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Good Eats {Travels}: The Ordinary

Our trip to Kiawah was glorious for so many reasons.  One of those reasons was date night.  Matt and I hadn’t gone out on a date for months.  When planning our vacation, I researched Charleston restaurants and debated where to make reservations for our big night out.  I settled on The Ordinary. It seemed like […]

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Clementine Mousse Cheesecake

So this cheesecake seems complicated and full of too many steps.  It really isn’t, I swear.  If you break it down into steps to complete across a couple of days, it’s totally a manageable dessert.  Or if you have a whole afternoon to dedicate, you could do it in one day as well.  I’ll describe the steps how […]

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Good Eats: Conflict Kitchen – Iran

Conflict Kitchen is a take-out restaurant that only serves cuisine from countries with which the United States is in conflict. The food is served out of a take-out style storefront, which rotates countries every 6 months. Each iteration is augmented by events, performances, and discussions that seek to expand the engagement the public has with […]

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Good Eats: Penn Avenue Fish Market

During the summer of seafood at the Cheater Bites household – as Summer 2011 will now be known – I mentioned a couple of times (well, at least here) about how Penn Avenue Fish Company rocks my world.  The reason my love for this place is so intense is two-fold: you can eat a meal […]

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Parisian Macarons with Strawberry Buttercream

I have fallen in love with Meg Ray’s new cookbook “Miette” and all of the darling and delicious confections she presents within the pages.  Meg is a lover of all things pretty and sweet and happens to be a self-taught baker who owns a boutique bakery in San Francisco.  If I could have any life […]

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Lime-Blackberry Meringue Pie

In my mind, there are few luxuries in life that beat a great dessert.  To me there is nothing more satisfying than spending hours in my kitchen, conquering and crafting a new confection, it’s like an adventure.  This pie sure was an adventure and quite a bit of work, but my, oh my, was it […]

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Margarita Night

In need of a girls night and feeling neglectful that I did not drink a margarita on Cinco de Mayo, I had two of my favorite ladies over for a margarita themed evening.  Despite it looking like a bomb went of in my apartment due to all of the packing going on, I put that […]

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Shrimp Crusted Halibut (or Cod, if you prefer)

Over Mother’s Day weekend my parents came to keep me company, which was lovely.  We visited with friends, tried a great new restaurant, went to Eastern Market (more about that later!) and cooked together.  What a better way to spend Mother’s Day with my Mum than a trip to Eastern Market and cooking together, I […]

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San Francisco Fun!

After four glorious days in Napa, with a bag of French pastries in tow, we set out for a scenic drive through Sonoma, down the coast, through Muir Woods and Sausalito, and across the Golden Gate Bridge to San Francisco.  What a fun drive! We arrived at the Mark Hopkins Intercontinental on Nob Hill and […]

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Restaurant Review: REDD

I had read reviews and heard great things about Richard Reddington’s REDD, also located in Yountville, but there were not enough nights for dinner!  So we decided to have lunch at this contemporary, yet elegant restaurant.  I’d say it surely lived up to the hype… The food is served tapas style, small plates that are […]

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