Category Archives: Meal by Mike

Strawberry Shortcake

To me, there is one thing that always signals that Summer has begun…Michigan-grown strawberries. It is possible to get strawberries year-round these days, but I have yet to find an out of season berry that has more than a fraction … Continue reading

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Return from Unplanned Hiatus

Hello, World! I feel like it has been so long since I last posted anything here, that I almost forgot that this blog existed anymore. I find it rather ironic that what has kept me from writing in such a … Continue reading

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Pan Sauteed Duck Breast with Balsamic Vinegar Reduction

For supper on Christmas Day, I like to cook something that is slightly out of the ordinary. This year I opted for duck breast. When cooked in a skillet over high heat on the stove top, you can get a … Continue reading

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Pastry Shop Apple Tart

My wife and I were invited to a dinner party recently, and I offered to provide dessert. I have never been much of a baker, but over the past few years I have become more adventurous and branched out to … Continue reading

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Braised Short Ribs and Homemade Pappardelle

On a recent trip to the market, I saw they were running a special on beef short ribs. I had never cooked short ribs before, so this would be a good opportunity to try something new. Whenever I am looking … Continue reading

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Oven-Roasted Tomatoes

A few years ago, I read the book Culinary Intelligence, by Peter Kaminsky. He told the story of how over the years working as a food writer, he had eaten his way to obesity and number of other health issues. … Continue reading

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A Trip to the Farmers Market and the Dinner It Inspired

It has been nearly a month since the last time I made it to the Ann Arbor Farmers Market. This was probably the longest time between visits since I moved here in 2007. I was unable to convince either of … Continue reading

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