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Pasta in 10 Minutes: Tomato, Olive and Artichoke Pasta

Pasta in 10 Minutes: Tomato, Olive and Artichoke Pasta

| August 8, 2007 | 2 Comments

I know that it’s summertime and I should be cooking only with the freshest ingredients all the time. But the whole refrigerator debacle left me with a need for more sustainable cooking that used shelf-stable ingredients. Since I couldn’t keep much food in the house, whatever I made had to be a) from ingredients on […]

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Organic Hot Chocolate … mmmm

Organic Hot Chocolate … mmmm

| August 7, 2007 | 1 Comment

When I was reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (in less than 24 hours) right after it came out, I had a hankering for a hot cocoa. Call me crazy, but despite the soaring temperatures and stifling humidity, curling up with a good book (oh my, was it ever good!) and a hot chocolate […]

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Recipe: Sweet Onions

Recipe: Sweet Onions

| August 2, 2007 | 3 Comments

Alright, it took me a little longer than I anticipated, but here it is – the recipe for sweet onions. Don’t be scared off by the lengthy cooking time – they are so worth it. Sweet Onions courtesy of Simple Italian Sandwiches yields 2 cups 5 medium red onions 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil […]

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OMG Radishes – Balsamic Sauteed Radishes

OMG Radishes – Balsamic Sauteed Radishes

| July 21, 2007 | 7 Comments

When I saw these two posts on radishes over at Kalyn’s Kitchen, I was intrigued but not driven to make them. But over the next few days, this one called sauteed radishes with vinegar and herbs remained on my mind. And when I say it remained on my mind, I mean I was virtually obsessed […]

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Nutella and Bananas

Nutella and Bananas

| July 20, 2007 | 3 Comments

A lot can be said about the power of suggestion. It’s amazing how an iota of innuendo can lead to big things. And it’s amazing how, for a pregnant woman, the power of suggestion can lead to an necessary but delicious dessert. Last night, I was innocently sitting here in my home office working when […]

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Kitchen Sink Mai Fun

Kitchen Sink Mai Fun

| July 19, 2007 | 2 Comments

Growing up, meals were pretty simple. My grandmother favored menus with fewer ingredients and less fuss. Pork chops cooked in sauerkraut, or bratwurst, knackwurst or any wurst for that matter, were favorites. Sometimes we’d have lamb chops or a simple beef stroganoff (did I spell that right?). But if were really lucky, she would spend […]

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Presto Pasta: Lighter Pasta Fresca

Presto Pasta: Lighter Pasta Fresca

| July 12, 2007 | 6 Comments

I am a Romano girl. Always have been, always will be. There is almost always a big chunk of Romano from Costco in my fridge, at the ready to be grated, sliced or chopped. Why do I love it? It’s like biting into certainty. That sharp, decisive taste adds dimension to many dishes in my […]

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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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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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