The Recipes I Really Make

November 5, 2012
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You know how we post hundreds of recipes on our websites and talk about how delicious, easy, and/or fabulous they are? Well how many of those posted recipes do you actually make again? Be honest. If you’re anything like me then probably not very many. We’re creatures of habit. A few new dishes may occasionally […]

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Roasted Pepper and Yogurt Soup

July 15, 2012
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CK and I both eat a ton of yogurt in a variety of forms and flavors so when given the opportunity I jumped at the chance to taste test Olympus’s product line. When the shipment arrived I was bowled over by the variety of products the company made. There was the usual compliment of 0%, 2%, and full-fat Greek […]

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Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

April 16, 2012
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Are you eating quinoa yet? If not, then you definitely should be! I’m a recent convert after having eaten a delicious dish called the Happy Vegan at Tender Greens in Walnut Creek and then fell completely in love with the versatile superfood after an impromptu picnic with CK. That day I picked up a good […]

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Roasted Chestnut Risotto

December 5, 2011
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I purchased a copy of the Annotated Christmas Carol to read this year. This is hardcore stuff folks. If you aren’t familiar with annotated versions of books then you are in for a treat of book-gasmic proportions. My gorgeous hardcover copy of a Christmas Carol not only includes the entire original 1843 text and over 100 […]

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Winter Minestrone

January 6, 2011
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Have you noticed that it’s absolutely freezing outside? To top off this classic New England bundling-up season more snow is in the forecast for tomorrow. Unfortunately it wont be enough to grant me a long weekend snow day but it will be just enough slippery white stuff to make it impossible to wear cute shoes. […]

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Bay Scallop Gratin

August 27, 2010
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Have we discussed “sexy ugly” before? If you know where that term comes from (without googling it) than we are probably destined to be best friends. But since I don’t want you to leave my blog to go on a scavenger hunt I’ll simply tell you. Sexy ugly was originally coined in the fabulous movie […]

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Grilled Surprise Packages

June 22, 2010
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My grandfather, Edgar, passed away when I was in Kindergarten but even though that was 25 years ago I still have a host of lovely memories of the short time he and I spent together. I often fondly recall how he would let me sit on the kitchen counter while he mixed up a batch […]

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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup and Curry Condiments

January 21, 2010
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A few months ago I won a giveaway on The Beholder blog for an amazon gift card that allowed me to finally fulfill my dream of owning a proper Cuisinart Food Processor. Previously CK and I were the not-so-proud owners of an absolutely horrible contraption that we bought out of necessity one afternoon at Target […]

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