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How to Plan a Mother Blessing Ceremony

How to Plan a Mother Blessing Ceremony

| August 28, 2007 | 1 Comment

Alright, here is part three of the Mother Blessing Ceremony series. This is the final part. Tomorrow, we get back to strictly food. 1) Read up on Mother Blessings and Blessingways. Start by reading my explanation here. Know what Mother Blessings and Blessingways are all about. Decide which parts you are interested in partaking in. […]

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About the Mother Blessing Ceremony

About the Mother Blessing Ceremony

| August 27, 2007 | 1 Comment

I mentioned the Mother Blessing Ceremony friends and I held this weekend for a pregnant friend yesterday and promised further details. Tune in tomorrow for tips on how to plan one yourself. The following is an excerpt from the invitation. I didn’t write this, one of my wonderful cohorts in planning did. But I couldn’t […]

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Broccoli Slaw

Broccoli Slaw

| August 26, 2007 | 4 Comments

When I was pregnant with Will, I ate everything in sight – except lobster (one of my favorite foods). The favorites during that time were sausage and pepper grinders, nachos and anything from McDonald’s. I couldn’t have chosen a worse diet really. This pregnancy is the polar opposite. I still like lobster, for one thing. […]

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Lobster Risotto (Lobster Recipe)

Lobster Risotto (Lobster Recipe)

| August 22, 2007 | 1 Comment

When I first created this recipe, I was a risotto novice who wasn’t even sure she liked the creamy, rich rice dish. But this lobster recipe totally converted me into a risotto lover. Lobster Risotto is, in a word, decadent. Creamy rice, cooked low and slow, is dotted with sweet lobster and swirled with Parmesan […]

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From my kitchen window

From my kitchen window

| August 17, 2007 | 2 Comments

I have to tell you something. I live in the middle of nowhere. And wildlife live here too. Did I ever mention that I am a city girl?

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Tips for a Flawless Risotto

Tips for a Flawless Risotto

| August 16, 2007 | 0 Comments

Finally! Finally I have perfected my risotto technique. After making it twice this week with creamy, perfect results, I am feeling pretty good about the little rice dish. Unfortunately I have also learned that I am not that fond of it – I like cleaner flavors then you get with a risotto. C’est la vie! […]

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Fate Needed a Laugh

Fate Needed a Laugh

| August 15, 2007 | 3 Comments

Sometimes fate just likes to have a laugh at your expense. I mean, it must have been fate that I recalled The Terrible Chocolate Yogurt Incident this morning during the course of thinking on my way to work. And then I repeated the Incident with applesauce this afternoon down to the details. Surely I am […]

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Roasted Tomatoes, Garlic and Basil

Roasted Tomatoes, Garlic and Basil

| August 14, 2007 | 2 Comments

Simplicity is sometimes the best thing you can offer food. Truffling this and foaming that doesn’t guarantee a better meal (and can sometimes result in a seriously missed opportunity). But a few simple ingredients, along with a simple process and yield a simply delicious result. Take this dish for instance. It started out in my […]

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How to Freeze Blueberries

How to Freeze Blueberries

| August 13, 2007 | 0 Comments

Once you’ve picked hoards of the beautiful blue, sweet balls of wonder, what do you do with them? Besides cooking and eating, you can also freeze blueberries so that they can be enjoyed all year. Frozen berries can be used the same as fresh berries once thawed. And it’s a super treat to have fantastic […]

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Recipe: Blueberry Streusel Muffins

Recipe: Blueberry Streusel Muffins

| August 12, 2007 | 4 Comments

Blueberries. Mmm. Fresh picked blueberries. Double mmm. After picking blueberries yesterday, I knew I had to do something with them immediately for breakfast. So early this morning, I whipped up a batch of blueberry streusel muffins. I’ve made these tasty muffins before, but this time I amped up the flavor with a bit more blueberries […]

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