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Not “Back” Yet

Hello, this is the HH. It looks like Ricki will be stuck in bed for a few weeks, at least, with a sore back. Without a laptop, that means no blogging. She asked me to let you all know she wishes she could write and will get back as soon as she can. The Girls […]

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The Best Laid Plans

Well, as they say, the best laid plans of rodents and humans. . . or something like that.

Despite my own best laid plans for quinoa today, I am myself laid up. . . with a pulled back. And though I’ve had a bad back for years and thought I was used to the […]

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Lucky Comestible II (2): Almond-Quinoa Muffins

[I thought it would be fun to run a little series over here at DDD: I’ll profile one one of my favorite foods, or a food that I’ve recently discovered and enjoyed, over several days. For this second entry, I’m focusing on Quinoa. The series is presented on an occasional (and entirely arbitrary) basis, before […]

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Lucky Comestible II: Quinoa Salad with Buckwheat and Cranberries

[I thought it would be fun to run a little series over here at DDD: I’ll profile one one of my favorite foods, or a food that I’ve recently discovered and enjoyed, over several days. For this second entry, I’m focusing on Quinoa. The series is presented on an occasional (and entirely arbitrary) basis, before […]

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Weekend Update

I thought I’d take a few minutes before heading out for a long trail-walk with The Girls (it’s a long weekend over here, and they’re thrilled to have us both at home–ALL DAY!!) to post a few newsy notes.

So, if you drop in only for the recipes or the witty repartee (I suppose […]

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Spiced Carrot Gnocchi in Creamy Sauce

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

Gnocchi.

Gnocchi Who?

Gnocchi your socks off.

What?

Gnocchi three times.

Excuse me?

“Gnocchi Three Times on the Ceiling if You Wa-ant Me. . . Twice on the Pipes. . .”

Okay, I think that’s quite enough.

You shouldn’t gnocchi a guy when he’s down.

I […]

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Flash in the Pan: Like Chocolate for Water*

*Or, The Only Type of Chocolate I Can Effortlessly Resist

[I’ve decided to offer a mini-post every once in a while, for a dish that comes together incredibly quickly, or else is so easy to make that no recipe is required. Here’s today’s “Flash in the Pan.”]

It seems a bit misleading […]

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Pastoral Onion Potato Bread and Rustic Carrot Pâté

I considered going back to basics and entitling this post, simply, “Bread and Spread,” but decided against the too-generic descriptor (even though it does offer up a lovely rhyme). But these two foods, when eaten together, really could inspire poetry (if you’ll forgive the extended metaphor), so I opted for my […]

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Virtual Spring: Katie’s Creamy Aspara-Dip

Well, it snowed AGAIN yesterday (is this grating on your nerves as much as it’s grating on mine?* I mean, it is now March 19th. Like, what’s up with that? Snow is just. . . so. . . wrong at this time of year. In either hemisphere).

I am yearning for […]

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Spiced Cauliflower Soup

It occurred to me yesterday that the last three food posts on this blog have all been desserts. Is this my chocolate withdrawal talking? Well, maybe so, but that means a contrapuntal savory dish must make its appearance today. No; more than just savory–we need something spicy. No; more than just spicy; […]

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