Author Archives: thewindykitchen

Xplore LA 2015

Racing season has started again in LA! Sadly, this racer hasn’t been running much lately. Last October, some careless LA driver decided not to check for pedestrians when making a left turn and I hurt my knee pretty badly as … Continue reading

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Lemon Marmalade

Our overachieving lemon tree is producing lots and lots of delicious lemons. Thankfully, the squirrel seems to prefer the neighbor’s smaller mandarins to our lemons so the humans get to enjoy the entire harvest 🙂 I was a little worried … Continue reading

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Spiced Pear Pecan Muffins

It will come as no surprise that in order to make my pear pizza, I purchased more than just one pear, actually quite a few additional pears courtesy of Costco’s packaging. That’s how I found myself in the middle of last … Continue reading

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Pear, Gorgonzola, and Pecan Pizza

Wow, it’s been a while since I posted last! To make a long story short, around the beginning of this year we decided to look into buying a condo/house since someone really wanted room for a dog and a bigger kitchen! … Continue reading

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Cured Copper River Salmon with Fennel Carrot Salad and Cucumber Dill Yogurt Sauce

Salmon is an omnipresent fish in almost all grocery stores nowadays. Unfortunately, most of it is farmed and and in my opinion it fails to deliver in terms of flavor. Apparently, farmed salmon is also fattier than wild probably because it doesn’t … Continue reading


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Skillet Chicken Fajitas with Rajas con Crema (Poblanos with Cream) and Pickled Radishes

Now that the price of limes has recovered (2 lbs for 99 cents at the store last weekend…woohoo!!!), I can finally post this recipe without feeling bad about ruining dinner budgets with the amount of limes required for it. This is another … Continue reading

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Xplore Los Angeles Urban Race (May 17th, 2014)

“All’s well that ends well” is definitely the motto for last weekend’s Xplore Los Angeles urban race! You may remember that I ran this race with Kyle last year in Chicago and we had a lot of fun, plus we won some … Continue reading

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Limes Optional: Shredded Beef Tacos with Cabbage Carrot Slaw

Has anyone noticed the tragedy of lime shortage that is upon us?!?! About 2 weeks ago I decided we should stop by Jon’s supermarket, our favorite store for produce, especially produce required for Mexican recipes. My husband commented something along the … Continue reading

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Tea-Time in Style: British Barberry Scones with Rum Peach Jam

After Sophie at dinnersforwinners mentioned Yotam Ottolenghi’s cardamom chicken quite a few times in her posts and comments, I decided to finally give it a try several weeks ago. The most time consuming task was finding barberries! I was almost ready to give … Continue reading

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Massaman Chicken Curry

Here is another success story from “Andreea actually follows a recipe” series 🙂 While I cook almost everything from scratch, certain food projects do provide more satisfaction than others, and making this curry paste was definitely satisfying and worth the extra … Continue reading

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