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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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Serving Up Memories: Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage

Serving Up Memories: Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage

| February 8, 2008 | 3 Comments

This recipe for tangy Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage is delicious served with German wursts and sauerkraut. I can’t help but smile when I think of my grandfather. My grandfather was a tall man who loved airplanes and motorcycles (though an accident in his youth left his leg permanently injured). He owned a small prop […]

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Creamy Ricotta Spinach

Creamy Ricotta Spinach

| February 3, 2008 | 2 Comments

Okay, okay. I said I would post this yesterday and I didn’t. Instead, my site went down for a bit so that it could be moved to a new server and my (I’m so excited about this) new look could finally debut. I can’t tell you how much I love the new look. And I […]

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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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Asian Inspired Portobello Mushrooms

Asian Inspired Portobello Mushrooms

| December 18, 2007 | 1 Comment

Sometimes I will just write down a list of ingredients and guess how much of each one is necessary to make a mouthwatering dish. Sometimes I am right. Sometimes I am way off-base. It was definitely the former when I dreamed up this dish. I was hooked at first bite (and made sure to have […]

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Thanksgiving Recap: Roasted Butternut Squash

Thanksgiving Recap: Roasted Butternut Squash

| December 3, 2007 | 0 Comments

The first year that I made Thanksgiving dinner, my then-boyfriend (he’s since been upgraded to husband) requested butternut squash. Frankly, my family doesn’t (or at least didn’t until then) eat squash. Not at all. And I had never had it before, let alone cooked it. So I did what any good girlfriend would do – […]

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What to do with the sweet onions?

What to do with the sweet onions?

| November 23, 2007 | 1 Comment

I recently wrote about my mouthwatering, delightful sandwich that uses a special recipe of sweet onions (and boy, are those onions AND that sandwich good. I mean really, really awesome. Anyway, that great recipe for sweet onions from Simple Italian Sandwiches makes about two cups. That’s a lot of onions and you can only eat […]

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Green Beans with Brown Butter

Green Beans with Brown Butter

| November 19, 2007 | 0 Comments

File this one under quick and easy. This method of making green beans really gives them a nice punch of flavor. It’s a super easy way to dress up a classic vegetable — perfect for Thanksgiving. It will definitely be gracing my table this year! So here it goes: Green Beans with Brown Butter Steam […]

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Shallots

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Shallots

| November 16, 2007 | 7 Comments

You might say that I was a bit deprived of Brussels sprouts as a child. My mother hated them so I was never required to have any when they were served. Of course, since my grandmother simply boiled and served them, I probably wouldn’t have liked them anyway. I’ve said it before and I will […]

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Roasted Pesto Cauliflower

Roasted Pesto Cauliflower

| November 14, 2007 | 0 Comments

I like vegetables a lot. But what I don’t like is boring vegetables — just steamed or boiled and thrown on a plate. I don’t think that does the flavor of any veggies justice. It’s just like cooking with any kind of meat or fish: sure, you could just grill it up and throw a […]

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