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Roasted Artichoke Hearts

Roasted Artichoke Hearts

| October 23, 2008 | 4 Comments

I was leafing through the November issue of Martha Stewart Living the other morning when I saw a recipe for baked artichoke hearts. It sounded interesting, and as luck would have it, I’d just purchased some frozen artichoke hearts and they were aching to be used. At first, the plan was to serve this to […]

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Channeling My Inner Julia: Ratatouille

Channeling My Inner Julia: Ratatouille

| October 7, 2008 | 7 Comments

When the Disney movie Ratatouille came out, I wondered what on Earth could be so special about ratatouille. It sounds like it could be a pasta dish, though it isn’t, so I was picturing a rotini with squash or something. As it turns out, the results were better than i imagined they would be. Paige […]

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Salami

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Salami

| September 29, 2008 | 4 Comments

After a summer of bursting fresh heirloom tomatoes, peaches with juices that dribble down your chin, corn so sweet it might be better than candy and discovering summer squash, I am ready for the next phase of vegetable eating. Bring on the broccoli and the roasted cauliflower. A taste of asparagus? Yes please! And Brussels […]

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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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Spicy Beet Greens

Spicy Beet Greens

| August 26, 2008 | 1 Comment

It’s been a good summer. A summer filled with time spent with our families, birthdays, beach days, laughs and love. And it’s been a summer of good change — like my decision to pursue full time freelance writing. As a result, we’ve been able to spend much time outdoors, enjoying sand and surf. The other […]

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Crispy Roasted Kale

Crispy Roasted Kale

| August 12, 2008 | 1 Comment

I should have taken a picture of Paige. I really should have. She enjoyed the papery, thin, crispy bits of kale I gave her . . . but since it was papery, thin and crispy, it also broke apart very easily. That meant green specks everywhere — in her hair, on her hands, in her […]

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Sauteed Spring Onions

Sauteed Spring Onions

| June 19, 2008 | 0 Comments

Mmmm. The first fresh vegetables of late spring. These spring onions popped up at the farmer’s market a little over a week ago. They just looked so delicious (should have taken a pic!). Rather than try to use all in salads, salsas and other condiments, I decided to try something different: cooking them so that […]

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Parmesan Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries

Parmesan Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries

| April 7, 2008 | 71 Comments

This is my very favorite sweet potato fries recipe. Parmesan Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries are sweet, savory and absolutely craveworthy. He said it would never happen. Ever. He said that I should just accept that his tastes are what they are and they aren’t changing. He. Was. Wrong. You know. It was hard enough to […]

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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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Five Facts About Red Cabbage

Five Facts About Red Cabbage

| February 18, 2008 | 1 Comment

I have these photos of red cabbage I took recently that I really like . . . so, rather than just show you the photos, I thought I might make them into a moderately useful post. Here are five interesting facts about red cabbage. Red cabbage is a good source of the flavonoids, a powerful […]

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