Archive for June, 2009

WRITTEN ON Thursday, June 18th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Appetizer, Chick peas, Middle Eastern, Tomatoes

ShareFew things strike fear into my heart more than onion dip from a can, or beer cheese out of a plastic tub. Why serve over-processed, store bought gunk when it’s so easy to whip up delicious and healthy snacks right in your own kitchen? After all, we’re not in college anymore (and for those who […]


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WRITTEN ON Wednesday, June 17th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Breakfast, Dinner, Eggs, No really, what IS for lunch?

ShareThis morning I had one of life’s most dreaded moments. I bumped right into a friend from work (a model…no joke) while on my run. And I wasn’t even wearing a cute running outfit. Sweaty. Extremely red faced (what can I say, I come from hearty Irish and German peasants) . Probably smelling a little, […]


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WRITTEN ON Tuesday, June 16th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Beef, Dinner, Italian, Pasta

ShareA close friend of mine had a baby late last week, and I’m hoping to meet the little guy today. Now, in my family, when someone gives birth, or gets sick, or moves into a new house, you bring food. Going to stay with friends for the weekend? Show up with a basket of cheese, […]


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WRITTEN ON Friday, June 12th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Appetizer, Eggs, Vegetarian

ShareLast weekend I went to the most magical wedding I have ever attended. It was on a lake in Maine, the sun was shining, the bride arrived by boat. Maybe the fact that I was one of the wedding party made me slightly biased. Either way, the food was great and I basically jumped for […]


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WRITTEN ON Wednesday, June 10th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Breakfast, Dessert, Fruit

ShareActually, that is an utter falsehood. I just lied through my teeth. Happy strawberries are categorically not all alike, I am just in a literary mood this morning. The best kind of strawberries, in-season strawberries, happy strawberries…are blissfully unalike. They’re fragrant, they’re local, and they’re bright red all the way through. The juice drips down […]


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WRITTEN ON Tuesday, June 9th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Avocado, Dinner, Pork, Tomatoes

ShareMy husband has a fondness for pork tenderloin that is unwavering. I like it too…but I usually find that it needs a lot of sprucing up. Tender? Well, yes, it is called tenderloin. Healthy, of course, because there is very little marbling. But it’s the fat that usually gives meat it’s flavor, so with tenderloin […]


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WRITTEN ON Thursday, June 4th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Chick peas, Dinner, Fish and Shellfish

ShareI love shrimp, but I’m always looking for a way to spice them up a bit.  Hailing from Baltimore, I grew up with peel and eat shrimp that were spicy from the gallons of Old Bay they’d been cooked in (those of us with origins in the Chesapeake area would likely bleed Old Bay.  It […]


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WRITTEN ON Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Appetizer, Cheese, Mediterranean

ShareI spent this weekend on Bantam Lake in Connecticut at a friend’s house. We had the most unbelievable weather, and I pretty much decided that I wanted to sit on a lounge chair and soak up the fresh air for the entire 36 hours of our stay. And yet…we still had to eat, right? The […]


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WRITTEN ON Monday, June 1st, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Baking, Breakfast, Dinner, Eggs, No really, what IS for lunch?

ShareJune has arrived in all it’s glory here in the Big Apple. The best kind of day for a trip to the Greenmarket. I’ve been craving quiche lately, but it’s bathing suit season, and frankly, my stomach is often at odds with the rest of my body when it comes to the subject of fuel. […]


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