Monthly Archives: July 2006

Vacation, Day 6 – farm fresh

Saturday. The house’s internal temperature finally dipped below 90… so I dared venture back into the kitchen. But not before a run down to a local farm for tomatoes, blueberries, and corn on the cob. I thought I was going … Continue reading

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Vacation, Day 2 – sauced

How do you recharge (and relax) after a hard day swinging a hammer and weilding a drill? You make sauce. Tomato and Chocolate Mocha! (not together silly), and all prepped while dinner cooks – Balsalmic roasted chicken and veg en … Continue reading

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Vacation, Day 1 – baked and creamed

Last weekend we headed down into Boston for a picnic, and just happened to drive by the Whole Foods in Cambridge. I stopped in to grab a cookie for the ride home… and basked in the joy that only a … Continue reading

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mystery meal

How do you get your little girl to eat dinner, when, despite containing everything she likes, she won’t give it a chance? Make mealtime funtime! She would have nothing to do with the shrimp, carrots, broccoli, noodles or waterchestnuts in … Continue reading

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breakfast bars, times 3

I make a mean granola in the cooler months, but I’ve been hankering for a nutritious, car- friendly version for the summer commute (without heating up the kitchen for 2-3 hours of cooking time on these 90 degree days). Tired … Continue reading

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weekend favorites

Had a really good food weekend (to balance out a fair amount of hard work). The highlights: Fresh tomatoes are one of my favorite things about summer. Found about a dozen different heirloom tomatoes at the market, grabbed two; a … Continue reading

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you can’t make this up

I found a bunch of coupons attached to a bottle of wine. Weird? Yes. But Sutter Home’s marketing is currently revolving around a Build a Better Burger contest – with a grand prize trip to Napa for the cook-off. Some … Continue reading

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