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Kale Pesto

Kale Pesto

| September 12, 2008 | 8 Comments

A few years ago, Will was the kid on the beach afraid to leave his little chair and get his toes sandy. He used to scream about it being dirty. But children grow and change. Yesterday I watched at a distance as Will studied the periwinkles, hermit crabs and minnows that inhabit the tidal pools […]

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Me, Myself, and Cabbage: Classic Coleslaw

Me, Myself, and Cabbage: Classic Coleslaw

| August 15, 2008 | 0 Comments

As far as summer salads go, coleslaw is a classic. It’s great with everything from hamburgers and hot dogs to fried chicken. But as classics go, there are millions of variations with differing ingredients lists and must-haves. Some are more saucy, some are less. Some have the traditional creamy dressing and others have oil and […]

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Roasted Parmesan Leeks

Roasted Parmesan Leeks

| February 18, 2008 | 3 Comments

In the past, when I have bought leeks, they have sat in my refrigerator until they turned brown, moldy and emitted a disgusting juice that my husband would clean up. That’s the not-so-pretty truth. I’ve wanted to try them, have bought them and then haven’t done a thing with them. Sad, but true. Until now, […]

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The Joys of Roasted Asparagus

The Joys of Roasted Asparagus

| December 20, 2007 | 3 Comments

When the first big snow storm hit New England last week, I smiled a bit and took Will outside to play while I shoveled. Of course, I am not supposed to be lifting heavy things, but someone had to do it and my husband was working. Less than 48 hours later when we got slammed […]

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Thanksgiving Recap: Cranberry Apple Sauce

Thanksgiving Recap: Cranberry Apple Sauce

| December 6, 2007 | 0 Comments

Over the years, I have experimented a lot with cranberry sauces. I’ve been looking for the right recipe that is different, but delightful. This is it. This cranberry sauce is about as easy as it can get. The addition of apple adds a nice (and slightly sweet) twist that really takes the sauce to a […]

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Heirloom Tomato Salad with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette

| September 5, 2007 | 1 Comment

Nearly every weekend this summer has included a trip to my cousin’s farm. Will and I have carefully selected the farm-fresh and mostly organic produce and coveted it all week long. There were overflowing pints of blueberries that Will would finish before the day was out and tiny, sweet orange cherry tomatoes that would burst […]

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Lobster Risotto (Lobster Recipe)

Lobster Risotto (Lobster Recipe)

| August 22, 2007 | 1 Comment

When I first created this recipe, I was a risotto novice who wasn’t even sure she liked the creamy, rich rice dish. But this lobster recipe totally converted me into a risotto lover. Lobster Risotto is, in a word, decadent. Creamy rice, cooked low and slow, is dotted with sweet lobster and swirled with Parmesan […]

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Beer Steamed Clams

Beer Steamed Clams

| July 9, 2007 | 0 Comments

Last week, we relaxed by the Connecticut shoreline. It’s something I have done summer after summer since I was a baby. And it’s something that I hope Will looks back on with fond memories when he’s an adult, just like I do. Some things have changed since childhood though. For instance, whereas my grandmother used […]

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Garlicky Pan-Grilled Asparagus with Romano Cheese

Garlicky Pan-Grilled Asparagus with Romano Cheese

| January 10, 2007 | 1 Comment

I have a secret. It’s actually not much of a secret so much as a disclosure. A brutally honest disclosure. But we’ll get to that in a moment. First, let me talk a bit about asparagus. Asparagus is a good source of vitamins A and C, both antioxidants. It’s also a great source of folate […]

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Lobster Stuffed Mushrooms (Lobster Recipe)

Lobster Stuffed Mushrooms (Lobster Recipe)

| December 26, 2006 | 7 Comments

Looking for a lobster recipe worthy of your next dinner party? These Lobster Stuffed Mushrooms take less than 20 minutes to whip up and are an easy but impressive recipe. Guests will love the meaty mushrooms stuffed with buttery lobster filling. To make this lobster recipe a truly easy recipe, use precooked lobster. Many fish […]

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