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Girl and the kitchen

FoodGirl and the kitchen

Cooking had unfortunately become a necessity for me rather than a pleasure, as just recently I had a child.  My newborn gives me about 20 minutes before she wants to be in my arms again.  So this calls for some quick prep work and a fast shove in a hot oven.  Grouper happens to be…

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FoodGirl and the kitchen

I'll be honest: I hate seafood. I like fish. I can do calamari. I can handle scallops. But anything else is less than my favorite to say the least. My hubby, however, can eat seafood everyday, at every meal all the time. I suppose, many can say it's a match made in food heaven, because he gets to…

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FoodGirl and the kitchen

In the blink of an eye the warm Chicago summer I was looking forward to through all of the polar winters has almost passed us by. And I am sad. Yes, I know, fall is full of vibrant colors and warm soups and football Sundays... But summers are glorious! They are full of lazy pool days,…

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FoodGirl and the kitchen

Every once in a while I want something that tastes incredible, and heartwarming, and just plain scrumptious! Every once in a while, if a craving hits, I try to satisfy it, so that it won’t rear its ugly face at 2:00 a.m., when I suddenly find myself stuffing my face with two-day-old pizza and snickers bars.…

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FoodGirl and the kitchen

If I were asked to describe my style of cooking, I would say, “Simple!” I use fresh ingredients of the best quality I can get my hands on and try and create magic with them. Sometimes I am not successful.  But sometimes... Magic happens! This particular salad is magic. Summer magic. It makes me think of summer…

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FoodGirl and the kitchen

Fish. Roe. Shellfish. What do all of these items have in common? Home cooks are terrified of cooking them. And I am here to put an end to that! One of the most requested classes I have is how to cook seafood. Funny enough I was there once. When I was in culinary school, I somehow convinced myself that the…

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