Sep

29

2014

Blackberry Lime Ice Cream

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Blackberry Lime Ice Cream 3 - The Duo Dishes

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Ice cream doesn’t pop up on this site often, but every time it does, it’s a good one. The previous recipes were all Philadelphia-style–eggless, quick-mix ice creams that come together relatively quickly. This one here is the French-style egg-based custard that results in a thicker, heavier, creamier treat. Both styles are good, allowing you to experiment with ingredients as you please. But it’s the French-style, stovetop ice cream that will remind you of your favorite, decadent dessert from the neighborhood ice cream parlor. This sweet made an appearance at a recent evening soiree, and thanks to one cheat ingredient, it will be easy enough to prepare well into the fall and winter.

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Sep

22

2014

Broiled Corn and Shaved Fennel Salad

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Raw Corn to Broil - The Duo Dishes

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When you live in Southern California, the seasonal switch from summer to fall is difficult to pinpoint. The past two days have been a lovely respite from last week’s terrible heat. The mornings and evenings have been fairly cool, nearly chilly, which is a welcome change at this point. Many people across the country are already screaming about drowning in Pumpkin Spice Lattes, pulling sweaters over their heads or lacing up boots. We’re not quite there yet. In fact, I think we’ll have a few more weeks of warm days if our weather continues with its usual pattern. That’s why it’s not too late to share this corn salad. At least not for us Cali folks. Give it a try with the last bit of your summer corn cobs.
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Sep

15

2014

Spicy Marinated Summer Squash Salad

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Spicy Marinated Zucchini Ribbon Salad Ingredients - The Duo Dishes

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Labor Day has come and gone, and even though the holiday is regarded as summer’s last hoorah, we all know the season technically stretches well into September. Especially here in California. We still have warm weather for the next few weeks, as well as a plethora of the summer’s last bits of produce. Yellow crookneck squash and green Italian zucchini come together in a tantalizing, raw salad bursting with flavor and colors. If you’re not sure what to do with summer squash hanging out in your fridge, here is a salad that is great during these warm days of the season.

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Sep

8

2014

Brown Butter and Ginger Banana Bread

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Brown Butter Ginger Banana Bread Loaf - The Duo Dishes

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Ain’t broke? Don’t fix it. That’s the idea behind this banana bread, which includes two ingredients recently featured in a batch of oatmeal cookies–brown butter and ginger. Fresh ginger, of course, because ground ginger just wouldn’t pack enough punch. Everyone has little secrets with a recipe, and this one is full of specific ingredients for specific reasons. There are no add-ins like nuts, chocolate chips, or dried fruits, but the brown butter and ginger are just two of the special ingredients that make this one a gem.

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Sep

1

2014

A Recap of The Taste 2014

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The Taste 2014 Opening Night Collage - The Duo Dishes

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The L. A. Times The Taste held reign over Paramount Studios this past weekend, and hundreds of Angelenos were treated to an impressive selection of the city’s best food and drinks from local restaurants, bars, chefs and local companies. There were five different events over the course of three days, each one with its own theme and vibe. I attended Friday evening’s Opening Night, Saturday’s Field to Fork and Sunday Brunch. After each one, I was sufficiently stuffed, as well as happy to know that L.A. maintains high scores as a major hitter in the culinary scene. A plethora pictures were posted on my personal Instagram account, but here goes a quick rundown of the event.

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Aug

26

2014

Pineapple Ginger Mojito

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Grilled Vegetables & Rice Pilaf MFFO - MFFO

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Summertime is cocktail time. It’s also a time for fundraisers that feature signature cocktails. This year, I offered two helping hands to my friend Carolyne of The Fraiche Kitchen as she prepared a Hawaiian luau-themed dinner to feed one hundred people. Carolyne’s one of the women alongside Rocky Turner, MFFO Founder, as she continues to raise money to support  the education and wellbeing of girls at Saint Monica’s Children Home in Nairobi, Kenya through her non-profit organization, Mothers Fighting for Others. MFFO’s Second Annual West Coast Calendar Luau took place last weekend, and the event was another reminder that “it takes a village”, no matter where you live in this world.

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