Archive | February, 2012

Raisin Branna Cotta


The Best/Worst Thing I’ve Ever Done In My Life was buy Shaun this cookbook for Valentine’s Day: Christina Tosi’s Milk Bar cookbook is essentially a compilation of all of the most incredible desserts in the entire world. THE ENTIRE WORLD. I’ve raved about Milk Bar before. If you live in New York and have never […]

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Spring Fever Salad


One of the things I love, love, love about spring is how bright the colors are. Flowers, vegetables, clothing – everything suddenly pops. Another thing I love is the abundance of fresh vegetables for delicious, spring salads. Although we’re not quite there yet, it was 63 degrees today and is supposed to be 70 tomorrow, […]

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A Very Vegan Fat Tuesday [Almost…]


So, at first blush, you might think veganizing this holiday is antithetical to the logic behind it. Aren’t we supposed to eat all the fatty, sugary, nasty crap in our house so we can fast in the coming weeks? Well, depends who you ask. But I like to think that Vegan Fat Tuesday still conforms […]

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Wedding 101: The Dress [Or, this weekend’s “FINALLY” #2]


Well, here it is: That’s Maid of Honor/Awesome Photographer Kelly, by the way. She said she felt it was her MOH duty to carry the dress box back to the car. I have to say, I went to D.C. yesterday expecting to just pick something. I chose ten dresses to try during my appointment, and figured that […]

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Newsworthy 2.20.12


It’s pretty gruesome, but someone finally did a study of how your body digests processed foods versus whole foods using a camera that followed the food through the digestive tract. Check out a brief video/overview here, and re-assess life. I know I did. [via Scientific American] What’s in a name? Apparently a trademark, according to Jeremy […]

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Finally.


Finally. FINALLY. The perfect veggie burger recipe. I had all but given up on making veggie burgers from scratch. Shaun and I both attempted, but they all ended up either too slimy [oozing out of a bun] or too dry [crumbling into pieces]. They never, I repeat never stuck together. When No Bull entered the C’Ville market, the days […]

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Return to C’Ville: Blind Pilot & Cotton Jones


Last week in my Valentine’s Day post, I said I’d let you know if I didn’t cry if Blind Pilot played “Three Rounds and a Sound” on Friday night [the 17th] at their show at the Jefferson. Believe me, I tried not to.* But then Israel Nebeker unplugged his guitar and he and the other five […]

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Shaun’s Beer Journey: Foothills Sexual Chocolate


[Courtney’s Note: This is the first in an ongoing series of posts by Shaun as he attempts to make his way through his top-ten list of extremely rare, extremely awesome beers from Bernstein’s Brewed Awakening book. You can check out his progress on his Beer Journey main page, as well as find a link to Bernstein’s […]

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Shaun’s Beer Journey


Shaun recently blew through a copy of “Brewed Awakening” by Joshua Bernstein, a biography of the fast-growing [and completely awesome] craft beer revolution. The book came highly recommended by Serious Eats and Gilt Taste as a beer book for people who already know a little about beer but want to know more. It served its purpose […]

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Valentine’s Day: The Music Essentials


Valentine’s Day is problematic for anyone like me who borders on the “overly” side of emotional. Exhibit A: On the treadmill yesterday, I listened to NPR All Songs Considered’s V-Day podcast, which was a compilation of listeners’ requests and dedications to loved ones. Perhaps the people who saw me tearing up just thought I was […]

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