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I Still Cook, I Swear

Since I only get to cook [at most] 2-3 times a week, I keep a 'to-do' list of things to cook.  This is helpful because I often think of a million things to cook when I don't have the opportunity to, and nothing when I can.  Still, there are times when the list is running low, or the items there just aren't as cool as I thought they were when I wrote them down.  For these times when I'm in a creative funk, I count on someone else to propose a cooking challenge.

This time, SheSimmers and the dreamy Curtis Duffy, chef de cuisine of Avenues, saved my derriere.  The challenge is to create a multi-element entree using fish, chocolate, fennel (all parts), and mushrooms.

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This week's post is a tribute to one of my favorite food blogs, Sippity Sup.  A couple weeks ago he made an excellent looking roasted fennel soup, which I decided I must have.  Now, I can confirm that it's both excellent looking and tasting. 

I didn't execute with the same finesse, as I was cooking for myself and was prepared to to finish the batch in a few minutes.  If you want finesse and 'pretty,' check out the original recipe--otherwise keep reading.

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