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WRITTEN ON Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Cheese, Chicken, Dinner, Italian, Leftovers, Pasta, Vegetables

ShareOne of my favorite things about this time of year is being able to cook food fresh from my garden. As a kid, I remember a favorite lunch of cherry tomatoes still warm from the sun, with slices of cheese and a few crackers. BLT’s with garden tomatoes were a treat for everyone – for […]


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WRITTEN ON Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Dinner, Holiday, Italian, Leftovers, Pasta, Turkey

ShareOur Thanksgiving was everything I’d hoped it would be. A house full of family, an adorable and well behaved baby girl, a long morning walk, a gorgeous table (she said as she pats herself on the back), and heaps of good food.  We had roast turkey and deep fried turkey. It rained, so we had […]


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WRITTEN ON Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Cheese, Dinner, Pasta, Vegetables, Vegetarian

ShareWhen I was in 8th grade I cheated in Latin class. We had to hand in our homework and I convinced a friend to let me copy hers because I, shockingly, wasn’t exactly prepared. Strangely enough, we had the exact same wrong answers. Busted. I also, on occasion, would try to sneak a peek at […]


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WRITTEN ON Saturday, February 20th, 2010 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Dinner, Pasta, Pork

SharePost-President’s Day is when I start getting really antsy. For spring. For sunshine and flowers and chirping birds. For the prospect of a light sunburn.  For food that isn’t quite so heavy – fresh produce and lots of grilled treats. Then I realize that Punxsutawney Phil did in fact see his shadow (or didn’t he? […]


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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 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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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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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 Tuesday, June 16th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Beef, Dinner, Italian, Pasta

ShareA close friend of mine had a baby late last week, and I’m hoping to meet the little guy today. Now, in my family, when someone gives birth, or gets sick, or moves into a new house, you bring food. Going to stay with friends for the weekend? Show up with a basket of cheese, […]


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WRITTEN ON Monday, May 4th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Dinner, Italian, Pasta, Pork

ShareIf this isn’t the favorite Sunday dinner in our house, it’s definitely in the top three. There’s nothing better than fresh pasta, and this combination of ingredients is rustic and comforting. The broccoli rabe is slightly bitter, set off perfectly by the sweet yellow raisins. The sausage is savory and has just a hint of […]


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