Posts tagged with: recipes

Easy As Pork Soup

During our recent “cold snap” (I got to wear the lovely, heavy coat Shake got me for Christmas several years ago for a full week!) I made a lot of soups and stews for dinner. I find there’s nothing so […]

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Quin-WOW!

Last year I made what was perhaps one of my dorkiest and most utilitarian purchases from Amazon.com ever. One paper shredder. One toaster. One book on quinoa. While the shredder is pretty awesome (though the toaster kind of sucks, but […]

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The Great Bacon Bourbon Project

Once upon a time, Shake tried to make bacon-infused bourbon. A friend had told us about the recipe from PDT and their famous Bacon Old Fashioned. We were having a cocktail party and Shake decided he wanted to make this […]

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Port ‘n’ Cookies Fonseca BIN 27 Cookie Rumble Contest

I found out a couple weeks ago that Fonseca BIN 27 Port is holding a contest, asking entrants to create a cookie recipe that pairs well with, well, duh, port. “Oh, that’s a good idea!” said Shake, when I told […]

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Feeling Punchy

For Fourth of July, we usually throw a little get-together with friends to watch the fireworks from our apartment. We happen to face the big show the mall puts on, and although we’re only half way up the building and […]

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Happy Bourbon Day (Cake)!

National Bourbon Day is June 14. (I found that out without the help of my friend @Chef_Jay, although he’s usually my source for “It’s ____________ Day!” knowledge.) This is a day that the Sugar + Shake household feel should be […]

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Playing with Maui Product—Part 2: Caramelized Pickled Maui Onion Tart

You’d think that after my last run-in with onions, I’d have the sense not to tackle another onion-dominant dish. Well, it’s not like I’m known for common sense. (Ask my father.) We had an entire jar of Maui Preserved Pickled […]

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Playing with Maui Product — Part 1: Vanilla, It’s the Finest of the Flavors

Betcha didn’t know we grow blueberries in Hawai‘i. OK, if you’ve been reading this blog for a while, maybe you did. Kula Country Farms in Upcountry Maui is now growing blueberries—and they are sweet and delicious! When we visited the […]

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