Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Christmas Round-Up

What with my love for cooking and all, almost no Christmas goes by without at least a few culinary Christmas gifts. This year was especially good in that regard. Talking the prize for “Most Surprising” was this gem brought back … Continue reading

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Beet Salad with Tahini Dressing

Actual conversation with Eleanor on the way home from dance: E: Mom, can you name the planets? Me: Sure: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, Neptune, Uranus (Pause) E: What about Pluto? Me: I don’t think it’s considered a planet … Continue reading

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A funny thing about working in a convent is that if you happen to quote a Neruda poem about “the Tenderhearted Artichoke” while at lunch with the sisters, because you were all eating artichokes and it seemed appropriate, every time … Continue reading

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Rutabaga Appreciation Society

I’m starting one now. Who wants to join me? Rutabagas have to be the most under-appreciated vegetable in the produce aisle. They are hard to find and hard to even find recipes for. But they are delicious! And I believe … Continue reading

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Pork Chops with Chard and Apples

Sorry I’ve been gone so long – Sam and I spent a week in the Bay area, with two glorious kid-free days in San Francisco. I got to experience the rare pleasures of walking at my own pace, not mentally … Continue reading

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