Tag Archives: leftovers

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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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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The $1 Dinner Experiment

This is it, friends — the night on which I share with you my efforts to make dinner for less than $1 per person.  In other words, dinner — a healthy, unprocessed, filling, hopefully delicious, and generally well-sourced — for … Continue reading

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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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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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Red, Round, or Green: The Tutorial?

I’m becoming…a kitchen mentor? Recently, some of my friends on Facebook were joking that I should start a consulting business to help people with mealtime dilemmas.  In the midst of the ribbing, an old friend chimed in and said that … Continue reading

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Making Do

I’ve been thinking about a lot of things lately.  In the midst of not blogging for a week, taking some time to reset my priorities, I found that I couldn’t turn off the part of my brain that was trying … Continue reading

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Catching Up: Backyardigans Week Retrospective

Phew.  I meant to be blogging all last week about our Backyardigans Dinner Adventures, but frankly…I just needed a break. Mentally.  Emotionally.  Physically, even.  I’ve been WIPED OUT.  So I had to take some unexpected time away from the blog and … Continue reading

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