Recipe of the Week

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02 Apr 2010

ROTW: Simply Delicious Broccoli

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One of my earliest posts on this blog was an ode to brassica, better known as broccoli (image: Sam Ley, Creative Commons). I wrote then:

PR lessons can come from the strangest places. Now, I’m not going to create a laundry list, but as I was cooking dinner last night, the broccoli florets that I was steaming looked me square in the face and said: “Is your PR as good as we are?”

I still think it’s a fun read on what PR can and […]

19 Mar 2010

Guilt-free Shepherd’s Pie

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes

I know what you’re thinking: since when was Shepherd’s Pie a guilty pleasure?

The guilt is more a personal thing; looking through this blog, I realized I hadn’t posted a recipe in a couple of months.


Well, blame #snowmageddon. How on earth am I supposed to keep up the cooking/blogging end of things when 3+ feet of snow has only just disappeared?

At any rate, here we go again. This is my version of a classic comfort dish, using cauliflower instead of potatoes to cut down on the “bad” […]

08 Jan 2010

This Spaghetti Ain’t Squashed

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes

Winter’s been quite severe so far, what with our area’s first blizzard of the 21st century and foot-upon-foot of snow and ice.

Brr. It was fun when the snow first came down but after that, not so much.

Weather like that makes one yearn for steamy food, doesn’t it? So this holiday season, I cooked what is fast becoming a Burke family “heirloom-in-waiting”; a marinara sauce my brother-in-law learned of from a friend, and that I’ve been experimenting with as well. It’s delish.

Unfortunately you’re not getting that recipe from me […]

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