A Gen-X Parent’s Guide to Music for Your Kids

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  A musical education is an important part of parenting.  My father, knowingly or not, passed along some key moments in my musical life that exposed me to Cheap Trick, Fleetwood Mac, and The Rolling Stones.  Every time I hear “Go Your Own Way” I’m transported back to sitting in my parent’s family room recalling [...]

Gruyere Cheese Puffs for #SundaySupper

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I was vigorously beating the eggs into the flour, water, salt, and butter mixture when my wife walked into the kitchen with a look of disappointment. “I thought you were cleaning,” she shares with me. “Nope, just making cheese puffs,” I reply. It was long after dinner and we were getting ready to watch the [...]

Bean Succotash

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  One of my favorite food shows of recent is PBS’ The Mind of a Chef.  Season Two is now on Netflix and I am working my way through the season which features Southern Chef Sean Brock. It’s been a great second season especially after an amazing Season One staring David Chang. The first episode shows Brock [...]

Finally Great Pizza at Home

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  This is not a sponsored post.  Breville never reached out to me and sent me anything, not even a cup of flour to make the dough.  No, this is just pure, natural, organic love of a product I bought with my hard earned money. It’s a pizza maker that has changed my experience with [...]

Hatch Valley Surprise

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While living in Texas, I came to know Hatch Chiles.  They are spicy New Mexico based chile that has a flavor very distinct from other better known chile peppers.  When the season for hatch chiles comes around in late summer, I always make sure to pick up some to use for cooking or in this [...]

Ivory Tower Documentary and Reflecting on My College Education

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  This afternoon I attended my first ever Traverse City Film Festival movie.  It was a film called “Ivory Tower” from the same director Andrew Rossi, who did one of my favorite documentary films “Page One: Inside the New York Times.”   It was an interesting expose on what is happening in higher education.  Big [...]

Interview and Feature as eCycle Best’s Green Guardian

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  eCycle Best is a technology recycling company that does an interesting content series featuring bloggers who write about sustainability, green initiatives and other pro-environment topics. They recently reached out to me to be featured asa “Green Guardian.” I discussed why are started this blog on sustainable cooking and what other environmental initiatives our family [...]

It’s E3 Time and the Requests Come Pouring In

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One of the best things about my job is the respect I get at home from our two boys in early June. I get some respect other times too, though, if I’m being honest, it’s when a new Nintendo game is released. In early June Los Angeles hosts E3. E3 is basically CES for gamers [...]

Red Lentil Coconut Curry Soup

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  Lentil soups are very hit or miss in my experience.  They are often too watery, lack flavor, or get too complex where the soup has too much going on to enjoy it.  Fortunately, this evening was a hit or as my wife said “this one’s a keeper.” I love coconut milk based curry and [...]

Brown Rice, Broccoli and Cheese Bake

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    While not the most appetizing looking dish, this bake had a wonderful flavor and made for a great weekday evening vegetarian main course. The secret is to cook the brown rice the day before.  I use a rice cooker and brown rice take about a hour or so to cook. Fortunately it keeps [...]