Spring

Lemony Chickpea Pasta

June 4, 2012 Dinner

The night before we left for Saluda, we packed up the car and crammed clothes into suitcases. There was almost no time for dinner. And it was hot outside, so the oven was a no-go. At the last minute, I threw together this light, summer pasta dish made with almonds, breadcrumbs, lemon juice, and chickpeas- [...]

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Irish Potato- Parsnip Cakes

March 21, 2012 Breakfast

I made these beauties last weekend on St. Patty’s Day. They were gorgeous with spicy Coleman’s mustard and a pint of Guinness. I be they’d be even better at brunch with a bloody or a mimosa. These potato cakes are similar to latkes, with the addition of parsnips. What is a parsnip, you ask? It’s [...]

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Lemony White Bean and Tuna Salad

March 20, 2012 Fish

    The unseasonably warm (yet glorious!) weather has caused me to lose my taste for heavy winter foods. I’ve been cracking into lighter fare, so it has been all salads, yogurt and cold noodles for me. And this amazing tuna salad. Simple, lemony and super filling. It’s prefect for lunch/dinner and home/office, it travels [...]

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Summer Corn and Clam Chowder

August 18, 2011 Dinner

This post is going to be a quickie. Tomorrow I’m off bright and early headed for the farm in North Carolina. We’re taking care of wedding details this weekend, so much to do! It’s a tad overwhelming, but I know we’ll get there. While I’m running around like a crazy person, you can enjoy this [...]

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Summer Dream Weaver Soup

May 30, 2011 Soups and Stews

I know soup in the summer is a tad unorthodox and perhaps completely nutso, but it had to be done. Just look at all that color. Totally loony tunes. Speaking of crazy, don’t you just love people who use zany expressions in conversation? I feel like I never do it, so I really appreciate the [...]

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Ultimate Falafel Salad

May 21, 2011 Dinner

Last post, I wrote about how I like to eat pickled purple cabbage on top of salads. Well, I particularly love it on top of this falafel salad. The ultimate falafel salad, named for its greatness.  It has a little bit of everything, a veritable party on your plate. I have a penchant for Greek [...]

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Mother’s Day Recipe Ideas

May 7, 2011 Breakfast

Sadly, I will not be spending Mother’s Day with my mom this year. She is halfway across the country spending the holiday with my little sister. If I didn’t know better, I’d begin to wonder if I’ve lost my place as “favorite daughter.” Good thing I know better. For those of you who are spending [...]

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Lemon Pepper Asparagus Salad

May 6, 2011 Salads

I’m kind of fixated on this dish as of late. Isn’t spring a lovely time for asparagus? I made a hearty Italian meal the other night and wanted a little something green to serve with it. A cold asparagus salad sounded perfect. Something simple and easy of course. I’ve noticed a few other asparagus recipes [...]

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Charoset

April 23, 2011 Desserts and Sweets

This time of year it’s all chocolate bunnies and jelly beans everywhere you turn. And though I’m a big fan of all things candy and sugar, I simply couldn’t conjure the appetite or insulin production required to feature an intoxicatingly sweet recipe that you might’ve come to expect this time of year. Just when I [...]

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Spring has Sprung?

April 1, 2011 My D.C.

Although the warm weather isn’t here quite yet, I thought I’d post a few springy DC pics to lift your spirits and get you ready for a new season.    

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