Monthly Archives: April 2012

Making homemade whole wheat pasta

I’ve crossed another thing off my list of 101 things in 1001 days: Make homemade pasta. Homemade whole wheat pasta with fresh tomato and basil sauce These are the steps I followed in the above pictures. Gather your ingredients for … Continue reading

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Tuk-Tuk Hell, or Heaven

Tuk-Tuk Hell, or Heaven A description of hell from Barbara Kingsolver’s The Bean Trees: If you go visit hell, you will see a room like this kitchen. There is a pot of delicious stew on the table, with the most … Continue reading

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Great Walks: Travel Bucket List

I am participating in Latin Abroad’s Travel Bucket List with three things I’ve done and three things I want to do. Travel Bucket Half-Full: Great Walks I’ve Done 1. Bryce Canyon, Utah I long to return to Bryce Canyon, the … Continue reading

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47 Years of Great Rock: You Say It’s Your Birthday

Hop on a 13-minute journey through the history of rock and roll. Starting with the classic rock of the Who in 1965, you’ll hear hard rock, psychedelia, roots rock, Southern rock, funk, punk, new wave, a quick nod to disco, … Continue reading

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Maple Grilled Eggplant Goat Cheese Tarts: A Daring Cooks Challenge

This Daring Cooks challenge hosted by Twenty-Fingered Cooking asked cooks to create a recipe that includes an ingredient from each list. List 1 (The Vegetable List):  Parsnips, Eggplant (aubergine), Cauliflower List 2 (The “Strong Flavor” List): Balsamic Vinegar, Goat Cheese, Chipotle peppers … Continue reading

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How to Respect Your Kid’s Intelligence and Ruin Easter All at the Same Time

Early one Easter morning, my older son crawled into my warm bed with my husband and me. He was about four years old at the time. “Mom,” he said, waking me. “I found my Easter egg basket and Dan’s too.” … Continue reading

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