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Creamy Zucchini Soup

August 22, 2011
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I’ve always dreamed of having a garden.  When I was very little, my mom used to have a vegetable garden in the backyard – I remember sunkissed days with tomatoes coming out our ears, along with peas, lots of peppers, even once we tried growing corn (that didn’t work so well)…  But one of the […]

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Mustard Roasted Potatoes

August 15, 2011
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Photography and food, as art forms, are a bit of opposites.  Food – grown, prepared, cooked, eaten, enjoyed – like all the good things in life, is fleeting; the moment is there, the bliss happens, and before you realize it is all gone, forever.  Food is the medium through which our senses become alive for […]

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Mountaintop Rösti with Ham, Tomatoes and Fried Egg

August 4, 2011
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Sometimes we need to let go of the world around us, our daily cares, issues that cause stress, and get away for a few days – relax, recollect, and come back ready to face the world with new resolve and vigor.  This Summer my husband and I have been doing just that, in a series […]

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Early Morning Poached Eggs & Tomatoes

May 24, 2011
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Are you a morning person?? I’m a reluctant morning person.  Usually doing my best not to throw my ipod across the room as the purposely annoying ring drags me out of the sweet nothingness that was sleep, leaving me to stumble out of bed and fumble for the buttons on the coffee maker, totally useless […]

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White bean tuna salad for a picnic in the park

April 17, 2011
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Ha, I told you we’ve been loving salads lately!  I’ve been all about “no cook” these days, and so when our friends organized a potluck picnic in the park yesterday I thought a flavorful salad would be the perfect dish to bring (so did everyone else, we had a lot of salads – just goes […]

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Savory Buckwheat Groats Breakfast with Spinach, Sausage and Celeriac

December 10, 2010
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My husband is an 8 year old boy trapped inside a near 30 year old body (eek we are getting old!). It’s one of his most endearing qualities, because he is so completely expressive and playful with everything. He never lost his childhood wonder about the world (even when he tries to act like a grown-up), and I hope he never does. With that comes his major sweet tooth. The man would eat cookies and cake for breakfast every day if I let him. My last buckwheat breakfast of pure sweet maple fruity heaven? You can probably guess that one was mainly for him, and all the pears, currants and maple syrup really made it taste like a warm comforting morning candy delight – it certainly brought me back to my childhood memories of piping hot oatmeal :) But that same morning, while the snow laid unmelted on the streets and the Alps were capped in their familiar white vestiges, I cooked for myself a different sort of breakfast. A savory one, with spinach, celeriac, sausage and eggs.

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