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Recipe: Cauliflower Purée

You Might Not Go Back to Mashed Potatoes Cauliflower has become a real workhorse in my kitchen. I roast it, make soup out of it, eat it raw in salad, etc… But the recipe I’m most proud of is the one I’ve been refining for over three years. It started as Mashed Cauliflower but the […]

Recipe: Tortellini Soup with Sausage and Kale

Like most of my recipes, this one is based on several similar ones floating around the interwebs. I was actually introduced to it over Thanksgiving weekend when my daughter Morgan and her husband Liam made a huge batch of it for extended family back in Maryland. This is super simple and ridiculously satisfying – especially […]

Recipe: Kevin’s Best Chili

I’ve been cooking a version of this chili since I was in my early twenties and frankly not much has changed in the recipe. People spend too much time arguing about cubed beef vs. ground beef, beans vs. no beans. I say use it all. Kevin’s Caveat – I rarely use recipes. Most of what […]

I Was Interviewed for the WEF Words on Water Podcast Recently…

Where I discuss the increasingly popular practice of wastewater epidemiology in identifying coronavirus in communities and on college campuses. I explain that to accurately measure the presence of the virus, wastewater flow data must be normalized for inflow and infiltration in collection systems, and how my company is working with others on this approach. I […]

Cocktail – Kevin’s Double Nickel

I turned 55 yesterday. Mid-life, right? We celebrated with a late-summer feast of Joe’s Kansas City BBQ in the backyard. There was plenty of meat of course. More than a few bottles of red wine as well. I also wanted to kick off the evening with a cocktail, so why not a signature cocktail to […]

Quixotic Performers Post-Show Fun

While Quixotic and its amazing troupe continue to perform in and around Kansas City a casualty of the pandemic is the post-show meet and greet with the performers. They are fun, social, patient, and generous with their time. These photos are from just less than a year ago after one of their Sensatia – Cirque […]

Recipe: Chiang Mai Chicken

Personal Notes This is a ridiculously delicious chicken dish that I dream about if I’ve gone more than 10 days in summer without eating it. If this is your first experience cooking with fish sauce don’t be scared off by the pungent smell. It’s one of the secrets of this recipe. Trust me. The recipe […]

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