I have this rather ridiculous photographic memory-like equivalent when it comes to food recall. I can not only remember particular dishes I’ve made even years ago, but I can remember details like which day of the week it was that I made them, and what was going on in my life at the time. It’s like I’m food-wired-in. Though I possess this strange ability in sharp contrast to my husband, because he can never remember anything I’ve made. Thought this was a cute case in point:
ME: “I’m working on a blog about the Posole.”
HUSBAND: “The what?” [Mind you, I only made a vat of it - we had at least 3 meals worth, just last week.]
ME: “The Posole. That spicy Mexican soup.”
HUSBAND: “OHHHH the spicy Mexican soup! That was great.”
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Planning the menu with a hurricane in the forecast is a tricky task. Do you stock the fridge with loads of fresh fruits and veggies to see you through the stormy weekend, or do you go the canned-goods route in the event you should lose power? For the first time in a long time I felt completely dazed and confused as I wandered the usually familiar aisles of my local grocery store.
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One of the things I love most in life is stumbling upon a new group of friends. But what I love even more is when this happens completely by surprise. When David and I moved from NYC to Westchester and then from Westchester to Connecticut, we had enough people in our lives between families and existing friends who live in that close-enough radius so we didn’t feel isolated. But we didn’t exactly know people here either. That is changing for me after joining a new gym.
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Posted in Appetizer, Low-Fat, Lunch, Mediterranean, Soup, Summer, Tomatoes, Vegetarian
Tagged Feta, Mediterranean, Summer Soup, Summer Vegetables
Need a new way to beat the heat, other than cranking up the AC, jumping in your neighbors kiddie pool or sticking your head in the freezer? I’m telling you, you’ll cool right off with this refreshing, stunning, deeply flavored avocado soup. With a slice of grilled bread, or a cob of corn and a salad, this makes a wonderfully filling yet light summer meal or impressive first course. Though, there is always the garden hose …
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Craving something warming and hearty for these still chilly nights, but on the lighter side in anticipation of spring? This Tuscan white bean soup is just the thing. It’s thick from the starch of pureed beans and a kiss of cream, smokey from pancetta, and earthy from sage. Serve with toasted crostini, perhaps topped with a little pesto or cheese and you’ve got a lovely, lighter meal.
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Photo featured on Tastespotting, 2/2/11 & Tasteologie, 2/12/11
Peasant food at it’s best, this velvety, thick-as-fog bowl of split pea soup was just the ticket to get me through this week’s 2-day ‘Nor’Easter-a-thon’. It’s amazing how these five humble ingredients come together to yield so much flavor and heartiness, but they do.
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Curried lentil soup – humble, yet richly satisfying. I needed a good ‘pantry meal’ tonight – not wanting to venture out into this sleety rainy goup to the grocery store even though I’m due for a trip. This soup completely fit the bill, with a short list of ingredients I had on hand.
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