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What I Ate on Christmas: Short Ribs, Milk and Cookie Shots, and Sangria

On Christmas morning I looked through photos of Christmas past while the rest of my family slept in, and I thought about tradition. As my little boys turned into adults, Christmas became less about the presents and more about spending time … Continue reading

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What I Ate on Christmas: Getting Figgy with It

Warmth (Daily Post Photo Challenge) With older teens at Christmas, the focus isn’t much on the presents anymore. It’s on relaxing together as a family, listening to Christmas music, and coming up with some special food I don’t serve during … Continue reading

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What I Ate on Christmas: Filet mignon, bourbon-glazed carrots, and souffle

For the last few years, we’ve been having extra special meals on Christmas day. My sons are now teenagers, and as we’ve let go of some traditions that we had when they were little boys, we’ve also grown to appreciate … Continue reading

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What I Ate in Peru: Guinea Pig Anyone?

For “What I Ate Wednesday,” I would like to share what I ate in Peru. I tried to sample a lot of traditional Peruvian cuisine, but I was less adventurous than usual when I first arrived. I wanted to be … Continue reading

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What I Ate on Christmas: Rack of Lamb and an Almost-Souffle

It was a day of indulgence with my family on Christmas. Breakfast Christmas Breakfast Casserole We have a Christmas breakfast tradition that I adore. I assemble a breakfast casserole on Christmas Eve and store it in the fridge. On Christmas … Continue reading

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What I Ate in Costa Rica

For “What I Ate Wednesday,” I’d like to share some of the meals I had during my recent trip to Costa Rica. The food tended to be simple, healthy, and flavorful, featuring a lot of fresh fruit and vegetables. Breakfast … Continue reading

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Slow Food and the Hunger Challenge

I love this line from the $5 Challenge: “Because slow food shouldn’t have to cost more than fast food.” On Saturday, two different food-related challenges coincided, Slow Food USA’s $5 Challenge and the San Francisco Food Bank’s Hunger Challenge. I … Continue reading

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Hurricane Irene: Caffeine Withdrawal, Cowboy Chili, and Dinner by Candlelight

It took a hurricane to keep me off caffeine for a day. As Hurricane Irene worked her way up the East coast on Sunday, I awoke at 6 a.m. without power. I looked at the trees blowing in the wind. … Continue reading

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What I Ate in Greece

For “What I Ate Wednesday,” I wanted to give you an idea of the food I enjoyed during my vacation in Greece. I loved the food — plenty of ripe, luscious fruits, lots of salads with vividly red tomatoes and … Continue reading

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5 Great Vegetarian Recipes

{A year-plus of Meatless Monday meals} During my week of vegan eating, I felt great and learned a lot, but I had more than a couple boring meals. Since then, I have been eating vegetarian at least a day or … Continue reading

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