Archive | January, 2013

A MEXICAN LOVE AFFAIR

Courtesy of generous grandparents, my kids have been treated to beachy getaways since they were tiny, sometimes as far afield as the coast of Mexico. Mr. Mom’s Kitchen and I are lucky enough to tag along. This year though, something was troubling me about a trip planned for Puerto Vallarta. Although we’d visited our culture-rich, […]

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WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND?

I keep a running list of post ideas, attempting to cover a broad range of topics, alternating between recipes, tips, and bigger nutrition issues… throwing in a giveaway here and there for fun.  I suppose I choose the subject matter much the same way I do birthday gifts for friends.  I figure if I’m attracted […]

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MY WEEK IN FOOD

Here’s what we got up to this wintery Week in Food, all snapped with my iphone: Harvested the first lemons off of the new tree in our pint-sized backyard. So pretty I almost don’t want to use them. But I will, starting with this Agave Meyer Lemonade from Cheryl Sternman Rule’s cookbook Ripe. Forgot how […]

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MAC & CHEESE PLEASE: A COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY

Winter feels like mac & cheese season to me, so I figured what better time for a giveaway of the charming new cookbook Mac & Cheese, Please by Laura Werlin. I was generously gifted two copies, so that means two lucky winners will be in good hands cooking from this book since Laura knows her […]

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ROASTED DELICATA WITH MAPLE SYRUP AND THYME

Hard winter squash, from pumpkin to butternut, are enormously nourishing — an excellent source of vitamin A, C, and fiber in particular. But often when I spy these colorful, anti-oxidant-rich winter beauties at the market, and imagine myself back in my kitchen trying to wrestle the rock-hard flesh and awkward shape into a cooked dish, […]

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MY WEEK IN FOOD

It was a pretty good week in food over here…made some discoveries, tried out new recipes, and revisited old favorites.  Here’s a peek at what we’ve been up to, all snapped with my iphone.   Worried that  we were at risk for being invited to a casting call for Hoarders, we tackled the garage on […]

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A REAL FOOD ROUND UP

From the spot in the kitchen where I sip my tea in the wee hours and ready myself for the day’s onslaught, footsteps approached earlier than usual this morning. Down came Rosie, who beelined for the fruit bowl, quartered a grapefruit, dipping the juicy sections one-by-one into a glass jar of brown sugar, apparently pleased […]

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CHOCOLATE COCONUT COPYCAT BARS
(HOMEMADE LARABARS)

Many women of my generation were raised to downplay their achievements. It was considered gauche to toot your own horn. Indeed, quite the opposite: minimizing your accomplishments was somehow admirable, girlish, feminine, which is perhaps why I always notice when my good friend Deanna, a jeweler designer who’s undeniably feminine, admires her own wares and […]

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MY WEEK IN FOOD

Looking back at the December My Weeks in Food , it was clear we needed to clean up our act a little over here. So starting 10 Days of Real Food feels well timed …and is largely the focus of the photos I snapped with my iphone this week. Panicked that she’d have to wait […]

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HOW TO TELL AN EGG IS HARD BOILED
AND OTHER USEFUL TIDBITS

    A bubbling pot of water on the stovetop filled with a half dozen eggs is common sight in my kitchen. Stocking a supply of hard cooked eggs makes it easy to add a protein boost to everyday meals. I pop them into lunch boxes, slice them into dinner salads, make speedy deviled eggs […]

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