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Easy cucumber pickles to transform holiday weekend BBQs

I love pickles. Pickled anything, pretty much. But especially pickled cucumbers. Salty. Sweet. Either way, if there’s a sandwich going, I would very much like a pickle on it.

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Gingerbread Fantasy

“I can’t take any more bras!” said Jon, returning from work uncharacteristically exasperated.

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10 food gifts to take to a party

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“Latkes” – both food and cultural tourism

Last year, Jon and I decided that we would head over to Williamsburg to experience the traditions of Hanukkah in their natural setting. Cultural tourists to the core, we had a list of restaurants in hand, each one specializing in … Continue reading

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Latkes, bullies, a dragon and a My Little Pony

When Jon and I go for our Saturday morning excursions into New York to forage for coffee and bagels, we occasionally pass a local middle school. This school has a distinctive mural painted by the kids on the playground wall, … Continue reading

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Peach Sour Cream Muffins for a summer-holiday-ish breakfast in bed

We were out watching whales. Far too early in the morning, somewhere off the coast of Gloucester, scanning the horizon for spouts of air, or the flash of a tail, or a body breaching out of the water.

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Frozen Watermelon Lemonade

At 3 o’clock this morning I stood in the physics department at NYU and raised a glass to science’s latest greatest achievement. The Higgs boson has been discovered and my husband and his friends literally could not have been more … Continue reading

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The Monday Treat – Easter Egg Nests

I have given up chocolate for Lent, and so it is in great anticipation of Easter that I suggest this Monday treat. These nests also happen to be perfect if you find yourself needing to entertain children while, to pick … Continue reading

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Pancake Day

It’s pancake day – time to use up all the things in your cupboard that you’re not going to be needing once Lent gets going. Like eggs. And flour. Won’t be seeing them again until April. Possibly.

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The Monday Treat – detox spinach salad

You’d think that a little detox between Christmas, Christmas leftovers and New Year would be a good idea. This would be the day to eat vitamins, to go for a brisk walk perhaps, to feel healthier again. A great day … Continue reading

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