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Weekly Dinner Menu: 9/26/10 and a Giveaway!

One of the things we strive for when planning our menus is making everything fit together into one nice, neat little package. We look to use ingredients in different ways throughout the week so that we're benefiting from the ability of do-aheads and being able to buy in bulk. We also benefit from a well-stocked pantry. I have to tell you that … more

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Saying Goodbye to Summer: Thai Red Curry Shrimp

Fall came in this week with a burst of cool wind, bringing out our sweaters and socks, sandals packed reluctantly away as we prepare to move into the next season. Still, though, there are tomatoes and summer squash at the farmers market, hopefully for a few more weeks, sitting in wooden crates and baskets right alongside the apples that are … more

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Weekly Dinner Menu: 9/20/10

One of the things we strive for when planning our menus is making everything fit together into one nice, neat little package. We look to use ingredients in different ways throughout the week so that we're benefiting from the ability of do-aheads and being able to buy in bulk. We also benefit from a well-stocked pantry. Fall is only two days … more

lene all grown up

Starting a Sourdough Starter: The Basics

I've wanted to start making more bread for some time now. I dream of large, luxurious loaves baking on a daily basis, making the house smell like a bakery. But I don't. I even have Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, but my fridge, you see, is teeny tiny when you're trying to feed six people. Most days we have to play a few games of Tetris to … more

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Weekly Dinner Menu for 9/14/10 and the Last Days of Summer Giveaway

One of the things we strive for when planning our menus is making everything fit together into one nice, neat little package. We look to use ingredients in different ways throughout the week so that we're benefiting from the ability of do-aheads and being able to buy in bulk. We also benefit from a well-stocked pantry. Yes, I'm a day late and … more

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Peaches and Coconut Cream Muffins to Warm the Soul

Back-to-school is over. My kids are officially back, and that means summer is coming to a close. The sun isn’t as warm these days, and my garden is prolific for the lack of heat, not because of it. The farmers market will start changing over their produce as the season changes, and already the winter squash is showing up more and more, and the … more

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Weekly Dinner Menu: 9/6/10

One of the things we strive for when planning our menus is making everything fit together into one nice, neat little package. We look to use ingredients in different ways throughout the week so that we're benefiting from the ability of do-aheads and being able to buy in bulk. We also benefit from a well-stocked pantry. The sun is setting on … more