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March 2009 Archives

Boston

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 29, 2009 at 9:58am

Nathan and I spent this past week touring around Boston. We had a great time, walking and walking, snapping millions of pics, eating in Beacon Hill, the North End, Chinatown, Harvard Square, and at Boston Commons. We tasted lots of great things, but this simple lunch of a sandwich, cup of soup, and cappuccino was…

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Tofu

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 20, 2009 at 6:16am

I love tofu. Love the creamy texture and the slightly sweet, mild taste. And of course love how beautifully it soaks up whatever lovely flavors you decide to surround it with. I particularly like spicy firm tofu – it’s all about the contrast of heat with the chewy-silkiness of sauteed tofu with the crunch of…

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Uncondensed Tomato Soup

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 19, 2009 at 5:57pm

Mmm, tomato soup, so comforting and so incredibly easy to make from scratch, blowing the condensed version away. We eat it often, different variations. I often make a quick, brothy version for lunch, stirring in spinach or broccoli or whatever veggies sound good.  There’s always delicious pappa el pomodoro (tomato and bread soup), quick to…

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My Little Lamb Chop

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 19, 2009 at 4:50pm

My goodness there are few things in this world tastier than a garlicky, crusty lamb chop. John returned from a long weekend in New York, and with Nathan away visiting his grandparents in Florida, it was just the two of us for din. In other words, a nice night for lamb chops. I either buy…

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It’s Not So Hard to be Humble

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 18, 2009 at 10:26am

Toasted breadcrumbs, duh! (Slaps head…) Why do I always forget about them? So easy, so incredibly delicious, and quite light to boot, since one piece of bread and a couple of teaspoons of olive oil make enough garnish for three servings of eggs or vegetables or pasta or fish or potatoes. In fact, there are…

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Sunny Sunday Frittata

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 15, 2009 at 7:45am

Sunday morning, a cup of hot coffee, a sunny forecast for plus 50 degrees, a few leftovers to mess around with – life is good. I can’t wait to scoot out the door for a long afternoon’s walk.  Granted, there is still plenty of snow stubbornly sticking around.  But not enough for complete ground coverage,…

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Party Time

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 13, 2009 at 10:08pm

Debbie & Stu The Wine Genius Williams and Ana Scofield & Rudy Maxa arrived around 6:30 this evening (menu below).  Great to see them and to have time to catch up and to solve the world’s problems. Have a good weekend! Ana and Stu Debbie and Rudy Stu Ana Rudy Debbie John Candles Candles, flowers,…

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Prep Time

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 13, 2009 at 10:27am

We’re hosting a dinner party tonight – Debbie & Stu The Wine Genius Williams and Ana Scofield & Rudy Maxa – so I’m hopping to it.  Here’s the menu: Radishes with butter (Hope Creamery, of course) Dates wrapped in bacon Roasted new potatoes with aioli Roasted chickens (on the grill, using two genius Weber Poultry…

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Okra

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 11, 2009 at 6:34am

My favorite vegetable these days is okra. It all started last year, when I discovered a recipe for a saute of okra with bacon, tomatoes, and sweet onion, as I hungrily perused the wonderful The Gift of Southern Cooking cookbook. Being a Northerner and all, my only previous experience with okra was, well, slimy and uninteresting….

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From A-Z

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 6, 2009 at 9:09am

Farewell to Fugaise, now in its last week of business, although certainly not the last act for talented chef Don Saunders. John and I, along with Genie & Joe Dixon, Kathleen Ruhland, and Angela & Mark Lageson, joined Fugaise regulars Debbie & Stu (The Wine Genius) Wiliams and Sue & Lou Ainsworth for a last-hurrah…

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