Monthly Archives: July 2011

Great Grandma’s Pickled Beet Recipe

I remember that when I was little, I thought pickled beets were the worst thing ever. They came in a can and were not anything I wanted to eat. Then, at my grandma’s,┬ásomeone convinced me to eat a pickled beet. … Continue reading

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Peach and Blueberry Dutch Baby

My sixteenth birthday involved coming downstairs to a bunch of roses and a breakfast of a Dutch baby pancake from my mom. She generally puts plums in the dutch babies she makes for breakfast but given that my birthday is … Continue reading

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Art inspiration: Chihuly exhibit

We have been extremely busy lately. Me writing a grant, teaching and carrying on with normal research and Molly doing research and her MCAT class. Therefore, while we are making good food, we don’t have time to write much. That … Continue reading

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Zucchini and Summer Squash Tartlets

Tart: (noun) 1. a prostitute or promiscuous woman 2. a pastry shell with shallow sides, no top crust and any of various fillings Don’t quite know why tart can mean such drastically different things but here we are going to … Continue reading

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Affogato with a twist

I realize I’m a day late, but yesterday I just didn’t have time to post our drink. Since I didn’t want anyone to miss out on this yummy drink I figured late was better than never. Affogato means “drowned” in … Continue reading

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Stella is about 1 block from where I live and it is a South End neighborhood gem to say the least. It serves up great Italian food, beautiful cocktails and has a small but thoughtful wine list. In the summer … Continue reading

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Baked Falafel with Cucumber Salad

I’m on a chickpea kick right now. After yesterday’s warm salad I think it is time to share with you my favorite thing to do with chickpeas: falafel! I have tried many different recipes over the years, and today’s was … Continue reading

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