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An anniversary weekend

In Blog, Wordless Wednesday On Monday, November 24, 2014 30 Comments

Last week Rodney and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary. I’d like to say that we planned an extravagant evening out on the town, retreated to a luxury hotel… Read More »

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Roasted pork belly with cranberry glaze

In Blog, Food, Lazy days, Recipes On Monday, November 24, 2014 4 Comments

Vegetarians, avert your eyes… We’re getting into the nitty gritty of pork belly today. The pork belly ramen at David Chang’s Momofuku restaurant was one of my first… Read More »

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Purple tritan radish

In 52-week challenge, Blog On Friday, November 21, 2014 4 Comments

 I’ve sung the song before. If at first you don’t succeed, dust yourself off and try again. We’ve eaten black radishes, red radishes, pretty radishes, ugly radishes, radishes that… Read More »

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Remembrance Day

In Blog, Wordless Wednesday On Monday, November 17, 2014 32 Comments

Last Tuesday was Veterans Day and the older kids were out of school. Sam had a birthday party that chewed up the middle few hours of the day,… Read More »

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Carnival squash & sage barley risotto with maple butter

In Blog On Monday, November 17, 2014 8 Comments

If there’s a more Fall-spirited, festive, happy-making dish around, please fill me in. Let’s talk about ingredients first, starting with this squash. (I know, I know, three straight… Read More »

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Green cabbage

In 52-week challenge On Thursday, November 13, 2014 7 Comments

Our experiment with green cabbage serves to illustrate an important point when you’re dealing with kids: they’re fickle. Mark my words (in fact, look them up on the… Read More »

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Five

In Blog, Wordless Wednesday On Monday, November 10, 2014 38 Comments

It was the Mister’s birthday last week. 5 golden years, how quickly they’ve gone. I can still remember the day he was born. I’d snuggled him close to… Read More »

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Coconut kabocha soup with Japanese 7-spice

In Blog, Crazy days, Recipes On Monday, November 10, 2014 4 Comments

We’re talking squash again this week. Two weeks in a row, I hope this isn’t a fireable offense. What can I say, I’m passionate about squash. As if… Read More »

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Acorn squash

In 52-week challenge, Blog On Thursday, November 6, 2014 7 Comments

  A couple of things went wrong with this experiment. Clearly I haven’t learned my lesson about trying new foods when the kids are cranky and hungry. A worse… Read More »

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Sticky toffee pudding in 30 easy steps

In Blog, Wordless Wednesday On Tuesday, November 4, 2014 32 Comments

Ingredients 1/2 to 3/4cups chopped dates 1/2 to 3/4cups apple brandy (or Calvados) 2cups unbleached, all purpose flour 2cups white sugar 2teaspoons baking soda 1teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2teaspoon… Read More »