italy, fish, entree, tomatoes

crazy like a fish

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This simple-but-delicious Italian fish dish is called "pesce all'acqua pazza", or "fish in crazy water". Where exactly the name came from isn't clear, but it's one of the more delicious things you can make in less than 20 minutes on the stovetop. More importantly, it's tomato season, so the perfect…

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pottery, brunch

syrup birds

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My sweetie and I adore real maple syrup. We have pancakes or waffles or a Dutch Bunny or something almost every weekend. drizzled with some Quebec gold. Nothing like it. However, we found that using the bottle or a creamer for maple syrup left something to be desired. Either it…

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bread, vegan, middle eastern

weeknight za'atar bread

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Proper za'atar bread is a course of its own, herbacious, oily, crunchy and savory. I do adore it, and if you bake some yourself so will you. Now, there's a proper dough for this bread, but this is the "weeknight" version which starts with refrigerator pizza dough. The hard thing…

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pottery, ceramics, glazes

new work in the store

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So I've posted a bunch of new items for sale in the FuzzyChef Online Store. This is my first major firing with Lava Street on lots of my pieces, and I'm really loving it. Pictured above is a "cassole", the traditional baking dish for the French classic, cassoulet. Made in…

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recipes, middle-eastern, brunch

za'atar potato cakes

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Yes, I post a lot of brunch recipes. It's easy to be creative at brunch, when you can ignore pesky things like nutritional value and the need for a balanced meal. Besides, it's really my favorite meal: eggs were the first thing I learned to cook. Anyway, this is for…

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