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Whole Wheat Couscous Tabbouleh Salad

Whole Wheat Couscous Tabbouleh Salad

| August 25, 2010 | 1 Comment

When I moved to New York (as in Manhattan) to go to college, I craved freedom and devoured the city. I walked everywhere, breathing in the skyscrapers and eying the fabulous fashion and amazing pace. Everything seemed so special, so amazing. One of my favorite things was checking out the myriad grocery stores in the […]

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Frugal Fridays: 5 Ways to Save $1

Frugal Fridays: 5 Ways to Save $1

| August 21, 2010 | 1 Comment

Happy Weekend, everyone! It’s been a crazy week here, so I am going to keep this one brief. This is a topic that I love — how to save a little money. Sure, saving a $1 is a small thing, but if you do it regularly, then you could save hundreds or thousands over a […]

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CSA Day: Basil White Bean Dip and Other Tasty Ideas

CSA Day: Basil White Bean Dip and Other Tasty Ideas

| August 18, 2010 | 5 Comments

Last night, a neighbor dropped by as we were starting to sit down to dinner. She took a look at the table and said, “Wow.” Our dinner featured grilled sirloin, which I sliced thin so that we could stretch the portions so that it would feed seven. Then there was Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage, […]

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Frugal Fridays: Writing My Way to Better Spending

Frugal Fridays: Writing My Way to Better Spending

| August 14, 2010 | 1 Comment

When my friend whipped out a little notebook and started making a notation after blueberry picking last month, I quizzed her on what she was doing. Turns out, she had her own spending diet going on, and was keeping track of every cent she spent in that notebook. I was intrigued. She said that the […]

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Cooking for Kids: “Baked” Potatoes on the Grill

Cooking for Kids: “Baked” Potatoes on the Grill

| August 3, 2010 | 0 Comments

When I was a little kid, I dreaded having baked potatoes with dinner. It got to the point where I would audibly groan at the mention of them (how awful, right?). There was just nothing about them that I enjoyed. I’ve never been a fan of sour cream, and melty butter on semi-mashed potato doesn’t […]

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Frugal Fridays: Beach, Garden and a Confession

Frugal Fridays: Beach, Garden and a Confession

| July 23, 2010 | 3 Comments

Thank goodness for Fridays … My Spending Diet: No one ever wants to have to admit that they aren’t doing well. But folks, I haven’t been doing well with My Spending Diet. I took last week as a fluke … I was rusty. But this week? There was no mistaking that I’ve slipped. A lot. […]

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Grilled Radish Packets Recipe

Grilled Radish Packets Recipe

| July 20, 2010 | 6 Comments

Growing up, I always picked radishes out of salads. To me, they were a garnish that shouldn’t be consumed ever. The fierce peppery-ness just didn’t appeal to me at all. But then, a few years ago, I tried Balsamic Sauteed Radishes and it was a complete revelation. The peppery taste of the little, hard, red […]

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Frugal Fridays: Free Smoothies and Getting Back into the Swing

Frugal Fridays: Free Smoothies and Getting Back into the Swing

| July 16, 2010 | 2 Comments

Happy Weekend! We have big plans for pickling cukes from the garden and picking tons of berries this weekend … what about you? But before we shove off to have fun, here’s how things went this week … and how you can save. My Spending Diet: Sigh. After weeks of not reporting my progress, it […]

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CSA Day: Caramelized Onion and Kale Salad and Other Great Ideas

CSA Day: Caramelized Onion and Kale Salad and Other Great Ideas

| July 14, 2010 | 3 Comments

Welcome customers of Shortt’s Farm CSA! Scroll down for a delicious Caramelized Onion and Kale Salad recipe and other fabulous recipes to use today’s produce. Last summer, on a clear August evening, my cousin popped over to my house and dropped off a container of a delicious, refreshing curly kale salad made with whisper-thin red […]

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Mustard Greens and Beet Greens Salad Recipe with Herb Vinaigrette

Mustard Greens and Beet Greens Salad Recipe with Herb Vinaigrette

| July 13, 2010 | 3 Comments

When mustard greens appeared in my CSA box last week, I didn’t even have a chance to groan before my beloved farmer told me to just try them. My farmer knows me well — anything with the word ‘mustard’ in it is sure to send me packing. However, I do believe in trying everything once, […]

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