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WRITTEN ON Saturday, August 20th, 2011 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Baking, Breakfast, Dessert, Fruit

ShareI am headed to the east end of Long Island for one last summer trip.  I have spent a decade of summers in Westhampton Beach, the first town in the Hamptons (and so un-Hampton-y that they actually don’t even list it on the map in most Hamptons publications). This year, hubby and I decided we’d […]


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WRITTEN ON Friday, August 12th, 2011 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Baking, Dessert, Fruit

ShareI’ve just returned from a week in Rockport, Massachusetts, a little town on the edge of Cape Ann, about 45 minutes north of Boston. I’ve written about Rockport before, on several occasions. And for good reason. I’ve spent every summer of my life in Rockport, in a house on a hill that was first purchased […]


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WRITTEN ON Friday, January 7th, 2011 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Chicken, Fruit, Grains, No really, what IS for lunch?, Nuts, Salads

ShareI hold a very special place in my heart for chicken salad.   Growing up in Baltimore, it was a menu main stay for pretty much every occasion: bridal showers, baby showers, buffets, cocktail parties, tailgates.  Name an event and a Baltimoron will find a way to get chicken salad on the menu. The perennial favorites […]


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WRITTEN ON Thursday, October 28th, 2010 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Baking, Breakfast, Dessert, Fruit, Holiday, Italian

ShareI always loved Halloween as a kid.  It was the highlight of the fall.  And I don’t even like candy. I had the kind of mom who’d make my costumes herself.  There were never any store bought mermaid or Miss America costume-in-a-bag outfits in our house. I think the best costume I ever had was […]


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WRITTEN ON Friday, May 14th, 2010 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Appetizer, Dinner, Fruit, Pork

ShareI’m in a fight with my stove.  We aren’t speaking at present.  The problem? The bitch is electric. Most food people would agree that gas is great. Gas is king.  Electric is for “cooks” who want easy cleanup and are afraid of fire. Not me! Not me! I love fire.  I would have been queen […]


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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 Wednesday, December 16th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Appetizer, Dinner, Fruit, Holiday, Potato

ShareOne of my first pieces of “real” mail upon moving to the Big Apple was an invitation to come to the Park Avenue Synagogue for an evening of discussion about the state of our Jewry.  It was gorgeous, almost like a wedding invitation, on heavy card stock with embossed blue print.  It even had that […]


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WRITTEN ON Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Fruit, Grains, Nuts, Side Dish, Vegetarian

ShareWhy is it that famous people always seem surprised when they’re caught cheating?  Are they too wrapped up in their own ego to notice the millions of photographers following their every move?  Too busy doing whatever it is that makes them famous to read the frequent articles written about them?  And why is it always […]


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WRITTEN ON Tuesday, December 1st, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Dessert, Fruit, Holiday

ShareI’m running around like a madwoman this week prepping for a 12 person four course plated meal tomorrow night and a baby shower this weekend.  I was excited when the hostess for the dinner tomorrow requested these gorgeous red wine poached pears for her dessert course.  Why?  I think poached pears present so elegantly, are […]


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WRITTEN ON Sunday, November 8th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Fruit, Holiday, Side Dish

ShareThere are certain things that distinguish Thanksgiving dinner from just another, well, brown meal. Clearly, sweet potatoes add a brighter hue.  If you serve greens of any sort, that obviously helps (though if they are smothered in mushroom soup and fried onions it’s kind of hard to see the green).  But let’s face it: turkey, […]


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