Monthly Archives: June 2011

Another Reason to Love the Season

Beet and Corn Panzanella Know what that is? It’s a beet panzanella.  And it’s now officially one of my new favorite reasons to love summertime. A while back, some friends on Facebook (where else?) were talking about recipes, and somebody … Continue reading

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Why I Love Summer

Farmer’s Market Haul from Saturday Morning… 1/2 lb salad mix 2 bunches red beets 1 lb spinach Papaya squash 2 pints strawberries (not pictured) 12 tomatoes 5 honey sticks (not pictured) 1 bunch radishes 1 packet seeds for Provider Bush … Continue reading

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Pudding Pops for Sick Kids

Whenever croup visits the RRG household, it’s to the freezer I go, searching for things that will bring cooling relief to L.’s swollen throat.  It’s funny how the conventional wisdom about croup seems to vary from person to person; there … Continue reading

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Kitchen Tutorial: Part III

It seems like many people are really responding to hearing about my friend “Babs,” whose family is undergoing a gradual improvement in their eating habits, and for whom I’m offering some support and advice in navigating the process.  Although I … Continue reading

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Three Basic Dough Recipes

I’m exhausted.  We’re entering our third night of viral croup with poor L., and our fourth full day of potty training P. has just come to a close.  I left work early today to take L. to the doctor for … Continue reading

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Friday Fend Night: Corn Muffin Waffles

Fridays as “fend nights” are not what they used to be. It used to be that on a “fend night,” I’d come home and help everybody figure out which leftovers they wanted.  We’d heat things up, dish a little of … Continue reading

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Homemade Everything: Off the Deep End I Go

As anyone who’s read this blog even occasionally or lackadaisically knows, I’m on a constant quest to feed my family better.  (And if you’re new here, hi, let me sum it up for you: I’m B., and I have incurable … Continue reading

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A We Give Up Kind of Weekend

We had a great weekend.  There was lots planned.  Much family time.  Many outings.  Many things to do and places to go.  Much food that fell into the category of either “once a year indulgence” or “somewhat out of our … Continue reading

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Healthy Food, Safe Food, Junk Food, What Food?

What happens when a person who is relatively ill-informed about food and its sources; who has grown up eating the American version of a “healthy” diet, meaning a glass of milk with dinner and a sensible, balanced plate of protein, … Continue reading

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The RRG Kitchen Tutorial: Part II

Last week I wrote about an old friend (blog code name: “Babs”), who has written to me out of desperation asking for guidance in planning and executing meals for her family.  Some readers have expressed curiosity about how things are going … Continue reading

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