A Few Words About Charlie Trotter | Scrambled Egg Stack with Hash of Chanterelle Mushrooms, Sweet Potato, Onions, and Kale Recipe

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Charlie Trotter died this morning. Suddenly, unexpectedly, and much, much younger than the age my husband is now. (shudder) Mr. Trotter is one of my culinary heroes, and I was very much hoping to meet him someday. [In brighter news, our White Silkie laid her first eggs this week.] You see, Charlie Trotter never went… 

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A New Autumn Garden for the RGB | Claro’s Italian Market Zuppa Toscana

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For me, the highlight of last weekend was a solo drive through the mountains, at sunrise, just so I could see the Autumn colors. (And, to take my puppy on his first five-mile mountain hike.) Hands down, it’s my favorite time of year. … Inspired by what I saw, I later roped the kids into… 

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Scrambled Egg Stack with Hash of Sweet Potato, Onions, Peppers, Mushrooms, Asparagus, and Kale Recipe

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Let’s call this post: How to impress your house guest with a scrambled egg breakfast. … My spring garden pot with Tuscan kale and purple basil. The husband went out of town this weekend so a girlfriend stopped by to keep me company. In actuality, I begged her to sleep over because I didn’t want… 

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A New Reality | Chicken Marsala Stew with Zucchini and Tuscan Kale

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It’s been almost three months since two toddlers showed on our doorstep and I became a Parent. Most of time, I don’t really think about the transition. But then there are nights like tonight; I was late getting out of the office, starving, cranky (because I was starving)… and all I wanted to do was get in… 

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How to Use Kale Without Making a Salad | Hamachi Tartare with Yuzu and Blood Orange Olive Oil on Fried Garden Kale

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“Bring a dish with kale in it.” I was going to a potluck, so braised kale or sautéed kale was not going to work. Hoping for some inspiration, I turned to the internet. First, the food porn sites. Then, a good old-fashioned Google search. When those failed, I sifted through my archived food magazines, the winter… 

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Tangerine Strawberry Banana Kale Smoothie

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There’s something sexy about a man who reads the morning paper, likes his coffee black and pays our bills on-time. So… grown-up. I don’t look like a grown-up… not even close. At the moment, I’m wearing a green shirt with orange tights… and brown boots. And maybe a purple headband. Oh, and my eye shadow… 

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Like Potato Chips, Without the Starch | Baked Chard

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I’ve been searching high and low for some sort of baked chard recipe (way too much chard in the vegetable box right now), just to see if anyone’s done it. Since nobody (that I know of) has, I decided to take a chance and just do it. Who’d a thunk, it actually turned out really… 

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Sweet Memories | Zuppa Toscana

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When I think about college, I often think about 146 Esplanade; the place where I became an adult. It was during this time in my life that I was also addicted to study breaks at The Olive Garden. My druge of choice: bread sticks and zuppa toscana. I had to have it. all. the. time…. 

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