Pasta with Roasted Asparagus and Balsamic Butter

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In our family’s quest to try to eat 3 to 4 vegetarian dinners a week, I have turned to blogs like Emily Levenson’s {Custom Made} Life. Tonight I attempted a rather peculiar recipe that uses a lot of balsamic vinegar and butter (in this case Earth Balance) to make a pasta sauce. Of course with [...]

Two-Pea Pasta with Ricotta and Tarragon (and future tweaks)

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I will occasionally get an email from my wife requesting quote – You should make this – end quote. Well last week I received another email (in fact two) and finally got around to making a pasta dish from Martha Stewart’s website. It’s a good thing I didn’t get this particular recipe sent to me [...]

Chicken, Potato, and Mustard Greens Hash

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Chicken, Potato and Mustard Greens Hash Serves 4 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts. diced into small chunks 1 bunch mustard greens, coarsely chopped 6 medium white potatoes or yukon gold, diced into 1/2″ cubes 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1 shallot, finely chopped 1 spring fresh thyme 2 tablespoons olive oil salt and pepper to [...]

There’s a Reason Westport, CT Isn’t Known For Pulled-Pork

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I typically plan my week of dinners over the weekend and this last weekend was no exception. This time I grabbed a few back issues of Martha Stewart’s Food magazine focusing on the March-May 2010 issues. In there I found a pulled pork recipe and after having recently bought a beautiful local, pasture raised pork [...]

Better Bacon

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I love bacon. Who doesn’t right? In fact, bacon has become all the rage lately. If you want to explain your love of any food, bacon is the one that will get you a lot of smiles and a few high-fives. It’s a popular food choice. But what about the choices you have for the [...]