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Blue Cheese and Caramelized Shallot Quiche Recipe

Blue Cheese and Caramelized Shallot Quiche Recipe

| October 21, 2009 | 6 Comments

Creamy, sharp blue cheese and sweet caramelized shallots give this Blue Cheese and Caramelized Shallot Quiche Recipe major flavor. Last night, after a rushed day, my husband and I did something together that doesn’t happen enough these days: we power-cleaned the house. In short order, my office was transformed from neglected storage space to usable […]

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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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Grilled Beets With Feta Recipe

Grilled Beets With Feta Recipe

| July 2, 2009 | 12 Comments

It’s funny. It seems like with beets, people either love them or hate them. And of the people that hate them, I find that most haven’t ever actually had fresh beets. If you fall into the latter category, my condolences and I urge you to give fresh, wonderful beets a try. Seriously. Now for those […]

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Perfect for Farmer’s Market Finds: Two Pepper Pasta

Perfect for Farmer’s Market Finds: Two Pepper Pasta

| May 22, 2009 | 3 Comments

Sometimes, I wish I could slow time down just a little bit. This month is flying by at warp speed and I just want to stop it for a little bit so that I can sit back and enjoy May. But time has other ideas, and we are just along for the ride.  Pretty soon, […]

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Roasted Vegetable and Lemon Tortellini Pasta

Roasted Vegetable and Lemon Tortellini Pasta

| May 15, 2009 | 3 Comments

When I picked up Will from school today, one of the other moms asked me about my writing. She’d noticed my email signature, which indicates that I am a writer and editor and a few of the sites that I regularly write for. The question caught me totally off guard — but in a good […]

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Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Lemon Vinaigrette

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Lemon Vinaigrette

| February 16, 2009 | 7 Comments

This year, I have made a commitment to living healthier. There are simply too many negative effects and risks associated with being overweight to do anything else. And being that I am surrounded with folks who have made similar commitments with double digit results, it’s hard not to follow suit … I just wish more […]

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