November 2013

The Ultimate Fall Wheatberry Salad

November 20, 2013
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Grains for Your Brain is sponsoring this post on behalf of the Grain Foods Foundation, a joint venture of members for the baking and milling industries and allied suppliers. The site is full of recipes and packed with information about all varieties of whole grains. Wheatberry salads are one of my favorite multipurpose dishes. Serve […]

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Alcohol: Practice v. Preach

November 19, 2013
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I have complicated thoughts about alcohol. On the one hand, I think it’s delicious, relaxing and fun to drink. On the other hand, I don’t think it’s really all that good for you, and hangovers and empty calories leave me with regrets. Writing about alcohol is a touchy subject that can easily be interpreted to […]

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Lately

November 18, 2013
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Here are the final meals before we were kicked out of our kitchen for a few days : ) I bought some oat bran last week for Mazen and me and he actually liked it! But only when he got his own bowl and spoon. I think it was the novelty of it all that […]

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Jeff’s Jambalaya

November 15, 2013
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A few weekends ago our good friend, beer partner and former bakery employee Jeff came over to cook up a storm. Jeff’s wife is working on her medical residency out of town for a few weeks, so we decided a group dinner would make a lonely weekend more festive. Jeff mixed our sponges and doughs for a […]

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Day In The Life: 14 Months

November 14, 2013
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Last Friday, I captured a day in the life with a 14 month old! 4:45am – Mazen wakes up crying. This isn’t typical since he usually sleeps 10-11 hours every night, but with daylight savings we’ve been thrown through a loop. I eventually go in to assess and find his PJs a bit wet from […]

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The Shrinking Woman

November 13, 2013

I recently came across this beautifully written and perfectly executed piece by Wesleyan’s Lily Myers as performed at Barnard College’s 2013 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational. You really need to listen to it twice to fully capture its depth. {The text is printed below the video on its YouTube page.} Myers does a brilliant job describing the […]

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Lately

November 12, 2013
Breakfasts

I have lots of delicious meals to share with you from last week! Starting with a yummy bowl of pumpkin oatmeal. This was a spare serving I made when I cooked a double batch, so I just had to reheat it in the microwave. Quick n easy! Stove top oats reheat really well, so if […]

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