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  • Giveaway & Surprises I am completely beyond excited about today's post.  I have been waiting a long time to be able to make this announcement.  But first, I'm feeling in the mood for a little guessing game.  I'm sitting here, relaxing and making up slides for my class next term.  Can you guess what is keeping me company?  Here's a hint:No, that's not coffee.  I know this sounds strange, but I don't really drink caffeine.  *shhh*  Don't tell the other engineers.  Okay, now guess again.  Yes, it's tea.  But, what is this....?I cannot believe that they day has come that my logo would be printed on actual merchandise!!!  You are looking at one ...
    Posted Dec 9, 2011, 4:52 PM by Kim Janik
  • Creative Appetizers Today I attended a staff potluck luncheon.  It was wonderful to meet new faces from around the college and get other people's insights into students.  But, you don't want to hear about all of that.  You want to know what I brought as my contribution.  Our food assignments were by building and my building got a fun one - appetizers!  Now, I've done a few quick and easy appetizers on this blog before.  But yesterday I had sweet potatoes and cranberries on the brain (hello future ingredients of the week!).  And, for some reason, gingersnaps were also swirling around in the mix as well.  I don't even *like* ginger snaps.  So I had these snappy little bite ...
    Posted Nov 16, 2011, 11:25 PM by Kim Janik
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Recipes

  • Kale-Lime Tacos with Honeyed Grapefruit These tiny tacos were inspired by some I had a few months ago at a local taco truck.  They were so simple - pork, lettuce and cheese - that I had to make something as simple and yet tasty as well.  With the cold weather we've been having lately, I used warm kale in place of cold lettuce and added a blast of lime.  If you love lime then you should like these tacos.1 lb. fresh kale4 grapefruits4 T. honey1 T. cinnamon2 small limes1 lb. lean, boneless pork loin chops1 T. olive oil 1 tsp. salt, or to taste1 tsp. red chili flakes, or to taste24 corn tortillas (tiny, 4" ones)4 ...
    Posted Dec 11, 2011, 9:32 PM by Kim Janik
  • Rustic Olive Stew This stew is simple to make and yet hearty.  Since there is no peeling, scrub the root vegetables well before chopping.  Once the initial chopping is completed, all you need to do is sit back and let the soup simmer into warm, filling goodness. 1 T. olive oil 1 lb. steak 1 red onion 3 cloves fresh garlic 1 lb. carrots 1 lb. celery 1 lb. potatos 28 oz. can stewed tomatoes 3 c. water 1 c. kalamata olives 1/2 c. red wine 1 T. dried oregano 1 tsp. dried thyme 1 tsp. salt, or to taste  Minutes Directions  0-2 Cut the beef into small (~3/4") cubes.  3 Heat the oil in large soup pot over medium ...
    Posted Dec 6, 2011, 5:24 PM by Kim Janik
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