Archive for October, 2009

WRITTEN ON Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Baking, Chocolate, Dessert

ShareIt is a universal truth that enterprising cooks just can’t leave well enough alone. Even the most tried and true recipes beg to be tampered with, each cook putting their own personal stamp on greatness. In my opinion, this is true cooking. Getting away from recipes and testing the waters in your own kitchen. If […]


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WRITTEN ON Monday, October 26th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Cheese, Dinner, No really, what IS for lunch?, Soups

ShareThere is something so deliciously earthy and home-spun about a crock of steaming onion soup on a chilly night.  Slurping the winey broth while wrapping the strings of gooey Gruyere around my spoon (the perfect bite), I feel like I could close my eyes and be transported back to the turn of the century markets […]


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WRITTEN ON Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Appetizer, Salads, Uncategorized, Vegetarian

ShareFall always makes me nostalgic. The crisp air, the golden light, the crunching leaves. Kids getting back into the swing of things at school, Halloween plans. I always crave that “back to school” feeling, though in truth I’m so glad I never have to think about cramming for another exam or going to an extra-boring […]


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WRITTEN ON Monday, October 19th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Baking, Breakfast, Dessert

ShareOde to a pumpkin.  How do I love thee?  Let me count the ways.  More than a hot shower after a day in the cold and rain.  Certainly as much as your friend and cousin the butternut squash.  I’d take you over a Ravens win any day.  Ok.  Well, not really.  That one was a […]


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WRITTEN ON Friday, October 16th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Dinner, Soups, Turkey, Uncategorized

ShareThis is the perfect remedy for an unexpected October cold snap. I stirred the pot while watching the weather reports of all the snow in the Northeast, cozy inside my apartment while the Nor’easter blew and spit rain outside. The hubster came home to the smell of turkey soup and a baseball game on the […]


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WRITTEN ON Thursday, October 15th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Breakfast, Eggs, Uncategorized, Vegetarian

ShareI got back late last night from a week in the UK. Before leaving, I was lamenting the end of summer and not quite ready to embrace all of fall’s bounty. No more, my friends. After a long weekend in the English countryside, hiking through hilly towns and pastures of grazing cows and sheep, in […]


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WRITTEN ON Wednesday, October 7th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Uncategorized

ShareCherrio mates!  Just an FYI that I’ll be across the pond for the wedding of a dear friend and then a little R&R in the bucolic English countryside.  Check back late next week for new posts!  Cheers!


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WRITTEN ON Tuesday, October 6th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Dinner, Fish and Shellfish

ShareI can never figure out why so many people are afraid of fish.  They’re healthy, tasty, and unless you’re cage diving, they usually aren’t that scary.  What I’ve concluded is this: people don’t like that “fishy” smell. I get it.  Especially if you’re living in a small, enclosed space. Here’s the thing: fish shouldn’t smell […]


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WRITTEN ON Friday, October 2nd, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Dinner, Pasta, Tomatoes, Uncategorized, Vegetarian, Zucchini

ShareThere is something so homey and comforting and simple about ratatoullie.  It makes me nostalgic for the French grandmother I didn’t actually have (but if I had had one, she would have made me ratatoullie.  I just know it).  Ratatoullie has that certain je ne se qois; a sense of place  even when eaten far […]


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