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An Urban Picnic

August 30, 2012
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Note: This picnic was originally published on Eat Boutique. I will also point out that I’ve also moved back to Massachusetts as of August 2012 so I’m happy to report that I’ve been enjoying the last remaining vestiges of a “proper” summer. In San Francisco summer as we know it back east is an elusive animal so […]

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Goat Cheese and Strawberry Grilled Cheese

June 18, 2012
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Note: This post was originally published on Eat Boutique. Grilled cheese is my life. Or it was from the ages of 2 through 12. Back then I would happily have eaten a grilled cheese with a glass of milk for lunch every single day. If that meal was then followed by a Today’s Special marathon (especially if it […]

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Herbed Fan Rolls

January 26, 2011
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I found this recipe during a bout of insomnia while visiting CK’s grandparents in Connecticut. Amusingly enough, I don’t own one of those all-in-one printer, copier, scanner machines but the Kellys do, so I sat in their office flipping through pages and pages of recipes and photocopying the ones I hoped to try. I suppose […]

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Grow, Baby, Grow

July 28, 2010
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First of all, today is Dexter’s birthday. Happy Birthday Dexter! He’s either two or three depending on which vet you believe. I started off this morning by giving him a hefty handful of catnip from his own personal stash. Needless to say he was in heaven. Anyway, it’s been a very long hot few weeks […]

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Cherry Tomato Warriors From Mars!

June 8, 2010
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I’m probably really going to regret how I handled my first balcony container gardening experience. In typical (at least as of late) Erin fashion I planned to research and review and plan out every minute detail but then I procrastinated and avoided and then suddenly woke up on Saturday morning and declared that today was […]

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Incredible Baked Cauliflower and Broccoli Cannelloni

July 28, 2008
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Remember the song I’d Do Anything from the musical Oliver? Well while making this recipe I realized that I would obviously do anything for Jamie Oliver, even cook with *gasp* anchovies. If Jamie and I were doing this little duet on a stage in the West End somewhere it might have gone something like this: […]

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Isabella and the Pot of Basil

July 14, 2008

Like Sarah Jessica Parker’s cringe-worthy character, Meredith, in The Family Stone, please allow me to fly my “freak flag” for a moment: Recently my friend Anna took me out on a post birthday date to the MFA followed by tapas and sangria at Tapeo. Surprisingly the highlight of our outing wasn’t the fabulous sangria or […]

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Herbs On Demand

April 29, 2007

For Christmas I bought my mother an adorable window gardening kit from Red Envelope.  In fact, I thought it was too cute to pass up so I ended up purchasing one for my own use as well.  Last Monday I finally got my act together enough to plant the seeds and as you can see […]

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