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Berry season!

Berry season!

| May 10, 2007 | 2 Comments

When I was a little girl, my grandmother and I would go every year to a pick-your-own strawberry patch near our home in Dutchess County, New York. When the sign point to the patch would appear at the roadside, with an arrow indicating it was time to start picking, I would get so excited anticipating […]

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I Love This Picture.

I Love This Picture.

| May 8, 2007 | 3 Comments

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Oh Sweet Relief!

Oh Sweet Relief!

| May 8, 2007 | 3 Comments

It’s done. At least the first draft. Now, I have the arduous process of waiting for the edits to come back. But in the meantime, I can just bask in the knowledge that I have written the first draft of my first cookbook. How exciting is that? Of course, after hitting send, I realized that […]

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Mouthwatering Greek Salad

Mouthwatering Greek Salad

| May 6, 2007 | 2 Comments

I am in the throws of finishing the first draft of my manuscript for Families Eat Together. My publisher was generous enough to give me a one week extension and the draft is now due tomorrow, instead of May 1. But I wanted to take a few minutes from my frantic writing and editing to […]

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Exploring Blood Oranges

Exploring Blood Oranges

| May 4, 2007 | 3 Comments

I bought a few blood oranges over the weekend. I’ve been thinking of trying them for over a year, but finally decided to just take the plunge. Virtual Frolic’s post on blood orange sorbet helped that cause. What held me up for the past year was the idea of the red flesh. It’s unfamiliar. I […]

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Are Melamine Plates Safe?

Are Melamine Plates Safe?

| May 2, 2007

As a mother of a young child, I am constantly on the prowl for what’s safe and what isn’t. In my house, we avoid partially hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup and microwaving plastic. But until this week, I hadn’t given a thought to the melamine plates that my son eats from. After all, the […]

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Joys of Spring: a simple fruit salad

Joys of Spring: a simple fruit salad

| April 28, 2007 | 3 Comments

It’s warm out now, with May quickly approaching. There are signs of spring all around – the blooming forsythia, flowering daffodils, blossoming tulips. Everywhere you look, at least here in Connecticut, trees are coming alive again and animals are emerging from long winter rests. Just this morning, we spied a skunk (beautiful, however smelly) across […]

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Planting thoughts

Planting thoughts

| April 24, 2007 | 3 Comments

Thanks everyone for all the well wishes. It was wonderful to feel all the support. I really appreciate it.Since the weather has finally improved, Will and I have been spending a ton of time outside. There’s a yard to beautify, a garden to prepare for planting, flower pots to ready … The list goes on […]

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Family Is What You Always Have

Family Is What You Always Have

| April 18, 2007 | 6 Comments

It was 4:45 on Monday afternoon when the phone call came. It wasn’t something shocking or unexpected . . . there had been forewarning. She was ready for the next chapter to open. Still, to get that call that my cousin Grace Louise had passed on, I was caught without breath for a moment. Her […]

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Bear With Me Please

Bear With Me Please

| April 15, 2007 | 2 Comments

You may have noticed the change around here. I am in love with this new design, and am thrilled that it matches up with what I do: write about food. I thought the previous black and white look matched me, but after a year and a half of it, I realized things had changed. It […]

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