cocktail dreams, mojito moments

love my books

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Why do we blog? I can’t answer for everyone, but I know I’m here–at least in part–to indulge in fantasy. Though I try to (mostly) write about real life, I read your blogs for vicarious reasons. Thanks to your posts, … Continue reading

the evolution of supper: quail eggs, freekeh, DIY tomato sauce, and mac and cheese

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Summer schedules have yet to make any more sense to me than they did last time we visited. And I’d bet I’m not alone. Parents everywhere are shuttling their kiddos here, there, and everywhere, while also scrambling to keep up … Continue reading

going to the dark side and the tour

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So. Welcome to another week here at food for fun. Please help yourself to a chilled, creamy beverage while I explain what we’re up to today. This week kicks off a bit differently than others as I’m responding to a … Continue reading

wakame wha’?

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Those bloggers in the Cooking Through the Alphabet gang are wild folk. First, they tested me with T for Tofu (I jumped in late); next, U was assigned to udon. With V came vanilla beans, which seemed a simpler ingredient. … Continue reading

Crescent Dragonwagon, etc: The Summer Slide Edition

Liz:

Recapping funny culinary names @ Blog of Funny Names. There will be a test ;-)

Originally posted on The Blog of Funny Names:

Another month, another Funny Names in Food post. Though this round has caught me even more unaware than usual. (And I can get caught plenty unaware.) Even my own blog is being sorely neglected what with summer travels and the kiddos being home from school. So instead of taking time to research a funny culinary name and craft a riveting and interesting and can’t-stop-reading-it post (bahahahahaha), I’ll subject you to offer you a peek into the Funny Names in Food archives.

If you’ve been here before, this is a chance to see how well you’ve been paying attention. If you haven’t, click on a name or subject that interests you for your funny names post of the day.

One of my favorite pieces of this Funny Names blogging community is the chance to learn about an incredibly wide variety of subjects. Here’s your chance to pick up all…

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more marshmallow madness again

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The marshmallow train moves forward as I finally brought a bit of my madness to the masses. A friend who directs a local culinary school had asked me on board to teach a class on boozy marshmallows and last Friday … Continue reading

v, vanilla bean

mmmmm.......

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T, Tofu. U, Udon. Welcome, my food for fun friends, to V! Today I join Shanna, Sofia, and Ngan as we continue to cook our way through the alphabet. My culinary colleagues smartly assigned V to vanilla bean and I’m … Continue reading

owning the scallion ‘cakes

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Anyone else feeling the crazies lately? The end-of-school-year crazies when you run to games and banquets and recitals and whatnot? When you run in circles and fall so behind on sleep that you forget to write your weekly blog post? … Continue reading

making do, kitchen edition

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Let’s talk about those days when you don’t have time to hunt down recipes, shop for and prep amazing ingredients, and spend an hour putting a meal on the table. In other words, most of our lives nearly all the … Continue reading

jelly beans, peeps, rice krispy bars–oh my

my stash

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From the title alone, you know where I’m going with this, right? Mostly I’m hoping you’ll click over to read my latest Funny Names in Food post as it was heaps of fun to research and write as well as … Continue reading

U is for udon (and that’s good enough for me)

and once again...U is for udon

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Another month, another letter forward in Cooking Through the Alphabet. The CTtA gang continues to grow. Just last month I joined Shanna, Amanda, and Sofia in their quest to cook up all things Tofu. Today we’re also joined by Anna … Continue reading

the cake! the cake! and marshmallows, too

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Many many thanks to all of you who sent ideas (and encouragement) after last week’s puppy cake post. I promised follow-up on that cake and food for fun is here to deliver.Its deLizious facebook debut noted a resemblance to the … Continue reading

puppies, not ponies: time for another birthday cake

oh, this is going to be good!

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My youngest daughter, she of last year’s pony birthday cake, is set to turn a year older. Which means I have an excuse to go all out with another cake. Her chosen party theme for turning 8 is “puppies,” so … Continue reading

gate-crashing a Sicilian cocktail party

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Liz: Well, hello. Welcome to a Special Travel Edition here at food for fun. I hope you brought your passport, as we’re going International today. First, you’ll want to meet my friend Saucy of Saucy Gander. She puts my simple … Continue reading