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October 2009 Archives

Balance?

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Oct 28, 2009 at 8:13am

Routine, Routine, wherefore art thou Routine?  Man, if you’re stuck in a rut and need to shake things up a bit, may I suggest a household bout with the flu, close on the heels of acquiring a new puppy?  Actually, you probably already know these tricks – at the least the flu part – given…

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Happy Birthday Maven

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Oct 26, 2009 at 7:31pm

I posted a couple of months ago about chicken marbella, the classic Silver Palate cookbook recipe that my stepmom Susanna pulled out while we were visiting in Montana.  Man, I had completely forgotten about chicken marbella – chicken (thighs) marinated in and roasted with garlic, oil, vinegar, prunes, olives, and capers.  It takes oh, about…

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At Least A Little Bit of Green

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Oct 21, 2009 at 10:30am

It’s officially cold, wet, and dark, pretty much all of the time. My summer annuals are ugly withered sticks, mocking me for my fall clean-up procrastination. The trees are turning – brown, not fall colors – the leaves falling in soggy, mushy clumps. The flu is even working it’s way through our home. All a…

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Boeuf Bourguignon (Beef Burgundy)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Oct 12, 2009 at 1:15pm

Ah, turns out that winter has arrived in Minnesota more than a month early. Not good news for those of us who dislike living in cold, colorless darkness for half the year, sigh. But we make the best of it, hearty souls and all that, blah, blah, blah. Please bear with me while I use…

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