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In Which the Cooking Camp is a Grand Success

The week of cooking camp was a HUGE success! No cuts, no burns (on the kids, anyway), no lost limbs, no major spills or broken cooking implements. Plus, the kids seemed to have a lot of fun, and their families seemed to enjoy the lunch we cooked for them on Friday. Plus, I had a blast.

Here are a few photos of all the fun we had in the kitchen!

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Day 1 - chicken stir fry lunch

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Day 2 - a visit to the Old Mill of Guilford

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Day 2 - a visit to the farmers market

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Day 3 - Iron Chef Cupcake!!

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Day 4 - Homemade pasta & tomato sauce

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Day 4 - Homemade pasta & tomato sauce

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Day 4 - a visit to Homeland Creamery

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Day 4 - a visit to Homeland Creamery

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Day 5 - a cookout lunch for families - quite a spread!

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The best of intentions

Before I get to the “mild” disappointment (actually, “hot” … but I’ll get to that later) that was tonight’s vegetable curry, let me say that the disappointment was definitely eased by the last couple of days being otherwise awesome. So, I’ll start with the good stuff.

First of all, I had one of my favorite, favorite things on Friday night – a burger from Five Guys. A-1 sauce. American cheese. Sesame bun. Ohhh yes. Enough said. And there are no photos – it all happened so fast …


Yesterday I had a little food day-cation to Chapel Hill with some friends. Chapel Hill is not exactly a foodie mecca. But several of my local, favorite food-related things happen to be located there – A Southern Season, Trader Joe’s, and Peppers Pizza. A visit to all three, plus some yummy frozen yogurt, and my day was made. When we got back, I ended up cooking dinner at my friend Lisa’s house, almost entirely made of some of the goodies I had bought throughout the day-cation (garlic-roasted eggplant with pasta).

Today, I made a trip to my local local farmers market. Greensboro is lucky to have several farmers markets in or near the city; the Downtown Farm Market is literally blocks from where I live and Mike, a local farmer himself that runs the market, seems to have welcomed the business that the considerable word of mouth has brought. Recently, Greensboro’s Groupon offered a 50% off deal at the DFM, and just this afternoon there were four of us using our Groupons. I went over my Groupon amount by about $4, but not before I had packed my bag with ice cream, milk, NC shrimp, and these goodies:

And all of these became this:

Farmers Market Curry!

I am a huge fan of curries. I actually meant to stop by my neighborhood Indian restaurant earlier today to get some naan, just to enhance the experience (but I forgot 😦 ). I am also a huge fan of spicy curries. But the one I ended up with tonight was far too spicy. I have a feeling it won’t get any “cooler” as it becomes lunch & leftovers, but I’m going to try.

So … time for that ice cream … 😉