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Easy Daikon Salad Recipe

Easy Daikon Salad Recipe

| February 3, 2010 | 19 Comments

I have a big confession to make: I’ve been eating daikon radishes for more than 10 years but only recently learned what this delicious, crunchy veggie was called. In fact, I only learned daikon’s name by process of elimination, followed by research, after a friend asked me what it was at a restaurant … In […]

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Easy Double-Duty Side Dish: Simple Roasted Butternut Squash

Easy Double-Duty Side Dish: Simple Roasted Butternut Squash

| December 15, 2009 | 3 Comments

Butternut squash represents a very rare class of foods for my household: it’s a vegetable that my husband loves. Really, those are in short supply. But our traditional way of making it — with sweeteners to make it candy-like, that is — gets a little old. So lately, I have been trying to find new […]

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Roasted Sweet Potatoes Recipe

| December 8, 2009 | 5 Comments

It’s really hard to believe that I went for so many years without ever tasting a single sweet potato. My mother didn’t like them, and by extension neither did I. As far as I can remember, I think I had my first one at about age 19 in the fry form (cause seriously, anything in […]

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Quick and Easy Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Quick and Easy Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe

| November 16, 2009 | 4 Comments

It’s no secret that I absolutely love Brussels sprouts. When grown and cooked right, they are slightly sweet and a little nutty. Divine. In case you are wondering what I mean by grown right, Brussels sprouts should stay on the stalk until two frosts have passed. It’s the frosts that let them develop that slightly […]

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Four Years, and Easy Roasted Acorn Squash Mash Recipe

Four Years, and Easy Roasted Acorn Squash Mash Recipe

| November 9, 2009 | 9 Comments

This acorn squash is sweet and rich. Best of all, it’s super easy. My son eats as much as he can get out of the shell — so that’s a testament to how kid-friendly this is. Serve it in the squash shell, and it looks pretty impressive too. Today is a special day. It’s Sarah’s […]

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Tomato and Eggplant Pie Recipe

Tomato and Eggplant Pie Recipe

| September 29, 2009 | 1 Comment

Remember recently when I told you about the fabulous Eggplant Parmesan that I made using Maris’ awesome (and healthier!) recipe. It was so good that I bought more eggplant at the farmers market. I also picked up some green tomatoes to try out an idea I have for a healthier fried green tomato recipe. Unfortunately, […]

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Slow-Roasted Plum Tomatoes

Slow-Roasted Plum Tomatoes

| September 25, 2009 | 11 Comments

Oh, dear roasted tomatoes, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways … I could wax poetic about these slow roasted plum tomatoes for hours on end. They are sweet and tender, soft and perfect. And, yes, I ate the whole batch myself. In a day. They were just that good. Tomatoes are […]

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Checking Off the Summer List: Eggplant Parmesan

Checking Off the Summer List: Eggplant Parmesan

| September 16, 2009 | 6 Comments

It’s hard to believe that summer vacation is past tense and summer, the season, is soon coming to a close. I had really high hopes for this summer. There were thoughts of visiting lesser known museums and parks around Connecticut, spending lots of time on the shoreline and a daytrip to Mystic (for Will to […]

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Light and Crisp: Vinaigrette Beet Slaw

Light and Crisp: Vinaigrette Beet Slaw

| September 1, 2009 | 5 Comments

It all started with the cabbage I’ve been growing. It was taunting me and I knew it was time to finally — finally — use it. Then the beets in the back of my fridge gave me a nudge. Before I knew it, I was writing a list of ingredients and trying to figure out […]

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Grilled Pole Beans Recipe

Grilled Pole Beans Recipe

| July 30, 2009 | 6 Comments

It was a rare occasion the other day: I headed off to the local organic farmers market without any children in tow. That meant I could meander around and take things slow while I shopped for vegetables for dinner, something for lunch and a few things to add to an extra special gift basket I […]

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