Author Archives: Casa Resnick

May 12, 2012

lukshon @ the helms bakery complex

lukshon @ the helms bakery complex

When someone does one thing remarkably well – like, for example, creating the best hamburger in the known universe – there’s a good chance they’ll do another thing remarkably well.  So when Sang Yoon (founder of Father’s Office and the … Continue reading

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May 10, 2012

recipe – dark chocolate chip banana bread & mini muffins

recipe – dark chocolate chip banana bread & mini muffins

I’m a green banana person.  I know, I know… “Gross!” most people are thinking.   Whatever.  You can have your boring old yellow bananas and I will savor the starchy-crisp-green-grassness of my underage banana babies. On the other hand, I get … Continue reading

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May 2, 2012

recipe – nopales fajitas with mango & avocado

recipe – nopales fajitas with mango & avocado

Searching for a vegan dish to serve at your Cinco de Mayo fiesta this weekend?  Not really?  Well… here’s one anyway. I didn’t intend for this to be a Cinco de Mayo recipe (or a vegan one, for that matter)… … Continue reading

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May 1, 2012

meet ninja & rocky!

We got kittens!!  Meet our newest family members, 10-week-old babies Ninja & Rocky. Weighing in at a combined 4 pounds, Ninja’s a blue point Siamese boy and Rocky’s an American shorthair boy (true to the above photo, Rocky has spent … Continue reading

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April 26, 2012

recipe – roasted beets with balsamic, fresh mint & goat cheese

recipe – roasted beets with balsamic, fresh mint & goat cheese

The beet is the most intense of vegetables. The radish, admittedly, is more feverish, but the fire of the radish is a cold fire, the fire of discontent not of passion. Tomatoes are lusty enough, yet there runs through tomatoes … Continue reading

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April 25, 2012

recipe – mini beef bourguignon pot pies

recipe – mini beef bourguignon pot pies

On the very rare occasions when I toss my pescetarianism aside, it usually means I’m in the presence of bacon.   Or perhaps… bacon-and-wine-braised beef.  Actually, any meat that has been wrapped, sauteed, braised or otherwise touched by bacon (insert smiley … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Sam!

Happy Birthday Sam!

When I met Sam, she was only 13.  This past Friday, she turned the big ONE-FIVE (Papa Josh & I are still in denial… where did the time go?!).  At this rate, she’ll be driving, graduating and moving into college … Continue reading

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April 21, 2012

Josh’s Birthday Getaway (part 3) – Havana Eats & Drinks – La Guarida, Cafe Laurent, Coppelia, Madrigal and more

There’s something you should know about me – I plan most of my vacations around food (like you didn’t know this already).  What to eat, where, who the up-and-coming local chefs are, their signature dishes, where the local chefs eat, … Continue reading

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April 17, 2012

Josh’s Birthday Getaway (part 2) – Havana, Cuba

Havana.  It’s a trip. If you have even the slightest streak of rebelliousness, I urge you to get to Cuba as soon as possible.  There’s just something in the air (2nd term Obama?  Fidel’s impending passing?) that makes it feel … Continue reading

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April 14, 2012

josh’s birthday getaway (part 1) – playa del carmen

Josh is hands-down the hardest boyfriend to shop for.  The guy has everything and whatever he doesn’t have, he somehow manages to buy for himself three weeks before his birthday (“hey look, I bought myself that thing I’ve always wanted”… … Continue reading

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