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  1. Ding, ding, ding. I love pizza! I love arugula. I'm seeing garlic on this pizza as well. What a perfect idea. ¡Muchas gracias!
  2. Arugula has a very distinct flavor. Far superior in my opinion to the other leafy greens. I like it all by itself, but you can also add to mixed greens for additional kick. Some do include arugula actually. Give it a try by itself. Try one of the many awesome ideas people have been posting on this thread.
  3. You guys are making my dinner plans for the next few days very easy.
  4. Another great suggestion. Plus, risotto rocks too.
  5. Arugula pesto sounds really good. Thanks. I'm gonna try that (As my mouth begins to water).
  6. My love affair with the peppery leafed arugula has been going on for some time now, but recently it has heated up with addition of organic arugula at both my nearest super market and at the all new Fresh Market in town. Oh joy! I love this stuff. It taste amazing. It's good for you. What's not to love? I tend to eat it with either a basic balsamic dressing or with a little lemon juice and a dash of EVO, shaved parmesan and a sprinkling of kosher salt. I've used it as a bed for seafood dishes as well. But what else can I do with it? I'm looking for any reasonable excuse to eat it more often.
  7. Maybe they did. I haven't seen the old espresso brownie lately in the case near my office. Damn I liked that brownie.
  8. Good question. The ones in stores like Target and the like are branded as Starbucks, so certainly they must carry the same stuff and be trained like all Starbucks employees. I know that back in my college days when I worked at Barnes and Noble, they had Barnes and Noble Cafes that "proudly brewed Starbucks coffee." I think that was the quote on the door. And if I'm not mistaken, the machines were provided by Starbucks as was the training. Seems to me like a great potention traffic driver to retail shops like Target and Albertsons and a cheap kiosk opportunity for Starbucks to sell more beans.
  9. Wow. That sounds like a fabulous concoction. Oh what a weekend I'm gonna have.
  10. Ahhhh yes, Bailey's in coffee. One of my favorite cold weather drinks. Thanks for the reminder. Now I must got out and secure my winter stock of this fabulous coffee addition.
  11. I can't eat a grilled cheese sandwhich without strawberry or raspberry jelly. Mmmmm-mmmmmmmm.
  12. I actually know current and former employees of Starbucks who hate making all the blended frozen drinks, so they'd concur with you on that one I suspect. And while I had a brief affair with the raspberry mocha chip variety of frappuccino, I've been clean for years. And let's not even talk about the humiliation of going to Starbucks with co-workers only to have them all order frappuccinos while I get something far more simple.
  13. I'll eagerly await the new Birmingham Cafe Du Monde. Of course, to me, chicory coffee tends to only taste good when you're either actually at Cafe Du Monde or drinking it as part of a killer cafe sua da, while downing a bowl of pho.
  14. wordwiseguy

    Making Lasagna

    Please, please, please don't use cottage cheese. I would say sneak in come ricotta if you can. You could add some parsley and oregano if you wanted. But, as a kid, my mom would always make lasagna with only mozarella, noodles and meat sauce. It's passable. Just be prepared for a cheese fest. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing. As long as you use good, fresh ingredients, you can't go wrong.
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