Archive for August, 2009

WRITTEN ON Saturday, August 29th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Appetizer, Dinner, Side Dish, Vegetarian, Zucchini

ShareI keep forgetting that it’s still bathing suit season.  I always feel like there’s so much build up in May and early June and then by the time Independence Day comes around, the bathing suit eating is out the back door and I’m back to body by Bud.  I’m one of those people who just […]


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WRITTEN ON Thursday, August 27th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Chicken, Dinner

ShareFor me, this is serious comfort food chicken.  Memory food.  We’ve shared this chicken on summer birthdays, cookouts and even one very special memorial.  It’s the best.  I affectionately call it Baltimore BBQ Chicken. My grandmother made it this way, and passed it along to my mother, who passed it to me.  Skin-on, bone-in, the […]


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WRITTEN ON Friday, August 21st, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Bacon, Italian, Salads, Side Dish, Tomatoes

ShareThere’s nothing better than a big, red tomato fresh from the vine, still warm from the sunshine.  My mom grew fantastic tomatoes in her garden, and when I was growing up, BLT’s for dinner was a summertime treat. Bacon makes everything better, right?  I figured I’d change it up a bit and create a BLT […]


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WRITTEN ON Tuesday, August 18th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Cheese, Dinner, No really, what IS for lunch?, Side Dish, Tomatoes, Vegetarian

Share August and September are probably my favorite time of year to eat.  The produce is glorious, that perfect mix between summer and fall.  Berries and zucchini and melons are still plentiful, but the apples have already started to appear, and by mid-September we’ll start to see pumpkins and brussels and pears, oh my!  The […]


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WRITTEN ON Monday, August 17th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Appetizer, No really, what IS for lunch?, Salads, Side Dish, Vegetarian

ShareIt’s one of those days that can only be described as a scorcher. A fry-an-egg-on-the-sidewalk, sweatin’ like a whore in church kind of day. A day when you feel sorry for dogs and cats and really hairy people everywhere.  A day when all you want to do is sit in your underwear in front of […]


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WRITTEN ON Thursday, August 13th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Baking, Breakfast, Fruit

ShareHave you ever had wild blueberries?  Teeny, tiny and irresistibly sweet, they’re the low-bush variety native to more northern climes, like Massachusetts,  Maine and Canada.  They’re a purpley-blue color with what looks like a layer of frost coating their skin (a sure sign of ultimate freshness).  We used to ride our bikes up to the […]


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WRITTEN ON Wednesday, August 12th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Chick peas, Dinner, Pasta, Turkey

ShareWell, look what the cat drug in…the dog days of summer have finally arrived here in the Northeast, and the concrete jungle that is Manhattan in August is as hazy as a college student on holiday in Amsterdam.  Given that our air-conditioning chug-a-lugs slowly to life on even the coolest of days, my oven has […]


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WRITTEN ON Thursday, August 6th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Dinner, Pork

ShareWhat is it with men and pork?  My husband practically waxes poetic on the subject.  Bacon, sausage, pork chops, pork tenderloin, pork roast, pulled pork.  You name it, he loves it.  What I love is that with these boneless chops and a few simple ingredients, you can have dinner on the table in no more […]


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WRITTEN ON Tuesday, August 4th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Fish and Shellfish

ShareAs a born and bred Marylander, I’ve grown up with a love of and attachment to the sea that borders on obsession. “Oh what are men compared to rocks and mountains?” Yeah, yeah, I get it. But whenever I get further than 2.5 hours from the shore, I start to feel a little land-locked. I’m […]


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