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A Few Images from the Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, FL

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The Dali Museum and its grounds are a visual treat and the genius of Salvador Dali is mind-blowing. Continue Reading

Trick or Treat: Meatballs + Spaghetti with Vodka Sauce for a Creative Culinary Crew Challenge

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It’s October — and that means Halloween. And you know what Halloween means … nothing is quite like what it seems.

The Creative Cooking Crew’s challenge this month is to have some fun with the holiday. I decided to play a little virtual trick or treat. But it turned out more like a ‘trick and treat’. Continue Reading

Sicilian Style Pork Meatballs on a Cheesy Butternut Squash Mash

I’ve got Sicily on my mind. After many trips to Italy, I’m finally looking south and exploring  a 2015 trip to Sicily and southern Italy. Yeah, I know, I recently said almost the same thing about a trip to the Yucatan in 2015. I’m doing both.

So, what makes a meatball Sicilian? Continue Reading

Warm, Spicy and Savory Apple Pot Pie with Cool Apple Cream and Sweet Apple Slaw | A Creative Cooking Crew Challenge

This month’s challenge allowed us to pick our own ingredient to star in a dish. Easy, right? Well, no … we had to showcase it both hot and cold!

I used the double definitions of ‘hot’ (temperature and spicy) and ‘cold’ (temperature and cooling-off spice effect) in 3 separate apple applications in this dish. Continue Reading

Word!

you are what you eat

An Asian-Inspired Dinner Party or Anyone Can Cook Anything!

Yeah, that’s my take on cooking food outside your ethnicity. All it takes is knowing what you like, a few good seasoning agents*, a dash of confidence and access to google for recipes or to answer any last-minute questions. It may not be “authentic”, but it could (should) be tasty.

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Tomatoes: A Creative Cooking Crew Challenge Round-Up

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This month’s cooking challenge was TOMATOES … in the height of season, delicious and turning up in such creative ways.  Enjoy the round-up from our creative cooks! Continue Reading

6th Anniversary

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FOODalogue quietly passed its 6th anniversary this month … no fanfare, no giveaways … not even me, who birthed it, thought much about it. I guess because it has become so much a part of my life and identity so it was just another day.

But, I didn’t want to lose the opportunity to thank those of you who have chosen to occasionally pull a chair up to my virtual table and enjoy the food and conversation.  Anyone who puts themselves out there day-after-day, month-after-month, year-after-year, knows just how important the interaction is.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart. ♥♥♥  Mi casa es su casa.


 

Sangrita Granita with Sun-dried Tomato Sugar for a Creative Cooking Crew Challenge

I’ve had Mexico on my mind because, after a good number of years, I’ve decided to go back and visit — this time to explore the Yucatan peninsula. But, that’s not happening until next February so when this month’s challenge (tomatoes) was announced, I decided to bring a little Mexico into my cocina. Or should I say cantina?

This type of post is rare for the pages of FOODalogue so I’m conflicted about whether to classify it as a frozen cocktail or dessert. Continue Reading

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