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Butternut Squash, Toasted Walnut and Dried Cranberry Salad

Butternut Squash, Toasted Walnut and Dried Cranberry Salad

| October 18, 2011 | 7 Comments

So. I’ve had a couple of butternut squashes in my fridge. They’ve been taunting me. Staring me down. Begging me to do something, anything with them. But I was nervous. It’s been years since I handled and cooked squashes in their whole form. Typically, I take the easy way out and buy squash that’s already […]

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Tomato Basil Veggie Rice

Tomato Basil Veggie Rice

| September 29, 2011 | 2 Comments

When I went into the kitchen this afternoon, Paige came running in, dragging a chair behind her. “Mommy, I want to help.” I was there to clean, and told her so. “Then I’ll watch.” And she did, waiting patiently until the counters were wiped clean and the dishes in the sink were washed or transferred […]

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Autumn Vegetable Chili

Autumn Vegetable Chili

| September 29, 2011 | 5 Comments

Last weekend, I was thinking up new recipes to work on when this idea for a veggie-filled chili came to mind. I’d almost call it a girl’s chili, but I truly hate when people refer to certain dishes as “man food,” so I surely shouldn’t be hypocritical and call this “girl food.” It’s anyone who […]

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Braised Brussels Sprouts with Shallots and Parmesan

Braised Brussels Sprouts with Shallots and Parmesan

| September 19, 2011 | 2 Comments

There’s been a serious and welcome chill in the air the past few days. It’s allowed the kids and me to crawl into our flannel pajamas and pull on our favorite socks (mine are fuzzy!). These things – these garments – are a lot like comfort food: something that’s both calming and familiar. It’s been […]

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Asian Braised Cabbage

Asian Braised Cabbage

| August 18, 2011 | 7 Comments

When I was in elementary and middle school, I was friends with these three sisters who lived across the street from us. Christina, who was closest to my age, was one of my best friends. We were inseparable, playing all sorts of games of pretend and imagination. Sometimes when I would head over to see […]

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Simple Roasted Radishes

Simple Roasted Radishes

| July 27, 2011 | 3 Comments

When you mention radishes, a lot of people grimace. And really, I can’t blame them. I’m not a big fan of raw radishes myself. They aren’t the natural perfection of a farm-grown tomato in summer or an ear of just picked sweet corn. They’re hard, dirty and often ugly (especially from a farmers market). And […]

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Summer Pasta with Shrimp and Kale

Summer Pasta with Shrimp and Kale

| July 26, 2011 | 9 Comments

One of my favorite parts of belonging to a CSA program (that’s Community Supported Agriculture, or a farm share program where you prepay at the beginning of the season for a weekly basket of veggies and/fruit), is that I am challenged to cook with ingredients I might otherwise overlook in favor of mainstays like broccoli […]

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Soy-Ginger Sauteed Radishes

Soy-Ginger Sauteed Radishes

| July 14, 2011 | 5 Comments

Ever since I made Balsamic Radishes using the recipe from Kalyn’s Kitchen a few years ago, I have been obsessed with cooked radishes. I cannot begin to express just how much I adore them. By cooking them, normally super peppery radishes are toned down, turned into milder, slightly sweet versions of their raw selves. And […]

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How to Roast Red Peppers on the Grill

How to Roast Red Peppers on the Grill

| June 17, 2011 | 6 Comments

When I came home from work the other day and set up to, well, work, I discovered that my home internet wasn’t working. And to make matters worse, tech support was closed. So, I worked offline for a bit (getting a ton done!) before going to bed early. The next morning I woke up early […]

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Braised Dinosaur Kale with Shallots, Lemon and Romano

Braised Dinosaur Kale with Shallots, Lemon and Romano

| June 16, 2011 | 4 Comments

Do you ever just want to cheer from the rooftops? Maybe let out a loud whoop? Or perhaps jump on Oprah’s couch … oh wait, that’s just Tom Cruise.  Anyway, even if you aren’t couch jumping, everyone feels like this sometimes … where something thrills you so much that you just want to tell everyone. […]

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