Category Archives: Home Cooking

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Shakshuka Recipe

To date, I have made Shakshuka more times than I can count. Each time, I make additions that feel right and tweak the recipe, in hopes of reaching the status of can't get enough, lick the plate-good. Recently, I added a can of Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce (a pantry staple in our household) and…
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Bacchus – A European Wine & Cheese Specialty Market Set to Open Mid December

There are many restaurants downtown in which you can order fantastic wine, cheese and charcuterie to eat in-house, but where downtown can you go buy specialty wines, cheese and charcuterie to make and serve at home? Nowhere, until now. Come mid-December Bacchus (named after the Roman god of wine), a European inspired specialty market, will…
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Fun Cooking Parties Sizzle in Downtown St. Pete

Laugh & Learn While Cooking & Imbibing There's a new fun foodie activity in St. Pete, and it's called The Chef's Hat. Is it a cooking class, or is it a party? Yes. Both. Hailing from Chicago, The Chef's Hat is now open for business in downtown St. Petersburg. Lori and I went to the…
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Foodimentary: The Ultimate Food Holiday & Recipe Book

The Famous Food Holiday Website is Now a Beautiful Hardcover Book What's your favorite food holiday? As I write this on October 17, it is National Pasta Day. I like that one. Coming up on November 6 is National Nachos Day. I don't know anyone that doesn't like nachos. Did you know that there is…
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Tryst Tuna Poké in Crispy Wonton Cups

Tryst on Beach Drive in Downtown St. Pete is one of our most visited hangouts to eat, drink, and people-watch. One of our favorite appetizers is the Tuna Poké. Executive Chef Jon Robben created a special version of his recipe for St. Petersburg Foodies. The Tuna Poké is usually served in a glass with a…
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Low Country Boil…

Serving up a Low Country Boil for family and friends is a fun way to ride out those last days of summer...and there are only a few days left. Fresh corn, shrimp, potatoes and sausage commingle in a spiced-up broth, then are drained and dumped onto newspaper for fun--and easy cleanup; it is the perfect…
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Vom Fass Offers Exclusive Gourmet Goodies for Foodies

Specialty Oils, Vinegars, Spirits, Wines & More ... That You Can't Get Anywhere Else Vom Fass is a specialty store like no other, and co-owners Jeff Ritter and Joe Pedro run it with a passion, and are delightful to spend time with, tasting samples of the many different oils, vinegars, and even imbibing their exclusive…
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Brick Street Farms New Dedicated Consumer Farm & Annual Club

There's good news for fans of Brick Street Farms. They have recently launched their fourth "farm"—meaning a new shipping container that has been converted into "hydroponic, indoor growing facility that produces leafy greens and herbs year-round in highly technology based, climate controlled environments." Check out our original article on Brick Street Farms here. Brick Street quickly…
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Corn and Crawfish Pie…

Crawfish pie. It is the one and only thing my eight year-old son had on his New Orleans bucket list. He had his hopes set on finding a version as good as--or better than--the pie from Vivian's Cajun Crawfish Pies at downtown St. Petersburg’s Saturday Morning Market. Her version is chock full of crawfish and…
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Cold Beet Borscht Recipe From My Mother’s Kitchen book by Mimi Sheraton

Borscht is a sour soup popular in several Eastern European cuisines, including Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, Belarusian, Lithuanian, Romanian, and Ashkenazi Jewish cuisines. - Wikipedia. Beets for this refreshing cold soup were sometimes finely diced, other times coarsely grated. We liked best whichever we were being served, and I still alternate, indiscriminately. Canned beets can also…
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Eat These Words

To me, spring break means curling up with a great book on the beach with a boat drink in hand, virgin style, from the local juice bar. Here are some of my delicious recommendations, a savory selection of food writing from authors new and old. Some of my favorite authors include everything by M.F.K. Fisher,…
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St. Paddy’s Day Soup…

My first St. Patrick's Day as a vegetarian had me longing for corned beef and cabbage something awful. I missed simmering that aromatic cured meat and pickling spices all day long. I missed the distinct funk of cabbage that wafted through the air. I missed having sandwiches for days. For nostalgia's sake, I cooked up…
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