Basics: Hazelnut-Roasted Fruit

January 9, 2011
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I wanted something easy and delicious to go with the catfish Mark smoked tonight, something that would offer a sweet and light, yet hearty contrast. After discussion on the order of “well, we haven’t had fruit today” (Sundays are hockey days — we have a tiny breakfast and then go out for lunch), I poked […]

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Night Barbecue

January 8, 2011
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As I’ve mentioned, the in-laws gave me a big pile of wood chips for Christmas: three kinds of which I’d never used before, and one (apple) that I had, but wasn’t sure about. Faced with twenty-plus pounds of wood filling up my closet, I decided that I needed to try them out, one at a […]

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Improv: Harvest Breakfast

January 6, 2011

Out of a desire for breakfast that didn’t involve low-carb bread (Mark has trouble with his blood sugar in the mornings), and also out of a desire to try to work more veggies into my day, I concocted this dish last night, and made it this morning. This is a total winner — sweet from […]

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Garden: Looking forward to 2011

January 1, 2011

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged about my garden. Part of that is that by mid-autumn, a summer garden is not much to look at — leggy and straggly and browning. We got a couple of the veggie boxes set up before the massive amounts of rain hit, but we didn’t schedule everything quite […]

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Picspam and Recipe: Christmas Eve and Cuduridi

January 1, 2011

I could go on and on and on about how fabulous my Christmas was this year. I really could.  I think, instead, I’ll let the photos speak for me. Sadly, I have no pictures of the wonderful cannoli that my Grandma made. They were fabulous. They were so good they were gone before pictures could […]

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