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Canning and Preserving: My Introduction

Canning and Preserving: My Introduction

| June 29, 2007 | 1 Comment

Something clicked this spring and I decided that I wanted to try canning jams, veggies, pickles . . . you name it. It’s not something I have ever done before though or even seen done. And frankly, I can be a bit obsessive when trying to do something new. True to form, I bought two […]

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Strawberry Sauce

Strawberry Sauce

| June 28, 2007 | 1 Comment

In the dead of winter, a favorite breakfast around my house are Belgium waffles with strawberry sauce and fresh whipped cream. Once upon a time, my husband would purchase frozen strawberries in syrup in the grocery store’s freezer. But when I started cooking more and started shrugging off premade foods, I started making our strawberry […]

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Strawberries, Strawberries, Strawberries . . .

Strawberries, Strawberries, Strawberries . . .

| June 27, 2007 | 3 Comments

Sunday afternoon was a blast. My good friend Virtual Frolic, Will and I went to Jones Family Farms in Shelton, Conn., to pick strawberries. It was the perfect day for it — not too hot, a nice breeze and a good amount of sun. As a little girl, I used to go strawberry picking with […]

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Sunday Breakfasts #4: Banana Blueberry Muffins

Sunday Breakfasts #4: Banana Blueberry Muffins

| June 26, 2007 | 1 Comment

Okay, yes. I was supposed to post this two days ago . . . but things got busy. My apologies. The good news is that this week’s Sunday Breakfasts will appear early — on Saturday instead. I knew this Sunday would be a busy one so I wanted a good “on the go” breakfast. These […]

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Cravings? What Cravings?

Cravings? What Cravings?

| June 22, 2007 | 3 Comments

See these little buggers? Normally, I hate them. I can’t quite place what it is about them – the excess saltiness or the brine or what. But I hate them. Normally. ‘Cept, right now, I love them. I crave them. I want to bring big, fat ones home and stuff them with gorgonzola cheese and […]

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Zesty Black Bean, Corn and Cucumber Salad

Zesty Black Bean, Corn and Cucumber Salad

| June 19, 2007 | 0 Comments

The good news is that I had tremendous success grilling clams in beer on my parents’ gas grill this weekend. The bad news is I forgot my camera and have zero photo evidence to show for it. So how to grill clams on a gas grill will be a story for another day, I guess. […]

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Ham and Lavender Hash

Ham and Lavender Hash

| June 17, 2007 | 2 Comments

For once, I planned this breakfast menu days in advance. It actually started with the biscuit. When I saw the recipe on A Year in Bread, I knew it was something I had to try (particularly since I’ve had a monster craving for biscuits this pregnancy). But what to pair with it? Being that it’s […]

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In Search Of . . .

In Search Of . . .

| June 15, 2007 | 0 Comments

I need a tried and true coffee cake recipe. What I am imagining is a cinnamon swirl coffee cake with the yummy streusel topping. But it cannot contain sour cream or an absurd amount of butter (I am beginning to think this is a tall order). I’ve searched the web and blogosphere and haven’t found […]

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McBamboozling?

McBamboozling?

| June 14, 2007 | 1 Comment

McDonald’s Corp. is taking a new tactic to try and make people feel okay about eating their food and feeding it to their children. They are letting six women — all mothers — visit restaurants, processing plants, test kitchens and orchards. Then the women are going to journal, not blog because there will be no […]

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Leaning Green

Leaning Green

| June 13, 2007 | 1 Comment

Where to start? There are so many elements to trying to lead a greener life. It encompasses everything from where we get our food from to what we clean with. For me, it even means staying away from unnecessary synthetics (in clothing, in the kitchen, etc). I spent a good part of the last few […]

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