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Three Shindigs and a Mid-Term (Break)

[Okay, so the post title is a bit obscure (I was alluding to Four Weddings and a Funeral)–but with the Oscars coming up in a couple of days, and with my having seen, hmmn, let’s see–a total of “zero” of the movies, I wanted to make reference to that grand little Golden Guy in some […]

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PS, I Love You: V-Day Dinner 2009

[Dig that romantic lighting in this photo!]

I have a new love, and it’s not the HH.

(“What? Mum, you’re not getting a divorce, are you? Because who’s going to walk us in the morning if Dad is gone??“). Now, before I go and scare The Girls, I should […]

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Of Pods and Poetry: Arame and Edamame Salad

Full disclosure: even if I hated seaweed and loathed green soybeans, I would still have tasted this salad based on the poetry of its name alone. I mean, how can you pass up such alliteration, such euphony, such gastronomic lyricism?

Just listen to it: AH-ra-may. EEE-da-MAH-may. “Arame” brings to mind “aria.” […]

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Dog Day: Be Mine

“Mum, I heard it’s Valentine’s Day, so I’m practising my best come-hither look. . . do you think that cute Henry will notice? In the meantime, would you mind peeling me a grape?” **

“Hey, Elsie, is this how you do it? How’s this, huh? What do you […]

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Featured in Clean Eating!

Just a quick note to share some exciting news: my recipe for Orange-Infused Chocolate Almond Cake is featured in this month’s Clean Eating magazine!

When I was asked by the folks at the magazine to create a recipe for a healthy, fudgy chocolate cake (that met the Clean Eating requirements, of […]

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Sweet Potato for My Sweetheart: Spiked Sweet Potato Truffles or Truffle Cups

Are you looking forward to V-Day next week? Seems most people either love it or hate it. Being from the “never too much schmaltz” school of romance, I love Valentine’s Day. Even during all those years before I met the HH, I’d always endeavor to celebrate somehow. I’d send […]

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Flash in the Pan: Grown-up Fig and Walnut Baked Apples

[Sometimes, you just want to eat something now. 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.” (For other FitP recipes, see “Categories” at right).]

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Nava’s Sweet and Sour Cabbage and Bread Stew

Now is the discontent of our winter.

The dozen or so of you who were reading my blog last year at this time probably remember how much I hate the snowy season. (How much, you ask? As much as Gepetto hates dishonesty. As much as Ellen loves Portia. As much as […]

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