Monthly Archives: January 2012

February Meal Plan: Late Winter Blahs

February in New England is a pretty hit-and-miss month.  The weather can be anywhere on the spectrum from downright horrible to (as it is now) unseasonably warm, and rarely does it settle right in that sweet spot of picturesque, snow-covered … Continue reading

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Maybe they’re just not hungry

Today, the First Lady, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, and celebrity chef Rachael Ray teamed up to announce the new regulations for healthy school food.  They talked about all the hot-button issues so many of us are intimately — and perhaps … Continue reading

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Food Waste, Week Two: Pleasantly Surprised

Well.  Knock me over with a feather. It’s week two of cataloging publicly the entirety of the food waste situation in our home, and I was certain that we were going to end up with far more waste than we … Continue reading

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Fridge to Fork: Old-Fashioned Fish Supper

This is the second installment in my new “Fridge to Fork” series, in which I attempt to show how easily — and with how few ingredients — an appealing and relatively unprocessed family dinner can come together.  This meal is … Continue reading

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Gulp. Food Waste Report, Week One

It was just over a week ago that I (and many of you, my readers) got all fired up about the Food Network’s “Big Waste” special.  I live-chatted with a number of you during the show, I wrote a follow-up … Continue reading

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Did We Really Need an App for That?

I’m not a super-techie person.  (I know, I know – shocking given the pristine condition of my blog and my stunning photography.  Groan.)  I don’t even own a smartphone.  Scratch that – I don’t even own a CAMERAPHONE.  My 10-year-old … Continue reading

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This is Either Really Brave, or Really Stupid

Last night, several blog readers joined me over at the RRG Facebook page for a live chat during the Food Network’s presentation of a new special, “The Big Waste.”  It was, as you’d expect, a show about the appalling amount … Continue reading

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Fridge to Fork: Croque Monsieur

This week, I’ve seen a number of bloggers and websites talking about a new cookbook in which the author basically does exactly the opposite of what you’d think a cookbook author would do: she tells people to forget about recipes.  … Continue reading

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New Year, Same Old Meal Plan

I like New Year’s.  I don’t like it because of the parties — truthfully, J. and I usually do very little to celebrate, and this year we did even less than we ordinarily might.  I don’t like it because of … Continue reading

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