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The Countdown To Christmas Begins…

Hello all!  The holidays are upon us and I find it such a finicky time of year.  While it’s always exciting and festive, it can be a little overwhelming and all around stressful.  I try to keep such holiday tension to a minimum, but inevitably, some always seems to find it’s way in. I’m a firm believer in not getting wrapped up (no pun intended) in … Continue reading The Countdown To Christmas Begins…

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This dish is gonna be trouble….in a good way…

Well, as promised, here it is.  I was at the co-op the other day and found some beautiful yellow on-the-vine tomatoes.  I was immediately inspired by their gorgeous golden color.  I knew that I had a fresh batard (a shorter, wider baguette-type bread) from the King Arthur Flour bakery at home and was suddenly craving some bruschetta. Most bruschettas are made fresh mozzarella, tomatoes (of … Continue reading This dish is gonna be trouble….in a good way…

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Introducing….the Quickle

We are in full-blown farmers market mode here in Vermont, and I’m loving every second of it.  While cucumbers are available all year round and can always be found in my fridge, nothing beats the fresh, crispy, oh-so-versatile cucumbers I covet from our local farmers.  I serve them plain with a pinch of kosher salt, in salsas, relishes, on sandwiches, hell I even puree & strain … Continue reading Introducing….the Quickle

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Patterns and skill level – a little positive reinforcement

Hello all!  I hope this entry finds you all in good health and good spirits!  This past 4th of July took us on a very long road trip for a very short visit.  Ten hours of driving for one night was a bit much,  but my family definitely makes it all worth while!  Since we didn’t leave until 9:00pm Friday, it stands to reason I … Continue reading Patterns and skill level – a little positive reinforcement