CHICKEN CURRY RECIPE

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Mike Sheldon asked for this Curry Chicken recipe from the December 12th post. It comes from the above book and is a simple West Indian version of the dish NOT a traditional East Indian version in which the spices would be individually mixed depending on the style/region of is origin. Curry Chicken 6 pounds chicken,… View Article

ONE PERFECT MEAL

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This is not my white truffle BUT– if it was I’d make this Tagliatell ai Truffles http://www.italianmade.com/recipes/recipe262.cfm as a Christmas present to my beloved
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READYING CHRISTMAS DINNER IDEAS

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This is it–the star of our Christmas dinner, an 8 ribber prime rib roast. I have written about our menu at http://www.marthastewart.com/article/a-cut-above. One year several years ago-I made this menu. I guess it was an impressionable year for the boys because I’ve never been able to make anything else since. There are never enough Yorkshire… View Article
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EGG ON RICE

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Basically fried egg on any leftover works for this boys breakfast. The fried egg technique in Mad Hungry works like a charm to avoid a gooby, runny top and overcooked bottom. Seems like a big duh but have heard from a few folks who claim to have finally fried the perfect egg.
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STEVIE

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http://www.youtube.com/get_player Our young boy puppy Steve joins his 13 year old chocolate lab sister Koko underfoot while I cook. Thankfully they also force me out for long early morning walks everyday too.
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BREAKFAST SANDWICH

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It seems so basic, almost like a, duh–but, creating a breakfast sandwich with some soul takes a some thoughtful technique. Now I’m not saying MH’s is the only way–it’s just that after quite a few years I know it rocks hard every time. If you’re interested in the exact method I use, check the video… View Article

SATURDAY NIGHT SUPPER

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Low and behold, I dissed Apple prematurely as THIS time, they actually called me within 12 hours with news of a smooth “data transfer.” Had just finished dinner so I hopped in a cab and made it there just before closing time at 9 to pick up my new computer. I won’t lie–its here and… View Article

SO LONG DINOSAUR COMPUTER

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On December 6th exactly 5 minutes after my last post my 6 year old computer officially died.  Hence the vacuum from this end.  Am presently using a teenage computer, snagged while he’s at soccer practice (otherwise there is no way to pry it away from him). And, if you’re reading this boyeee–I clicked out of… View Article
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MAD HAPPY TO BE HOME

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I arrived home to the the incredible aroma of the crunchy sesame chicken wings, (MH p. 126) wafting thought the hallways before I even opened the apartment door.  It’s so funny (especially to those of you who may have heard my tour talks) that my husband was so proud to say that he’d actually followed… View Article
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SALT LAKE CITY: MAD HUNGRY TOUR FINALE

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Early morning flight to Salt Lake City–beautiful, dramatic descent over the Wasatch mountains. Morning TV and a tour of Park City before final signing at The Kings English book store: cozy and cool, another great vibe indie book store alive and well as a thriving community center. Dinner, champagne toast and reflections on the most… View Article

MILE HIGH CITY

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The first thing you realize AND everyone tells you when you arrive in Denver is to be mindful of the altitude. At 5,280 elevation above sea level you need to get acclimated, meaning beware of dehydration, lack of sleep, dizziness and shortness of breath. Lovely–on city 24 of this 25 city tour I’m already trying… View Article
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AZ PM BOOKS/PIZZA-CO AM SNOW

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Changing Hands book store in Tempe AZ is one of the most amazing independent bookstores I’ve ever seen! The collection is extraordinary and the staff same too. Knowledgeable, kind, opinionated (in a good way)–a community place just vibing good literary vibes all around. Thanks to Rachel for her creative book pick for me which I’m… View Article

PHOENIX AZ

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This is yet another American city I’ve never been to with its own flavor and style just like the others. And, it has the most amazing weather too (ok I get why people come here for the winter). Today high 69–chilly in the morning and no humidity. Glorious citrus trees are growing all over the… View Article
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