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#TBT Recipe: Butternut Squash Soup

Way, way, back in the beginning of this blog I used to do pro football predictions.   To tie it in with the site, I spun a fruit or vegetable … Continue reading

October 29, 2015 · 3 Comments

Braised Pork and Coconut Soup

Now that the days are shorter and the air outside is brisk, thoughts often go to soups and stews. Nothing warms the body and soul on a harsh winter night … Continue reading

June 4, 2015 · 6 Comments

Scotch Egg with Potato-Leek Puree

In the Quickfire Challenge of last week’s Top Chef NOLA,  Dana Cowen declared putting eggs on top of everything as “a fad that needs to go away.”  That really bummed … Continue reading

October 23, 2013 · 18 Comments

Gumbo z’Herbes

The Quickfire Challenge in Top Chef NOLA Episode 2 had the contestants making a gumbo that was based on their heritage.  The winning dish was an “Iowan-Trinidadian gumbo with coconut, … Continue reading

October 13, 2013 · 14 Comments

Spicy Avocado Cream Soup

A few month’s ago, I gave a mixed review to one of the finer restaurants here in Ann Arbor – Pacific Rim. In a nutshell, the food is fantastic and … Continue reading

November 13, 2012 · 5 Comments

Football! Week 8 – My Version of Butternut Squash Soup

Week 7 was a fairly easy week to pick games, with the only surprises being the Jets beating San Diego, and Baltimore’s crappy showing against Jacksonville.  Had those games gone … Continue reading

October 27, 2011 · 4 Comments