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Trish O'Rourke

Trish O'Rourke
Location
Ithaca, New York,
Birthday
August 17
Bio
Hi there. I'm here to talk food and stories, no focus, no parameters other than that - anything goes! Look forward to lots of cooking, writing and sharing with you.

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MARCH 20, 2011 11:37PM

Nana's Boxty

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My grandmother cooked us a lot of potatoes.  She was…wait for it –- Irish, as in actually from Ireland and immigrated to New York long before I was born.  What can I say some cultural stereotypes are true.

There was always something cooking or about toRead full post »

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Today felt right, like I've finally settled into winter after all these months of practice.  Around here, there is usually much hand wringing about fitting-in as much as humanly possible on the weekend.  I had big plans for today- big plans. Then the snow startedRead full post »

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FEBRUARY 27, 2011 5:56PM

Dark Cruciferous Love: A Holdover from My Vegetarianism

Greens & Beans 

 

The best part of not being a vegetarian anymore is eating bacon.  Second, is not being a vegetarian but still loving vegetables and now knowing how to cook them.  

Background:  a few years ago, I got into a macrobiotic diet.  I was attracted to the ideals of b… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 7, 2011 7:43AM

Baked Pears & Yogurt

pears 

 

To say that I like yogurt would be a gross understatement.

In middle school crush parlance, I don't just like it, I really really like it.    That like blossomed into love when I was introduced to the thick creamy varieties that have since taken the yogurt wor… Read full post »

JANUARY 30, 2011 11:07PM

White Chicken Chili: A College First

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My last year of college was a time of many firsts.  The most important being living off-campus in my first apartment.  An apartment that almost made my mother cry when she came to see it the summer before I moved in  -after I had already signed the lease (a… Read full post »

JANUARY 23, 2011 7:28PM

Late January Soul Food: Brats & Beer

Brats, Beer and Lentils 

Football really isn't my thing.  Nor am I from the mid-west, so unlike a few of my friends, I have not had the pleasure of a jello salad with sour cream and potato chips at a church social or a breakfast casserole made with cheese curd.  I have also never… Read full post »

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JANUARY 17, 2011 1:47AM

Old School vs. Fancy Pants: A Grilled Cheese Story

Grilled Cheese

Every kid knows the ingredients for a classic grilled cheese:  kraft singles, white bread and a few generous spritzes of Pam.  A solid staple of diner counter patrons, picnic goers and the 12 and under set nationwide.  A simple sandwich, it oozes reliability and comfort with ev… Read full post »

JANUARY 13, 2011 11:47AM

Cabbage Takes Over

Cabbage lovers unite!

Photo by Vincent Ferrari (SiLive.com)

 I was so happy to see this great article on the under-appreciated charms of the dear cabbage this morning in the NYT. 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/12/dining/12vege.html?src=me&ref=homepage

Making Soup, braising, stuffed cabbage rolls and maybe even… Read full post »

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JANUARY 10, 2011 12:26AM

Humble Cabbage: Ode to An Ugly Soup

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I wasn't always a soup girl.  

When comfort called,  I reached for the mac n' cheese, a microwave burrito, or maybe just a good old PB&J.  Soup seemed so...boring...virtuous even, hence-not for me.  I needed my comfort food to come in quick and cheap pack… Read full post »