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You know it is spring when the forest of skinny green trees sprouting from crushed ice begin to show up in your grocery store. Here in the Northeast we are entering the early asparagus season – although I have been cooking it up for a few months now thanks to modern transportation! The majority of the time I consume asparagus it is roasted, grilled or blanched. All of which are delicious, but I was intrigued by cooking it ceviche style

Ceviche, traditionally with fish, uses citric acids to break down or cook the proteins and carbohydrates in the food – as opposed to heat.  Which was absolutely perfect during our weekend kitchen renovations when the oven couldn’t even be cracked open, few pots were to be found and it looked like a two year old had a temper tantrum throughout the house.  However a newly finished table and chairs and more shelves to store all my baking pans and Cuisinarts was absolutely worth it!

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Life, work, sleep…they all seem to have some way of getting in the way.  But maybe that is all just an excuse for my blogging hiatus.  Truthfully, besides work and life obligations, I have spent the last two weeks in the kitchen.  I even moved my office into the kitchen so I could watch all of the beautiful breads rising (and maybe snack on a few cookies).  Yes, it has been a few weeks of very, very unhealthy baking.  Not healthy whole grain breads, but sugary and buttery loaves.  Cheesecakes and cream cheese based tortes.  I had some successes, but I also had many a failures.  Specifically, a blueberry torte that turned out looking like cookie monster’s cousin – complete with a white chocolate ganache and blueberries dotting the top, I just needed some black licorice to make the mouth (what was I thinking?!).  It tasted good, but I didn’t even have the confidence to give it to the boyfriend for the work lunchroom, scared off by the glares the poor thing might get… 

Truthfully I am a baker, living in the body of a 2 petite.  Which due to my eternal baking issue may quickly jump two sizes (need to stop hitting the snooze button for the 5am gym sessions!).  So I have gotten back in touch with my relationship to food.  Some live to cook, others cook to live.  (I surely live to cook, eat and save room for dessert!)  And I am working on getting back to the cooking to live.  And last weekend (yes, this took me four days) I did…

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