ll notice that everything takes place in one pot — a Dutch oven — and the dumplings are simply dropped in to float and cook at … Read More

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Views of Johannesburg from Langeman’s Kop (via )

My favorite part– the different colored roofs 🙂

Views of Johannesburg from Langeman's Kop Finding new bits of one’s home city to explore is always a very rewarding experience. A few days ago I found myself atop Langeman’s Kop, a koppie that rises in the suburb of Kensington, and of which I had never heard until a few days prior when Joburg Photowalkers announced a sunrise walk on the koppie … Read More

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