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I want to make this right now

   March 17, 2011 11:43 am    0

Mediterranean dishes always sound good. But I’ve made so many that just didn’t live up to the hype, that I tend to shy away from them. This one has lured me in yet again. It’s called Chicken Souvlaki, a Greek sandwich/wrap/thing that seems pretty similar to a gyro. I love gyros, especially the huge, drippy,…

 

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   March 16, 2011 10:53 am    0

With St. Patrick’s Day in the middle of the week, it’s hard to get worked up over it. And by worked up I mean cooking. It’s not like I can make a 3-hour stew on a Thursday night. Colcannon’s too heavy if I plan to function after I eat it. Corned beef is practically lethal….

 

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Time to make the donuts

   March 14, 2011 3:03 pm    1

This weekend, I took my second and final foray into the world of deep-fried foods. I had my brother’s fryer from the fish story that ran Friday, and I wanted to try making donuts before returning it. In retrospect, this was not my best idea, and on some level, I knew this. But sometimes I…

 

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Greens mean go for it

   March 10, 2011 1:35 pm    1

If you’re not into kegs and eggs, and bar crawls are a memory of your misspent youth, if green isn’t your color and corned beef and cabbage just don’t sit well, there’s still another way to celebrate the green on St. Patty’s Day — and all year long. for that matter. We’re coming up on…

 

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If you have a minute, Guy Fieri would like to talk to you

   March 8, 2011 1:06 pm    0

Minute to Win It host and Food Network star Guy Fieri will bring his Food Tour to the Cleveland’s Palace Theater May 22. It’s billed as mixing “food, fun & rock ‘n’ roll.” Two quick things: “Food Tour” is a stupid name and if you have to add “fun” to the description, maybe you have…

 

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I’m still stewing

   March 8, 2011 11:06 am    0

I was off to an optimistic start on spring when I made Salmon with Grapefruit and Quinoa salad a couple of weeks ago. But the weekend snow kind of broke my spirit, and I reverted to cocooning with beef stew. I’ve had some rocky times making long-stewed meals like that, so I proceeded with a…

 

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Buried in books

   March 7, 2011 12:39 pm    0

It’s time to clear off my desk again. If you want one of these books, send me an e-mail at jennie.geisler@timesnews.com. Include your name, address and the name of the book you want: “Vegan & Vegetarian Restaurants Directory in USA” “Green Market Baking Book: 100 delicious recipes for naturally sweet & savory treats,” by Laura…

 

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Speaking of pretzels …

   March 4, 2011 10:33 am    0

Sometimes a recipe just grabs me. It might be off the wall, look delicious, or just plain intriguing. They make me wish I could go into the kitchen and try them that very second. Unfortunately, this usually happens when I’m at work, and can only print it out, stick it in my purse paper-holding pocket,…

 

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I love pretzels. But not this much.

   March 3, 2011 5:40 pm    0

Because what this world needs is a roller coaster made out of pretzels. Wait. Let me back up. I really do love pretzels. My ideal vegging-out afternoon activity (as if) is a bag of Dan-Dee Midget Pretzels and a 12-pack of cold Diet Coke. I can ignore a bowl of potato chips all night long….

 

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Time to thaw out

   March 1, 2011 1:39 pm    0

Happy March! The beginning of the end of this long, cruel winter; the harbinger of spring 2011, if in name only. No one can say when the snow will end, but the arrival of March puts a faint, warm light at the end of the tunnel. This is the month when it’s as likely to…

 

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