Tag Archives: holidays

The Post About the Treats

Every year around this time, as people’s thoughts turn to Halloween, I see a lot of questions floating around the internet.  What should we do about the candy?  Do we let our kids have candy?  Why can’t Halloween be done … Continue reading

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Bacon Brings Out the Naughty in Me

It’s not often you’ll see me talking about a specific product on this blog.  After all, when you’re trying to eat pretty cleanly and in a way that’s accessible to everyone, you’re basically going to end up being more lured … Continue reading

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Real Food On the Road: Iceland, Baby! (The Finale)

Due to a small photo snafu, I’ve had to wait to deliver this final part of my three-post series on our Icelandic adventure.  (If you haven’t read parts 1 and 2, you may want to get up to speed.  If … Continue reading

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It’s a Miracle! Whip, That Is…

I’m going to say this really fast, and then we can all forget I said it, okay? Ireallylovemymom’spotatosaladanddeviledeggsandtheyaremadewithMiracleWhip. I can’t help it.  I positively HATE mayonnaise, and I’m really no bigger fan of Miracle Whip than I am of mayo … Continue reading

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Real Food on the Road: Iceland, Baby! (Part Two)

  When I left you last night, I promised there would be news of chickens, fermented shark, and our collective expansion of our personal comfort zones.  I suppose I ought to start with the chickens. On the morning of our … Continue reading

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Real Food on the Road: Iceland, Baby (Part One)

I may have been away for a while — okay, QUITE a while; longer than I’ve ever left this blog unattended before — but it was for a good reason. That photo was taken in ICELAND.  By ME.  And it … Continue reading

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Summer Staples

Okay, it’s not quite summer yet — the random 50-degree weather here in New England this week proved that pretty conclusively (insert shaking of fist at the sky).  But be honest with me.  You’re THINKING about summer, right?  The outdoor … Continue reading

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Other St. Patrick’s Food

So…I think we all know, quintessentially, what St. Patrick’s Day dinner is supposed to look like.  Corned beef and cabbage, however you may choose to cook and/or consume them, are the centerpiece of most March 17th tables (or at least … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

OK, so maybe it’s a bit early, but I’m feeling lovey.  🙂 Two–toned Valentine’s Cookies 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened 1 cup granulated sugar 1 egg 2 tsp. vanilla extract 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp. salt … 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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