The Dosi Project

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The title is a play on a short novel I read, and a restaurant where I recently grazed. The Rosie Project by Graeme C. Simsion and Dosi Restaurant in Houston have nothing in common, except that one (the book) was still on my kitchen table waiting to be shelved when I came … [Read more...]

Chipotle, Eggplant & Black Bean Chili

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The college-student daughter of my neighbor was all by herself. Her parents had left for a week skiing. I just met her, that day. "Join us for dinner," I invited her, on good-neighbor impulse. I'll admit to a little self-serving interest with the invitation: her mom is a fabulous Indian-food … [Read more...]

How We Use Our Smoker

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In June this year, I wheeled a big box with what looked like a rocket launcher to the checkout. The guy in line behind me said: "YOU are ready for the 4th of July!". I laughed and said: "I'm making sure my husband is." We were getting him a smoker for Father's Day. After much deliberations and … [Read more...]

It’s The Season For Citrus

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The satsumas on the little bush in my garden finally turned orange. It took so long, I was beginning to think the bush was ornamental only.  Two weeks to Christmas, and citrus is in season here in Houston. Kumquats, oranges, lemons, satsumas, grapefruit, and in different varieties … [Read more...]