Asparagus Salad with Roasted Potatoes and Hard Boiled Eggs

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In a rather convoluted way, this salad started with garlic aioli.  Months ago now, J and I were eating at Canary Square, a restaurant in Jamaica Plain.  We’d split an order of fries to start, and our waiter offered to bring us a second dip in addition to the house-made ketchup.  A side of garlic aioli came out with the fries.  As I dipped in my first fry, I had to summon massive amounts of willpower not to go at the little container of aioli with my spoon and then my tongue.  Silky smooth and garlicky, the aioli was a … Continue reading

Rosemary Garlic Olive Oil Bread

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When I was thinking about my stuffing recipe, I knew I wanted everything to be as flavorful as possible.  I was also dealing with a competing priority though, which was that I knew come Thanksgiving morning I’d have very limited prep time.  My redeye cross country flight got me into Boston at 7:30AM, and since we were delayed it was actually much closer to 9:00 AM.  I knew there’d be no time for bread baking, and then for letting the bread go stale and using it for stuffing at our actual Thanksgiving celebration.  Luckily I also knew that rosemary garlic … Continue reading

Spicy Sopa de Ajo

I truly admire “real” food bloggers. Their diligence amazes me. I never think to photograph my food until I’m halfway through dinner, thinking “wow, this would make a great recipe for the blog.” Tonight will also be picture-less unfortunately, partially because I’m not on top of things, but also because this dinner came together so quickly I would barely have had time to photograph the prep anyways. Supposedly it’s winter here in California. Based on the shorts I wore on my run this afternoon, I’m not sure I believe it. Still, I’ve been craving cozy, winter comfort food. Plus, even … Continue reading