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FINALLY! A Real, Live, Working Fridge!

FINALLY! A Real, Live, Working Fridge!

| August 10, 2007 | 0 Comments

Here’s a quick recap, if you haven’t been keeping up on my refrigerator issues: my not-quite three-year-old fridge went on the fritz over the week of July 4th when I was away. First it stopped freezing and then it stopped refrigerating. We lost more food than I realized, including batch after batch of my homemade […]

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Pasta in 10 Minutes: Tomato, Olive and Artichoke Pasta

Pasta in 10 Minutes: Tomato, Olive and Artichoke Pasta

| August 8, 2007 | 2 Comments

I know that it’s summertime and I should be cooking only with the freshest ingredients all the time. But the whole refrigerator debacle left me with a need for more sustainable cooking that used shelf-stable ingredients. Since I couldn’t keep much food in the house, whatever I made had to be a) from ingredients on […]

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Pulling it all together

Pulling it all together

| August 8, 2007 | 2 Comments

Unfortunately, the transformation isn’t complete yet, but you can certainly get the idea . . . Before: After: The backsplash will be installed later this week. And in the meantime, we still have to hook up the faucet and drain (which needs to be moved, eeek!). I love the way this granite pulls the room […]

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Evening Preview . . .

Evening Preview . . .

| August 7, 2007 | 0 Comments

Remember the headaches I’ve been having with my three-year-old fridge? I found a solution. And have I ever told you why I don’t picture my kitchen often? (Hint: the countertop is … abysmal and a pain to keep unstained since it’s white and everything from beets to tea likes to try to leave behind a […]

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Organic Hot Chocolate … mmmm

Organic Hot Chocolate … mmmm

| August 7, 2007 | 1 Comment

When I was reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (in less than 24 hours) right after it came out, I had a hankering for a hot cocoa. Call me crazy, but despite the soaring temperatures and stifling humidity, curling up with a good book (oh my, was it ever good!) and a hot chocolate […]

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Recipe: Sweet Onions

Recipe: Sweet Onions

| August 2, 2007 | 3 Comments

Alright, it took me a little longer than I anticipated, but here it is – the recipe for sweet onions. Don’t be scared off by the lengthy cooking time – they are so worth it. Sweet Onions courtesy of Simple Italian Sandwiches yields 2 cups 5 medium red onions 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil […]

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A taste of ‘ino

A taste of ‘ino

| July 31, 2007 | 3 Comments

For a friend’s birthday several years ago, she wanted to try out a little West Village Italian Wine Bar known for it’s bruscettas, tramezzinnis, and paninis called ‘ino. The tiny restaurant doesn’t allow reservations and, as a result, we had a long wait to get in. I hate long waits anywhere, and this was no […]

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Out of the Darkness

Out of the Darkness

| July 29, 2007 | 1 Comment

The past week has been a blur of refrigerator repairmen, work, a quick turnaround freelance project and finding every spare minute to spend with Will. Though I always spend as much time with Will (not being in the same room, but really doing things with him), this week I happened upon one too many newspaper […]

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Oh no! Not again!

Oh no! Not again!

| July 22, 2007 | 1 Comment

Well folks, the fridge is acting funny again – the freezer is very much not frozen (thank goodness for the deep freezer in the basement) and the fridge is being temperamental. Let’s hope they can fix it (for good) when they come out on Wednesday. I mean really! This is just insane. In the meantime, […]

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OMG Radishes – Balsamic Sauteed Radishes

OMG Radishes – Balsamic Sauteed Radishes

| July 21, 2007 | 7 Comments

When I saw these two posts on radishes over at Kalyn’s Kitchen, I was intrigued but not driven to make them. But over the next few days, this one called sauteed radishes with vinegar and herbs remained on my mind. And when I say it remained on my mind, I mean I was virtually obsessed […]

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