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How to Peel a Shallot: A One Minute Cooking Class

How to Peel a Shallot

Shallots are an under used cousin of the onion; and I love them.  First, they are smaller than onions, and so there tends to be less waste if your cooking for one or two people.  They also have a flavor that is bit more mild and sweet than the average onion…with just a hint of garlic.  They are especially great with sauces.  But very much like the onion, they can be a bit of a pain to peel.  Here’s a couple tips to help you out.

How to Peel a Shallot

Butternut Squash Flatbread Pizza

A favorite of these Flatbread pizzas is the flexibility they provide to use just about any ingredients.  Here, I use some butternut squash and sage to create a Fall inspired flatbread pizza, but frankly, I’ll make it all year long.  The sweet butternut squash is sliced thin, and then roasted in oven until just tender.

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Soup - The Key to Winter Survival

In the deep depth of Winter, when the snow is deep, and the winds chilly, I find myself taking solace all too frequently in a warm bowl of soup. There are literally thousands of soup recipes, some complex, but many more, so simple they can made is just 30 or so minutes. And of course, so...
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My Walk Home - Week 6: Fallon, NV

So…things have been a bit busy, and I haven’t gotten to posting my progress recently…it’s been a three week gap for those counting…but rest assured, I continue to walk. In fact, the walking itself has gotten quite a bit easier and I’m now regularly doing days with more than 20K steps. I was...
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How to Cook Chicken Breast: A One Minute Cooking Class

How to Cook Chicken Breast: A One Minute Cooking Class

Just about everyone I know eats chicken breasts…a lot.  They are easy to find, relatively cheap, and they go so well with all kinds of other ingredients, making them the suitable for all kinds of cuisines.   Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t know how to cook them well….and they turn out dry and tasteless.  That’s going to change, because in this one minute cooking class, I’m going to show you the simple techniques you need to cook a moist, flavorful chicken breast all the time.  And once you get these techniques down, it’s easy to apply them to every chicken breast recipe you make.

How to Cook Steak: A One Minute Cooking Class

What makes a great steak vs terrible one, really is no more than understanding the few simple cooking techniques, and getting the practice to execute them perfectly.  In this cooking class, we’ll go over the basics that will make sure you next steak comes out great.  Now of course,  there are many other tips and tricks that you can use to make the steak even better, but what I want to cover here are both the most important, and unfortunately, the most common missed.

My Walk Home - Week 3: Stockton CA

I just made it through Stockton CA, and am cruising accross the central valley (a huge valley running north/south through much of CA). Pretty happy with my progress this week, as it's a full 10 miles more than last week. Stockon is going to be the last good sized town that I hit for quick...
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Broccoli Soup with Cheddar Croutons

Broccoli soup is not only a great tasting dish, but also one of my favorite ways to get move vegetable into my diet.  While I more than happy to have a couple broccoli florrets on the plate, I find them a bit boring.  But cooked in this soup, along with a few other ingredients, the broccoli takes on more complexity and flavor.

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My Walk Home - Week 2: Are You a Valley Hater?

I ended the second week of my cross country trek in Pleasanton, CA; the home of football legend John Madden, and the place named the "wealthiest mid-sized town in the USA" per the 2010 census…I'm sure in no small part to the presence of John Madden. My walk took me pretty much all...
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My Walk Home - Week 1: San Bruno CA

My official start date for my "Walk across the Country" was Thursday January 9th. That left only 3 days of walking for my first week...which is a bummer, but FitBit tracks Sunday - Saturday, and I'm not doing any extra math! So far so good, as right now, I've convinced myself...
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