Category Archives: cooking

My Life, Under New Management

Two weeks ago, I went to a workshop led by one of the founders of Agile Learning Centers (ALC). The workshop was focused on learning how to use agile management tools in support of self-directed learning.  I’m in the process … Continue reading

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Recipe: White Bean and Fig Salad (delicious for winter!)

When in Montana in summer 2013, we spent a couple days in Missoula and ate lunch one day at the Good Food Store. It’s like Whole Foods except way better. Not exaggerating, it had the biggest and best bulk food … Continue reading

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Recipe: Peas and Prosciutto (our favorite meal of the year!)

Every year, we are THRILLED when fresh shelled peas arrive at the farmers’ market.  When I see them, I buy a pound and then immediately head over to the dairy stand to buy a pint of cream.  After I get … Continue reading

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Mushroom Magic

Last week, the kids and I were walking to our park and I spotted this lovely thing on our neighbor’s corner. Over the past few years, Nik and I have loved being a part of a group called the Baltimore … Continue reading

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Something Totally Foreign to Alaskan Eyes

This fascinates me every year so I’m sharing pictures for my Alaska family.  I don’t remember ever seeing rhubarb bloom at home and rhubarb grows everywhere!  Here, it bolts almost immediately after it starts growing in the spring.  You have … Continue reading

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Start The Bread Tonight! Eat This Tomorrow!

We made and devoured this amazing Afghan-style pumpkin with meat sauce tonight and it was incredible. For those of you’ve who have eaten at the Helmand here in Baltimore, it’s very similar to their pumpkin dish (kaddo borawni) but with … Continue reading

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A Super Fun Exciting Announcement (and some confessions I should have made long ago)

I’ll save the super fun exciting announcement for the end of this post! 🙂 I’ve been meaning to make a few confessions for a long time, and as it so all too often goes with confession, I’ve been putting it … Continue reading

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A New Thanksgiving Tradition

We certainly have some Thanksgiving traditions in our family.  I always make these pumpkin orange rolls, of course we eat cranbrosia, and we (for three years running now) braise our turkey for the most incredibly delicious and moist turkey you’ve … Continue reading

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A Pre-Thanksgiving Blessing For You

May your turkey be flavorful and delicious. May your conversation be peaceful and fun. May your travel be safe and easy. And may your almost-two year old not be left unattended with the pumpkin pie. That was a squirrel eating … Continue reading

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The Bossy Edition: Peel Your Eggplant! Make This Salad! Cook These Recipes!

In an effort to keep this blog from being dominated by cooking, this is a three-part post, full of bossiness.  If you follow all of my instructions, your life will be transformed.  Seriously, it will be. 1. Peel your eggplant! … Continue reading

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