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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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Summer Vegetable Gratin

July 22, 2009
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In the summer time my mind doesn’t normally think, “Eureka! Let’s make a casserole.” But perhaps it should? The rainbow of produce I picked up at the Copley Square Farmers Market seemed destined for greatness so when I stumbled upon this light and eye appealing recipe I knew I had found a match made in […]

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You Say Tomato

September 14, 2008

Yesterday my mom gave me a very generous bagful of garden fresh tomatoes. Apparently the plants she grew in her flower bed produced wildly this year and she’s been inundated with all manner of the ruby red produce (thank you again mom). This makes me insanely jealous as I so desperately want to have a […]

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Tomato and Zucchini Quiche

January 3, 2008

I have an obsession with quiche. I seem to be on a never ending quest to find the perfect recipe. This is of course complicated by the fact that I make really terrible pie crust. I’m learning to accept that I may never perfect the art of rolled pastry dough and therefore I stock up […]

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The Night the Lights Went Out in Jersey Baked Ziti

June 11, 2007

The Sopranos may or may not have disappointed last night, depending on who you talk to, but my baked Ziti definitely didn’t. No wonder Tony Soprano is so fat. This dish has some serious cheese in it. With the exception of the spicy turkey sausage I used, I think even Carmela would have approved, but […]

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Chicken and Black Bean Empanadas

December 5, 2006

In an effort to be adventurous in the kitchen my love affair with all things Dave Lieberman continues. I have yet to make a recipe from Dave’s collection that I didn’t find thoroughly delicious, and these Chicken and Black Bean Empanadas were no exception. The chicken mixture is spicy, smoky, and surprisingly hearty, and I’ve […]

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Sweet Potato Chili

November 4, 2006

I was given the following Sweet Potato Chili recipe by Hänni. Per her description the “lime and cocoa” give this dish a very “exotic flair” and after preparing it, I’d have to thoroughly agree. Vegetarian chilies are definitely one of my favorite hearty dinner options, although I did alter the recipe by adding some chicken […]

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