Category Archives: Ingredients

Ciao Bella

Dear Diary – Long time no see! I apologize for not writing sooner, but things have just been so BUSY that I haven’t had time! What with the whirlwind trip to Vegas that involved 1) the best meal I never … Continue reading

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What kind of side dishes will we be enjoying this evening?*

Steam-n-roast So I’ve been trying to eat more vegetables, and generally eat more healthily. Plain steamed broccoli only goes so far before it just annoys me, while Roman style pan roasted broccoli is delicious yet swimming in oil and takes … Continue reading

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Spring is on the way

So yesterday I found myself with a couple hours to kill in the Waltham area. After a very nice lunch with blog partner Erica (and an overly energetic waitress), I learned that the meeting scheduled for the afternoon had been … Continue reading

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Wheeler, Wine & Basketball

What can you say about Wheeler? He is tall, boisterous and opinionated. He doesn’t like it when other people riff on his stories. He makes me laugh until I can’t breathe. He is the person you want at your side … Continue reading

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Guest Recipe: Acadian Chicken Soup

This recipe comes from Facebook follower Kristen A., who responded to the Poultry Challenge message that I posted last night and offered to share this recipe. This Friday – tomorrow, February 18, Whole Foods has chickens on sale. I recommend … Continue reading

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Breakfast of Champions

Are you ready for some football??? The Super Bowl is arguably the biggest annual sporting event in the world, bringing in millions of dollars in advertising, taking the art of talking trash to a whole new level and offering sweet … Continue reading

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Ready to crack(er)

I try, whenever I can, to abide by a simple dietary rule: if the food in question is not something that would be considered “healthy,” if I want to eat it, then I need to make my own from scratch. … Continue reading

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The Birthday Feast

Yesterday was my husband’s birthday. I did not post a love-filled message of birthday joyfulness on his Facebook page. I did not shop in the ‘Husband’ section of Hallmark. In fact, I completely forgot to give him the card I … Continue reading

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Stock-ing up for the new year.

From Anthony Bourdain’s Les Halles cookbook: “What’s missing in your home cooking? Why doesn’t that dish you painfully re-created from the chef’s recipe taste like it does in the restaurant? What’s wrong with your soup, your sauces, your stews? The … Continue reading

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Blizzards Are for Blogging!

Is there a better activity for a cold snowy afternoon than sitting down with a glass of wine & some new technology (iPad!) to write about festive holiday fare? I think not. Not unless you are also wearing new flannel … Continue reading

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