Swiss Chard with Garlic and Bacon Recipe

Every spring I wait excitedly, checking websites and reading newspapers, for the local farmers’ markets to open. While I know that many of my fellow local food-loving compatriots seek out and enjoy local everything all year round, I get a special joy from walking between stands at my favorite markets and selecting different veggies and…

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Citrus-Black Bean Salad with Two Peppers

I couldn’t bring myself to cook yesterday. When I opened the door to see how it was outside, it was like stepping into a sauna. The air was thick with humidity and it was so hot, despite a late afternoon rain shower. Thank goodness for air conditioners and take out. Today is milder, less humid….

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Cooking from Jamie’s Food Revolution: Part 2 (OMG Braised Cabbage!)

So I made an awesome dish on Saturday, knowing full well that I was going to write about it this week. I plated it in a white bowl, mounding it just so. I even carefully placed bits of bacon in strategic spots. My camera was there at the ready … Apparently, I never actually photographed…

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Cooking with Kids: Pasta with Things Mixed In (Aka Macaroni and Cheese with Tomatoes)

Will is a boy who loves food, loves making food and loves planning things related to food. So do I, but he’s only four. This evening, he decided that he wanted a part in the dinner planning. “Mommy, can we have pasta for dinner tonight,” he asked. I plan our meals on the weekends, so…

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