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Meat Grinding Goodness

As I walked into The Fresh Market, I went directly to the meat section. I was on a mission. A mission to grind beef. As I asked the nice man for the best choice of beef, he told me to try rump roast for a leaner meat. As he pointed out that the already-ground rump… Continue reading Meat Grinding Goodness

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Beef and Root Vegetable Stew

Over the weekend, I had an exciting second trip to the Fresh Market. Yes, it will probably take me a while before I get over how amazing that place is. I planned to only stop by their meat section (came back with chicken breast, stew beef, kielbasa, and ground turkey) but couldn't help grabbing a… Continue reading Beef and Root Vegetable Stew

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The Au Pair Reunion: A German-American Dinner

In July of 2006, I left my parents' cozy home, where I spent the first 20 years of my life, to become an Au Pair in Charlottesville, Virginia. It was a scary but mostly exciting adventure. I had to start living my life in English, live with a host family, and make new friends. The… Continue reading The Au Pair Reunion: A German-American Dinner

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Poutine, Paleo-Style

As a proud Québécoise, I could never deny my love for poutine. Unless you lived in Quebec (or visited the province), you either don't know what poutine is or tasted a sad attempt to copy it. A real poutine is made with fresh squeaky cheese curds, perfectly thick French fries, and beef gravy. It's A-mazing… Continue reading Poutine, Paleo-Style