Archive for July, 2009

WRITTEN ON Friday, July 31st, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Baking, Fruit

ShareI guess you could say I’m one of the lucky ones.  Besides the standard broken heart or two, the to-be-expected massive pimple on the day of the big dance, and the occasional, melodramatic, Judy Blume-worthy  fight with my best friend of the week,  I had a pretty idyllic childhood.  At the very least, it was […]


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WRITTEN ON Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Breakfast, Eggs

ShareA couple weekends ago, the hubster and I had a house full of guests up in Rockport, Mass (my favorite place on Earth, in case you were wondering).  I’m a total cruise director, and a mild control freak when it comes to making sure my guests eat well, swim often,  and get in as many […]


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WRITTEN ON Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Bacon, Beans, Potato, Salads, Side Dish

ShareThe summer after I graduated from college, I took off on a backpack tour with my friend Katie.  We hit most of the major cities in Western Europe, including the lovely city of Munich, where we drank beer in steins bigger than our heads and grew increasingly impressed by the larger than life women who […]


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WRITTEN ON Thursday, July 16th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Baking, Fruit

ShareGrowing up, we had dinner at my grandmother’s house every Sunday night. Religiously. I of course have incredibly fond memories of this. She was a superb home cook, of the old fashioned variety (favorites include chicken fried in bacon grease and mashed potatoes, long braised pork chops with apples and onions over egg noodles, and […]


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WRITTEN ON Wednesday, July 15th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Dinner, Turkey, Zucchini

ShareHave I told you lately that I love…the Greenmarkets?  Any farmers market, really.  They are the best kind of inspiration.  My ideal morning is one spent wandering the stalls of a farmers market, checking out what’s fresh and letting the ideas flow (next stop, Woodstock.  Jeez).   Last week while meandering through the market on  47th […]


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WRITTEN ON Tuesday, July 14th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Uncategorized

ShareA Big Apple sized hug to all of you dear readers for making me the 8th most popular blog in the 2009 BlogLuxe awards (and a special thanks to reader Emmie Frank for nominating me in the first place). Ok, so maybe it’s not Top 5, but I’ve never been an especially competitive person and […]


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WRITTEN ON Monday, July 13th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Corn, Salads, Vegetarian

ShareA good friend of mine has a t-shirt that features a cartoon corn cob waving and smiling, with a caption that reads “See you tomorrow” (just think about it for a minute, it’ll come). Having been a huge fan of potty humor for my entire life, I rolled with laughter the first time I saw […]


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WRITTEN ON Wednesday, July 8th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Baking, Fruit

ShareMy favorite 3 year old happens to love my banana bread. Or so he says. Kids are fickle, you know. Tomorrow he could decide he’d rather have chicken nuggets. But for now, I’m all too happy to use food to buy my way into the hearts of children. I had some very, very ripe (overripe, […]


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WRITTEN ON Tuesday, July 7th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Chicken, Dinner, Indian

ShareGrowing up, my mom called us the “bok-bok family.” We ate chicken. A lot. I used to complain about it…”chicken, again?!” but as an adult, I totally get it. It’s inexpensive, easy to prepare, and cooks up quickly. It also works with just about any flavor profile. Like this Indian spiced pulled chicken. Start to […]


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