Author Archive | Ivy Manning

Green Bean, Pesto, and Sometimes Chorizo Pasta

Green Bean, Pesto, and Sometimes Chorizo Pasta

Ahoy Foodies! When I first met Mr. Tofu, his instant messenger handle was “pestophile.” I thought that was very charming, I even mistook it to mean that he was a foodie. That wasn’t exactly the case, but the fine and callow fellow does indeed love pesto. Thus, I am always looking for new ways to […]

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I married a vegetarian, but I love shrimp etouffee, and I always will.

I married a vegetarian, but I love shrimp etouffee, and I always will.

Ahoy Foodies! You know you’re in the South when you pull into a cruddy chain-type restaurant with an alligator mascot on the sign at 11p.m. and get a life-alteringly good bowl of shrimp etouffee. The lobby at said eatery was decorated with wagon wheels and rusty buckets, the booths were blue vinyl, and the menu […]

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Pan Bagnat for Vegetarians and Omnivores

Pan Bagnat for Vegetarians and Omnivores

Ahoy Foodies! My life, like yours, is probably punctuated by vivid memories not of everyday events like walking the dog or mowing the lawn, but situations that are odd, or happen somewhere other than home. I recently had a one of those vivid re-memories while opening a can of tuna. It’s early September, and I’m […]

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Looking Down the Barrel of Some Smoking Greens

Looking Down the Barrel of Some Smoking Greens

Sorry for the title-pun. I’m feeling punny these days thanks to the quixotic weather and the tantalizing stuff I’ve been lugging home from the farmers’ market. This week I picked up a couple of kohlrabi, 2 bunches of meaty collard greens, some beets, and strawberries. The strawberries didn’t make it home, I ate the on […]

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