Monthly Archives: October 2011

Chicken Adobo

My favorite cookbooks and food reading all come from the same place: Mark Bittman. I own at least four of his cookbooks and his iPad app. I loved his New York Times Minimalist column. Last night, I followed his directions to … Continue reading

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Man vs. Food Nation: Omaha

Yesterday my friend and Omaha World-Herald sports reporter Sam McKewon and I tried one third of the Starsky’s pig wing challenge that appears on tonight’s episode of Man v. Food Nation. Watch the video here and read my story here. … Continue reading

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Weekend adventure

Matthew and I took a mini adventure last weekend. We spent the afternoon at Too Far North tasting room, in Fort Calhoun. We were hoping for a drive filled with fall color, but I think we may have been a … Continue reading

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On Green Tomatoes

This weekend, I started to tear out my tomato plants. I know not everyone had great luck with tomatoes this year, but I did — at the height of the season, I brought in a dozen or so a day. … Continue reading

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Review: Dolce Cafe

Dolce Cafe is only a few months old, but already making a niche for itself in West Omaha as a comfortable spot for lunch or a potentially romantic dinner place. The short form: I had some issues with the atmosphere … Continue reading

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Heritage Recipes

I’ve been seeing a lot of stuff come across my desk lately about “heritage recipes,” which are basically old recipes that have been recently rediscovered and updated for a new generation of at-home cooks. You already know this is right … Continue reading

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I wrote a short story in the paper a few weeks ago about the web sensation that is Pinterest. If you haven’t heard of it, click on over to my story and learn what it is. I interviewed a few … Continue reading

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Brussels Sprouts

No, those are not my Brussels sprouts. I planted four plants in my garden this spring, and they’ve grown to mammoth proportions, taking over more room than I thought they would. But so far, the plants haven’t produced one sprout. … Continue reading

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Sunday Night Pot Luck: Chinese

For more than a year now, a loose group of my friends have been having monthly pot lucks on Sunday nights. These gatherings dwindle during the summer and pick up in the fall, when people feel most like gathering together … Continue reading

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Mail call: beer

So I get LOTS of stuff in the mail at work. Lots of it is weird or sort of random or kind of funny. So I’m going to blog about it. In my first three weeks at the paper I’ve … Continue reading

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