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WRITTEN ON Friday, May 29th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Dinner, Fish and Shellfish, Fruit

ShareThis week I geeked out and went running with a backpack. I was going to the Greenmarkets, which are exactly three miles from my apartment, so I figured why not kill two birds with one stone. I needed the backpack because I was toting along my camera, plus my shopping bags for whatever I purchased. […]


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WRITTEN ON Thursday, May 28th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Appetizer, Cheese, Nuts, Vegetarian

ShareSometimes, good things come in small packages. Chocolates. iPods. Diamond rings. Vegetables. I ventured down to the Greenmarket yesterday in search of strawberries, herbs and asparagus (more on these later). I found the most gorgeous light purple shallots and fragrant mint, along with some local feta. Inspiration struck. These gorgeous little towers of yum are […]


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WRITTEN ON Wednesday, May 27th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Appetizer, Vegetarian

ShareFresh artichokes are a labor of love. I’d like to shake the hand of the first person who thought to eat one. As a member of the thistle family, they come across as rather, shall we say, prickly. And yet! Never judge a book by it’s cover (thank you very much Miss Lippy!). When coddled […]


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WRITTEN ON Tuesday, May 26th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Appetizer, Chick peas, No really, what IS for lunch?, Salads, Tomatoes, Vegetarian

ShareI’m usually more than a little sad about the return to reality post-vacation.  Particularly if said break involved the beach.  Yet, while my mind is telling me one thing, my body is screaming quite another.  After 4 days of barbeque, beer and daily trips to the ice cream shop, my arteries are clogged as hell […]


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WRITTEN ON Friday, May 22nd, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Baking

ShareThree words. You. Must. Try. This dessert and/or coffee cake could not be more simple. You could literally put it together post-dinner drunk, or hungover at 7 a.m. for your early riser guests (and then go back to bed with your advil and water. Good luck with that). It’s a great way to use up […]


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WRITTEN ON Thursday, May 21st, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Beans

ShareBoston holds a special place in my heart. I mean really, it’s the birthplace of our nation. It’s the home of the BC Eagles. Chowdah abounds. And it’s about 45 minutes from Cape Ann, my favorite place on Earth. Oh, and one more thing. Ever heard of Boston baked beans? Yes my friends, that cook […]


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WRITTEN ON Wednesday, May 20th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Salads, Vegetarian

ShareI can’t say it enough. I love colorful food. Not only is color usually synonymous with freshness, but it just looks so darn pretty. I imagine all the nutrients I’m getting as I eat it (and go back for seconds. This is in line with the eating-cookies-while-standing-up rule). This cole slaw is vinegary and just […]


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WRITTEN ON Tuesday, May 19th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Chicken, Dinner, Tomatoes

ShareI’m baaaack, and just in time for the holiday weekend. Check me out all week for recipes that will get your summer started right, including homemade BBQ sauce, vinegary slaw, smoky bacon baked beans and a blueberry buckle that will get your spirits soaring. My favorite season is upon us. My beach chair is packed […]


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WRITTEN ON Thursday, May 14th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Vegetarian

ShareSome of my catering friends scoff at crostini.  Too plain.  I could not disagree more.  In my opinion, simple food is the best kind.  Dishes with just a few ingredients, handled with care, are my favorite.  I like light, fresh flavors and there is nothing I love more than to single out one ingredient and […]


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WRITTEN ON Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Appetizer, No really, what IS for lunch?, Salads, Vegetarian

ShareA wonderful thing happens around this time of year. At farmers markets and grocery stores all over the country, produce sections start filling up again. Seasonal, local ingredients start multiplying from winter squash and apples to all sorts of tender baby lettuces, asparagus, and fresh herbs. Pretty soon, strawberries will arrive, en masse, in all […]


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