January 2012

Daddy’s Girl

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There is no getting around it:  My daughter is a Daddy's Girl. It  occurred to me this morning, as they skipped down the sidewalk together on their way to school, that I have lost her completely.  I think I probably knew it already.  It was crystal clear a few days ago during this conversation: "Mommy, I'm [...]

Winter Diet Soup

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Am I the only one that ate a few too many goodies during the holidays?  This week I finally admitted to myself that the 7 or so pounds I put on during the month of December isn't going to just melt away on it's own like it did when I was in my 20's and [...]

5 Ways to Simplify Your Life Right Now

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I'm good at hectic.  I can DO crazy. I do it well, and I do it often.  If I'm being honest, I'd say chaos tends to be my default mode, trying to get too many things done at once, and often dropping many balls. But several weeks ago, at the end of my rope, I [...]

Grilled Salad with Homemade Honey-Dijon Dressing

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 Mmmmm....doesn't this look good? My  fall-back method of cooking vegetables always seems to be roasting--I just love the depth of flavor it brings--but I don't usually think about grilling them.  However, my Facebook friend Valerie (of the fabulous fashion blog Charmed Valerie) posted something on her status last week about grilling radishes--something I have never [...]

The Great Vegetable Battle

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I feel so utterly inept as a mother sometimes. I always swore I would raise my kids to be good eaters, to be willing to try new things and not be picky.  I wouldn't be *that* mom, the one who consistently gives in to an unimaginative kid-centered diet of chicken nuggets, tacos, mac & cheese, [...]

Roasted Tomato & Root Vegetable Cream Sauce over Farfalle

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We are in Veggie Heaven! Granted some smaller members of my family aren't quite as thrilled with all the garden-fresh meals we've been enjoying lately, but as a vegetarian I don't think I've ever eaten so well.  Every week we pick up a new very full box of vegetables from Worden Farm & I spend [...]