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February 2009 Archives

Good Morning. Or Afternoon. Or Evening.

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 28, 2009 at 7:51am

Here’s a quick, perhaps lighter version of an all-time favorite, described (and photographed) deliciously in this New York Times article – polenta with eggs and greens.  The article outlines a naughty version with lots of butter and cheese (in my world known as polentaaaah), which would of course completely rock.  But my version is actually…

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Fast Food

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 26, 2009 at 10:20am

While I love to mine through cookbooks and spend a whole day cooking, in reality, that doesn’t happen very often.  More likely I make dishes like the one above – in my mind a warm salad, a way to incorporate as many vegetables as possible into a 10-minute lunch.  I start with some olive oil,…

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Endless Coolness

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 18, 2009 at 1:16pm

Photo of Eggs in Purgatory, from Tiny Kitchen, Tony Cenicola/The New York Times I could spend a month continuously mining just today’s version of the New York Times website and still not make a dent in it.  It’s a faux-productive time-waster’s dream!  There’s of course “all the news that’s fit to print,” but when you…

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Beef Pot Pies

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 16, 2009 at 1:01pm

I was looking for something to do with my son yesterday and after getting the thumbs down on 1) a museum, 2) a walk, and 3) a game of Scrabble, he bit at making something together for dinner.  When I asked him what he’s had a craving for lately (other than pizza), he said chicken…

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 14, 2009 at 8:01pm

Whew, I made a big V-Day dnner for John and Nathan tonight, I’m slightly wiped.  And full.  But it was great fun to prep and they both enjoyed the din thoroughly, so totally worth the effort.  (The mess I made of the kitchen?  Um, I’m hoping my gift is that someone else cleans it up…? …

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Caldo Verde (at least my soup is green)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 13, 2009 at 3:43pm

I’m back with another soup and more kale!  Portuguese Caldo Verde (green soup), thick with smoky sausage, kale, and potatoes, oh so good.  I can’t believe I haven’t posted this recipe (a Cook’s Illustrated gem) before – it’s one of my faves, a true meal-in-a-pot.             Two suggestions.  First, to…

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25 Things…

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 12, 2009 at 3:47pm

OK, if you’re on Facebook (FB), you know all about the 25 Random Things About Me lists that everyone is circulating.  If you’re not on FB, it’s basically a semi-viral exercise where people write 25 things about themselves and send it around to their friends, encouraging them to do the same.  There are those turning…

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The Spice of Life

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 11, 2009 at 5:13pm

I hit a monster pothole at high speed this morning and after I gratefully realized that I had escaped a flat, I started chuckling.  I’m now figuratively and (almost) literally stuck in a February rut – how perfect.  Man, it is time to switch things up a bit, bust out of the house, this cozy…

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Parmesan Cream Crackers

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 8, 2009 at 9:16am

Parmesan Cream Crackers These homemade crackers look so delicious – with a glass of red wine, by the fire, good Sunday to you…  (And while you’re there – click on the link above to see video – check out all the other addictive NYTimes Magazine food videos, great fun.) Then, if you need something more…

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Love New York

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 2, 2009 at 8:50am

                Whew.  John and I are back from a whirlwind trip to NYC, boy did we have a great time.  There’s always way too much to do, of course, to the degree that I go a bit blank trying to decide.  Do I want to shop?  Go to…

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