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…'cause duct tape fixes everything!

In Between January 26, 2008

Filed under: food — swedblue @ 2:41 am
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Ok, so the next post really isn’t my second experiment, since the last one I have tried a bunch of recipes since my last post.  One was chili and another was pulled bbq pork.  Share them…I won’t.  Why you ask?  Well, a girl has to have some secret recipes! 🙂

So, one of the coolest Christmas presents I received last year was 3 santoku knives.  Tonight, I cut beef with my 9″ knife. Now in the past, I have struggled with cutting meat-cause it never really cut-it more like mashed it.  Well, it is amazing what the right equipment does for the job (and knowledge of how to cut and hold the knife)-it was like cutting butter.  It was so easy!  (Thanks, Alton!)

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Why? January 12, 2008

Filed under: food — swedblue @ 11:06 pm
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Some of you out there know what life is like when you are allergic to anything in the onion family. I do not, but my husband does. I grew up with onions in everything-didn’t like them as a kid, then I grew to like them. When I got married last year, I pretty much said goodbye to onions. My husbands allergy is from both raw and cooked onions. Raw onions make his throat swell up, and cooked onions gives him nausea and stomach cramps. Even just the smell causes him to get sick. So I have had to learn how to get the flavor into dishes with out my fall back of onions or garlic. So this is my journey as a new wife and a cook to create healthy great tasting dishes without onions. From time to time I will post recipes that I have adjusted or created that taste great.