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It’s Blueberry Picking Time!

It’s Blueberry Picking Time!

| August 12, 2007 | 1 Comment

The heat wave in New England has subsided. After day after day of intolerable heat, it was cool yesterday (while it rained) and warm today. Thank goodness. The stifling heat is just too much for this pregnant woman to take. Fortunately, today also happened to be the day that Virtual Frolic and I had planned […]

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Strawberry Sauce

Strawberry Sauce

| June 28, 2007 | 1 Comment

In the dead of winter, a favorite breakfast around my house are Belgium waffles with strawberry sauce and fresh whipped cream. Once upon a time, my husband would purchase frozen strawberries in syrup in the grocery store’s freezer. But when I started cooking more and started shrugging off premade foods, I started making our strawberry […]

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Strawberries, Strawberries, Strawberries . . .

Strawberries, Strawberries, Strawberries . . .

| June 27, 2007 | 3 Comments

Sunday afternoon was a blast. My good friend Virtual Frolic, Will and I went to Jones Family Farms in Shelton, Conn., to pick strawberries. It was the perfect day for it — not too hot, a nice breeze and a good amount of sun. As a little girl, I used to go strawberry picking with […]

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Blood Orange-Citrus Marinade for Grilled Chicken

Blood Orange-Citrus Marinade for Grilled Chicken

| May 12, 2007 | 1 Comment

So, since the blood orange season is pretty much over and my attempts at making a blood orange vinaigrette will surely take several more attempts, I decided to set that aside for now and use my last blood orange for a special marinade for grilled chicken. See, Kalyn over at Kalyn’s Kitchen has been grilling […]

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Berry season!

Berry season!

| May 10, 2007 | 2 Comments

When I was a little girl, my grandmother and I would go every year to a pick-your-own strawberry patch near our home in Dutchess County, New York. When the sign point to the patch would appear at the roadside, with an arrow indicating it was time to start picking, I would get so excited anticipating […]

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Exploring Blood Oranges

Exploring Blood Oranges

| May 4, 2007 | 3 Comments

I bought a few blood oranges over the weekend. I’ve been thinking of trying them for over a year, but finally decided to just take the plunge. Virtual Frolic’s post on blood orange sorbet helped that cause. What held me up for the past year was the idea of the red flesh. It’s unfamiliar. I […]

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Joys of Spring: a simple fruit salad

Joys of Spring: a simple fruit salad

| April 28, 2007 | 3 Comments

It’s warm out now, with May quickly approaching. There are signs of spring all around – the blooming forsythia, flowering daffodils, blossoming tulips. Everywhere you look, at least here in Connecticut, trees are coming alive again and animals are emerging from long winter rests. Just this morning, we spied a skunk (beautiful, however smelly) across […]

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Broiled Grapefruits From An Unusual Source

Broiled Grapefruits From An Unusual Source

| January 14, 2007 | 4 Comments

For several years when I was a child, my uncle and his then-wife, lived in a comfortable one-story house on a canal (or was it an inter-coastal?) in Hudson, Florida. They had a little dock off their back lawn where they kept a fishing boat. During one visit to their home, Billy, my uncle, let […]

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Healthy New Year’s Day Desserts

Healthy New Year’s Day Desserts

| January 2, 2007 | 4 Comments

I love dessert. But I am working on the healthier lifestyle thing, so dessert means healthier alternatives. That’s why I turned to Low-Fat Vegetarian Cooking by Jenny Stacy for our New Year’s Day dessert. It’s a handy book with quite a few excellent recipes. I definitely recommend checking it out. I wanted the desserts to […]

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STRAWBERRIES!!!!!

STRAWBERRIES!!!!!

| June 3, 2006 | 0 Comments

It’s strawberries time – they are ripe for pickin’ and at their sweetest now. I cannot wait to get out into the fields and get some for myself. I can already picture all the delights I will make with them – strawberry shortcakes, roulades, etc.

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