April 21, 2012

Smoked Lemon Whiskey Sour

Lamentations & Libations So, we’re going to call this cocktail hour “Lamentations & Libations”. We over at Headed Out West are bringing you a drink and a song to liven up your weekend. This weekend I’m making you a smoked lemon whiskey sour, because there isn’t a thing in this world a whiskey sour can’t […]






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April 19, 2012

Cactus Salsa

I think we forget a lot about the food that is already around us to begin with. To eat locally is a sort of a dual concept. There’s an idea about how far food travels to reach your plate. Then there is this other idea, one we think of less, of eating something that is […]






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April 18, 2012

Brussel Sprouts and Radishes in Mustard

Have you ever had a bad reputation? Did an event or a name or a connotation ever just stick to you, no matter how hard you tried to change it?  I have a reputation. It’s the kind I’d like to get rid of, but also the kind that drives me to do even better. Kind […]






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April 16, 2012

Rainbow Chard and Sunflower Seed Pesto

Swiss chard. It’s probably the most beautiful leaf. The way yellow, white, and fuschia veins spread throughout the thick leaves and color the spine. It’s stunning and eye-catching and every time I pass by it in the farmer’s market I do just that… pass by it. Okay, I’ve used swiss chard a couple of times. […]






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April 13, 2012

Cardamom-Vanilla Bourbon with Citrus

I think you should make this. I think you should make this for yourself. Just for you. Say hello to summer just a little bit early with this drink. It’s that time of year where I long for summer break. Cut-off jean shorts, cowboy boots, and tank tops. A good patch of grass and a […]






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April 2, 2012

Radish-Carrot-Kale Salad (or Slaw)

It’s Spring. There’s a green mist on the trees, the crocuses and tulips have bloomed, and it’s time for spring-weather food. The kind that tastes like outside looks; crisp, colorful, and fresh. This is where it is. Inject color into your Monday. 1.  It’s totally time to take spring to the next level with this […]






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April 1, 2012

Mint Mojito Angel Food Cake

Egg whites. They’re the viscous, protein rich, and sticky part of the egg. They’re good in omelettes, meringues, and macaroons. They’re also ideal for making an angel food cake at home. Which is what we’re here to talk about. Sure, they are easy to buy in the store, but why not make one yourself? Why […]






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March 31, 2012

West

Do you know that feeling when you’re driving out in the middle of nowhere and you turn a corner and suddenly you realize that you’re headed West? It feels like the sky shifts towards you, the pavement smooths out, and there’s just road, land, and sky for miles. And for a little bit, that’s all […]






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