Archive for January, 2010

WRITTEN ON Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Baking, Chocolate, Cookies

ShareLast night I went to a very special event here in the Big Apple.  It was the annual alumnae cocktail reception for my K-12, all girls, home away from home school.  Every year the headmistress and the ladies from alumnae relations and development make the trek up to NYC to check in on the alum’s […]


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WRITTEN ON Sunday, January 24th, 2010 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Dinner, Fish and Shellfish, Stir Fry

ShareSome nights I just don’t feel like cooking.  There.  I said it.  Happy? But then I remember that it’s not just me anymore.  Five years ago I would have just picked up the phone and dialed my favorite sushi place.  Done and done. The problem with that now is that I made a deal with […]


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WRITTEN ON Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Baking, Breakfast, Fruit, Nuts

ShareWe were back in Stratton for the long weekend, skiing and sitting by the fire and enjoying too much Merlot (or Cabernet, or Pinot, or Malbec…we’re not picky). A running problem I have with skiing is this: to get the good runs in, before the hoodlums and ski school descend upon the mountain, you have […]


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WRITTEN ON Thursday, January 14th, 2010 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Chicken, Indian

ShareClick the link below to check out the newest entry in my Spice Diaries! I swear I’m wearing makeup.  Like, stage make up. Clearly we have a lighting issue in my apartment.  Anyway, good news!  The next time you see me on Spice Diaries, I’ll have gotten my roots done.  Woohoo!  A treat for us […]


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WRITTEN ON Monday, January 11th, 2010 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Cheese, No really, what IS for lunch?, Tomatoes, Turkey, Vegetables

ShareWhen I was working a regular 9-5 office job, I remember always having a real problem with lunch. Specifically, where to buy it and how much it was going to cost. In New York City, something as ordinary as a chopped salad can run you about 14 bucks. Add a drink and a piece of […]


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WRITTEN ON Friday, January 8th, 2010 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Beans, Dinner, Italian, No really, what IS for lunch?, Pasta, Soups, Tomatoes, Vegetables

ShareI rode the elevator yesterday with a man who complained bitterly of the cold weather we’ve been having.  In fact, that’s pretty much all I’ve heard about since New Years. Every day, the weatherman talks about the “deep freeze in the Northeast,” or the latest cold snap. My doorman keeps telling me to “stay warm!” […]


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WRITTEN ON Wednesday, January 6th, 2010 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Beans, Dessert, Fish and Shellfish, Mediterranean, Tomatoes

ShareI think I may have already broken my New Year’s resolutions.  The thing is, I didn’t really speak them out loud.  So if I were a dishonest person I could just forget about them entirely and pretend I never made any.  Ugh.  Sometimes I really hate honesty. They were, as follows: 1) Only one serving […]


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WRITTEN ON Monday, January 4th, 2010 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Beef, Dinner, Italian, Pasta, Tomatoes

ShareThe first decade of the 21st century ended quietly for the Shanleys. To be honest, 2009 was a trying year.  Of course there were some treasured memories. This blog was certainly a fulfilling highlight.  We found a beach rental that we fell in love with.  Got upgraded to first class on a long awaited trip […]


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