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Being domestic.

by Lesley on March 3, 2009 · 4 comments

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TweetI have so many things to say, and they all start with garlic and end with chicken stock. It’s been an exciting night in the kitchen. So exciting that my eyes are still puffy from the onions. I love to cook, I love to read, and I love trying new things. The result is I […]

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Lesley Can Cook

by Lesley on February 25, 2009 · 1 comment

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Tweet Ever heard of Yan Can Cook? I hadn’t. But, that didn’t stop me from carting myself out on a rainy Sunday to see his live (and FREE!) cooking demonstration at the downtown library. I got there an hour early, by myself, to get a good seat. In typical bookworm fashion I brought a thick […]

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No fail Christmas desserts

by Lesley on December 15, 2008 · 3 comments

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Tweet It’s not Christmas without: Buckeyes: The best little chocolate peanut butter cookie you’ve ever tasted. Marlene’s recipe is delicious, but I’m too lazy to type it out tonight so I’m linking to a similar option on Cooks.com. These take time to make but are totally worth it. Snowball cookies (aka Russian Tea Cakes): I […]

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Dear Martha

by Lesley on November 23, 2008 · 1 comment

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Tweet Dear Martha, You’ve taken a lot of slack over the last few years. The whole going-to-jail thing was a big mess that obviously made me lose a little respect for you. Girl, you should have paid your taxes just like everyone else. That being said, I want you to know you’ve earned back some […]

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Finally Fall

by Lesley on November 12, 2008 · 4 comments

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Tweet No better way to spend a day off: Apple Hill with Jonathan. Crisp air. Late breakfast (Cheese blintz with ollaliberries!) and lots and lots of apples. And wine tasting. No better sign of fall: squash soup. My mom’s recipe is below for all to enjoy. I promise, it doesn’t get any better than this: […]

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