Food

Breakfast in America

Home again! Now, we chose to live here – it’s no understatement to say we adoreLawrence – but as much as I love home, I always seem to want wherever I just was. All it takes is a short visit to a new place – a pleasant place that is work-less and unhampered by utility bills and trash bags – and we’re gazing at apartments in real estate windows. We’ve entertained a lot of brief delusions:…

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Order Up!

Lunchtime on the new kitchen bar. What. What?                   Like I’m the only one trying to build a better Stouffer’s French Bread pizza.  Is it just a vain attempt to gourmet-ify and recapture the seemingly weightless bliss of my college snacking days, only to find I created one with more calories?   Could I be the only one who wants that? I think not.

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Finished Kitchen in Rare Form

It took a year to build the house and a little extra to finish this, but much like Neutrogena, the kitchen certainly got an energizing boost from copper. The range hood and bar counter were made by a local metal artist who does incredible work. For him the actual fabrication was child’s play – dealing with people rabidly ready to finish a house was another matter. We used copper for its traditional restaurant feel, its durability…

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Tell Simmer: Clotilde Dusoulier, Chocolate & Zucchini

Clotilde Dusoulier is, by any measure, living a pretty dreamy life. She resides in the beautiful Montmartre section of the all-beautiful Paris, where she spends her days working on the deliciously popular blog Chocolate & Zucchini. Started in 2003 to give friends a break from “hearing about what she had cooked/eaten/baked/bought,” it catapulted into the emerging online food world, leading to a media flurry of articles, awards and ultimately, a book deal. Chocolate and Zucchini:…

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Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July from here in Lawrence, Kansas! Where people take the freedom to express themselves very seriously.                   Where people are creative with their independence.                   Where you can be the big kid in the neighborhood parade.                 Where you can stick your tongue out and be who you are.

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