Beets taste like dirt.

Thinks I love in this picture: Japanese knife
Things I don't love in this picture: beets
Thinks I love in this picture: Japanese knife Things I don't love in this picture: beets

As my cooking and skills in culinary continue to increase I have decided to evolve in my blog posts.  Going forward I have decided to no longer post about each and every recipe I make in my cookbook project, instead I will only blog about those exceptional recipes. Those I really want to share andRead more

Another Fresh Roll

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I usually try to follow the directions to the recipes I make as close to exact as I can.  For whatever reason this next recipe I failed at doing that.  BUT luckily for me, Matt and the kids, who all ate this next recipe, it still worked out!

Stretching out my legs-sssssss

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Part of the awesomeness of going through my cookbooks and tagging a recipe and then opening that book again about 6 months later is it’s a total surprise to see what I will be cooking.  I have cooked some things I would normally shy away from (because I made it a rule that I can’t opt out ofRead more

Long process with tasty reward

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This next recipe had been an ongoing process for about a month.  Reason it took so long is because it involved curing meat!  Something completely new to me but given my love for cured meats I was extremely excited when I opened up the next cookbook and saw what I was going to be doing!

Confit this!

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A few months ago my friend Pam and I took a cooking class at The Chef Next Door in Walkerville.  One of the dishes featured was duck confit.  For those of you who were like me about 6 months ago and don’t know what confit means meat cooked in it’s own rendered fat.  It soundsRead more

Rest of Japan Trip!

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We are now back from Japan and I think/hope jet lag has finally subsided!  If you missed out my last post about Japan (written in Japan when we were half way through our trip) you can read about it here.  After we left our cute little cabin on the top of a mountain on theRead more

Summer of Fresh Rolls

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So loyal readers will remember last summer I made a crazy amount of soup recipes…at exactly the time of year you don’t actually want soup.  As it just so happened the stars aligned and cookbook after cookbook I opened to find I had tagged a soup recipe.  Well this summer instead of finding I hadRead more

Konnichiwa from Japan!

grilling!
grilling!

This blog post comes to you from Japan!  I am here with my husband, Matt, and our two friends Tash and Jamie.  Currently we are on top of an mountain located in a very remote area on the island of Shikoku off of the main body of Japan.  

All star way to serve celery

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One of the fun things about my blog is there are actually people out there who read my blog!  And a few readers even get super into reading my posts.  One reader in particular, Jolie, wants to start a Cooking with Rosemary Fan Club and has even joked (or maybe it’s not a joke) about makingRead more

A little bit of home…

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looks yum!

Growing up my favorite dinner that my mom ever made was a German-esque dish of sliced potatoes, bacon and onions.  My dad wasn’t fond of the dish, too breakfasty for him, so we would only ever have it on the rare occasions when my dad wasn’t be home for dinner.  As an adult I haveRead more

My name is Rosemary and I love Ramen

delish!
delish!

Ramen is awesome!  I love ramen.  I love it’s richness.  I love it’s complexity of layers of flavors.  When I see a bowl of ramen I smile.  It is my comfort food.  It’s like a hug of deliciousness.  I have been crafting my own recipe for ramen for the past month.  Trying out different things andRead more

Remember when we saw Gin Blossoms?

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“Remember when we saw Gin Blossoms,” my cousin Rachel said as we were walking back to my house from Windsor’s Fork & Cork Festival, literally minutes after watching Gin Blossoms preform.  A few weekends ago my cousin Rachel and her husband Kenny came to visit from Chicago.  We had a short amount of time butRead more

Not as planned

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Sometimes you make something and it doesn’t turn out quite as expected, but it still turns out good.  It’s a happy accident.  A few years ago I was at friends Brad and Jo’s house and I was asked to prepare the salad.  I mixed greens with oil and vinegar and then sprinkled on salt and whatRead more

Lobster!

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This week a new restaurant opened in Walkerville.  It’s called Ceilidh Maritime Pub located at 1801 Wyandotte Street East.  I went opening night to check it out.  They serve East Coast Maritime food, which means seafood!  Lots of seafood!!  (If you aren’t into seafood you won’t have much to choose from…but since I love seafood theRead more

The Last for Thai Street Food

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The next recipe tagged will the be last recipe I will be making from this cookbook.  I have gone through the entire book and have not found another recipe that peaks my interest.  It is a beautiful book, very large with lots of great photos.  But I have really had a hard time finding recipesRead more

Fun with Fish

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start of the 20 minutes

MultiFood in Windsor is quickly becoming a favorite place for to grab groceries.  They have a lot of ingredients that I haven’t been able to find at other stores in the area.  For example – banana leaves, they have them, which was perfect because I needed them for this next recipe.  MultiFood also  has anRead more