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Apr 17, 2015
Since we got back from Paris… wait, sorry… oh, Paris.
Let’s pause and enjoy thoughts of Paris for just a moment.
Anyway. Since we got back from Paris a few weeks ago, I’ve been working on stuff that will eventually be very exciting to share with you — new recipes, a new web site, a new magazine — but for now, it’s all in the stage where it’s...
Apr 13, 2015
Last summer, I told Farmer Chuck — the king of everything delicious at our CSA Sunrise Farm — that the onions we’d been getting in our basket were the most delicious I’d ever tasted. He explained me that they’re an heirloom onion variety called Ailsa Craig, named for an island in the Firth of Clyde, about 10 miles off the coast of Scotland. (If you would like to go down the same...
Apr 9, 2015
We had some friends over for dinner a few nights ago, and the conversation meandered to a discussion of if, as conventional wisdom holds, “things get better as you get older.” We chewed on that for a while, and then Dave asked me if I thought my body image has gotten better as I’ve gotten older. I was very happy to tell the group honestly that, yes, it has.
There was time when looking...
Apr 2, 2015
Social media and I have a love-hate relationship. I love being in touch with all of you — I resent feeling beholden to a gadget and the non-stop input of so much talking. And I feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of options out there: Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+, Tumblr, Snapchat… (What is that, even?!)
But now I’m going to encourage you to download an app and join...
Mar 31, 2015
I moved into my own apartment — my first apartment! — during my junior year of college and suddenly had access to a full kitchen. No more dining hall meals for me! It was the first time I’d been completely responsible for cooking for myself, and I experimented a lot. I made chicken satay 100% from scratch, scouring the hole-in-the-wall Asian shops in Syracuse for ingredients and pounding fresh...
Mar 20, 2015
While we’re on our Parisian adventure, Dave and I are feasting at Le 404, a swank and delicious Moroccan restaurant tucked in a cobblestone street. The last time we went there, we shared a traditional Bastila that brought tears to my eyes. In honor of our gluttony, I’ve collected all my recipes inspired by Moroccan cuisine and spices, just in case you want to have an exotic dinner, too. (All...
Mar 16, 2015
I’m in Paris celebrating a big birthday with my husband Dave, but that doesn’t mean I’m not thinking of you and your needs. Really! It’s March, and that means it’s time for March Madness. Plus, there’s never a bad time for meatballs. So here’s a replay of last year’s March Meatball Madness recipes. They’re a slam dunk. (Sorry…)
Mar 13, 2015
Some of you might not know this about me, but I didn’t always love working out. When I first started in 1993 — overweight, completely out of shape, scared— I loathed working up a sweat, and I followed the conventional wisdom that said I should go hard for at least an hour and never lift barbells heavier than 10 pounds.
The notion of a cardio workout that lasts more than 20 minutes and not lifting...
Mar 12, 2015
A few weeks ago, I was interviewed by Molly Mogren of Hey Eleanor about giving up the thing that defined me, a.k.a. CrossFit. Now I’m delighted to share some of Molly’s insights right here. I asked her to write about what she’s learned during her Hey Eleanor adventures, and she’s got some kickass tips to help you become your boldest self, too.
If I were to ask you, “What’s...
Mar 10, 2015
To celebrate Dave’s big milestone birthday, we’re going on an adventure to Paris and Reykjavik! I’m taking an actual, no-internet vacation, so you won’t see me back here until the end of March. Instead, you can imagine us here…
We’re going on a bike tour in Paris, shopping on the Rue Cler then having a picnic by the Eiffel Tower,...
Mar 7, 2015
A few days ago, the temperature in Vermont rose above zero, then into the teens, then over 20, and it just kept going! It finally landed on a balmy 37 degrees Fahrenheit. Practically bathing suit weather! Which lead me to thinking about the lucky ladies from my gym who are lolling on the beaches of Mexico right now.
I can’t bring you tropical drinks, gently breaking waves, or sand between...