Yes, you’re right. One more thing that’s wrong w/ these generalizations: they DON’T ACTUALLY APPLY to a lot of us.
Here’s a question- if there were such a thing as DIY jail, where would the corresponding prison colony be located? My vote is for the Mall of America (since it’s the most un-DIY place I can imagine).
Good question. Good answer.
The Craigslist post doesn’t say anything about its TV fame. What gives?
I figured that the show’s designers and producers have a decent chance of stumbling upon that post on craigslist, but not so much here. Know what I’m saying?
Beautiful work, Meghan.
Best cookies ever. I had one, it was really little because I’m watching the belly-line. But so tasty!!!! If I weren’t watching the figure, I would have eaten 20.
These were fantastic. Thank you so much for not liking raisins, just like me!
I broke my vows of sugar chastity for this cookie. It was worth it.
Thanks guys! Justin, I made that tiny cookie to mock your diet. Andrew said, “Make it comically small!” My comedy is lost on you! Ironic, huh?
Yum, these are super good. You know, Intelligentsia has a “Scotchie” and it’s not as good…perhaps you should sell them this recipe? And, tell them to change their annoying, jaded coffeeshop worker attitudes (no offense, Josh) Thanks for baking!
wow- nice writing!
woah- those photos turned out pretty nice!
I’m just imagining the contrast of the warm/spicy potato mixture against the cool/peppery arugula. I love the contrasts in food.
So, thanks, this recipe is now going to become a must-make, because I’m sitting here drooling.
Ha! you said “frogged” twice!
More power to you! I’m too chicken (does that count as a pun?) to come out on my blog and tell the world that I too am a WW. It took me three months to “come out” to my boyfriend. Maybe it’s time to come out to the world… via my blog… which is read by like five people… all of whom already know. What’s wrong with me?
Lou! I just realized that I never emailed you back about your blog! I think if there were a black mark on my soul for every time I forgot to call/email/write a friend back, well I’d have a black soul.
My “coming out” was more like an excuse for posting un-scrumptious recipes.
did you see this in the google ads for this page: http://www.nysfarm.com/harrypotter.htm
that’s funny. i didn’t see it.
Instead of a slipcover, how about a permanent houseguest? I’ll need a place to crash come May, and I love that couch…I’ll gladly cover every dingy spot with electronic gadgets, magazines, and dirty laundry.
‘It’s my first and it fits like a glove, I mean sock.’
I laughed really hard at that.
Congrats on the weight loss! That is awesome!
I am getting back on the WW wagon after a week of eating nothing but crap. Hopefully I’ll have the same kind of results. It would nice to be in top form for my half marathon next month. But… I digress…
I’m really surprised at the progress actually. It does prove to me though that the secret to weight loss isn’t necessarily “Eat less, exercise more” but “Eat less junk, eat more fruits and vegetables and try to get some physical activity.”
Wow- That’s a ton of sprouts! I didn’t even notice them this morning. Hopefully some of the other pots sprout too!
We do have sprouts in two other pots, including the white watering can where I planted lavender. It’s teeny tiny one that seems to be a little bigger and taller every time I go and look at it, which you know I’ve done at least five times today.
Thanks for the recipe. Adding the egg upped the level of my stir-fry
I love your site!
Thank you so much Robin! That means a lot to me!
mmm, food makes most everything better.
Hey! I changed the permalink structure and now the RSS feed works! Am I right?
Yes, it’s working. Thanks.
I’ve had bread pudding once… and it looked NOTHING like your wonderful pictures. I wish I knew someone, other than myself, who would try this recipe with me- I’m afraid to make it because I know I’d be the only one in my family to eat it! haha! It looks delicious!
You left out the ingredient: “1 cup sorbet mix”
This looks great. I think I’m going to give this one a try — very pantry friendly, ya know?
BTW — this did not show up in my reader.
Let me attest- photos cannot do this pizza justice. The only way to know it is to eat it.
This looks wonderful! I just found a Farmer’s Market nearby and now I will be going to pick up the ingredients to make this! Looks wonderful! Thank you for all the wonderful posts!
Wow! I can’t wait to try this delicious looking treat! Thanks for the photos!
We’re totally doing this when we host a cookout July 4. I’m calling Nadia right now.
Great Blog, love it. Love the pictures. I just grilled some pizza on my grill. If you have a minute come check it out at my blog.
We tried this last night and it was the BEST homemade pizza we’ve ever had! Thanks for the recipe!
That is absolutely stunning!
Thanks so much! It was pretty tasty, too!
I am on massive bean kick and this looks good, but isn’t filo kinda scary and hard to work with?
Also, I’m still not getting your posts in my reader. What’s up with that?
This looks good and fairly easy. I may give this one a shot. I managed to make dinner twice (new recipes!) in the last week, so I feel like I’m on a roll.
It IS easy! I think it’s best if you eat it the night you make it, rather than as leftovers, though.
Mmm. That looks amazing. I really should move to within a few blocks from you.
On my birthday, Nadia slow-roasted a bunch of heirloom tomatoes and made a pesto out of them. Which she served over homemade gnocci w/ fresh arugula on top. Wow.
Cute frosting idea! Carrot (cup)cake is my favorite.
I’m gonna go ahead and confirm that these were excellent cupcakes.
Nice flavours in this recipe!
I added 1 teaspoon of all the spices (instead of 1/2 tsp)
For those who like meat, this recipe would lend itself to chicken mince, which I would add after frying the onions, before adding zucchini (only use 2 zucchinis if your adding meat).
That looks delicious! I am happy to be entering salad season. This one is going on my list.
Wait, you finished it off? I guess it’s time for me to take a stab at this recipe…
Oh! I need to make this tomorrow. Today’s lunch was totally disappointing.
Gemma, I’m really glad it’s salad season, too, especially because I’m having a good time making up salads and dressings for the week based on whats around. I had a salad today that included some orange pieces, coconut flakes and sesame seeds.
Liz, if you make it tomorrow, let me know what you think!
I agree, poached eggs are the best. Yours look perfectly cooked. Great photo.
I could never get my arms around that TV statistic. How do people have the time to spend that many hours in a week watching TV? Maybe people watch TV while they cook? wake up to it? go to sleep to it? And this is an average? I do have one friend with a TV in her kitchen who watches it as she cooks and eats, so maybe that counts for the hours, sort of background noise.
As for quick recipes, I do think it is helpful to have several of those in one’s repertoire for the daily meals when one is too busy or too tired to spend a lot of time cooking. I’ve seen how my working women friends with kids truly have very little time for anything (including TV). They have to be ultra-organized to put out tasty, nutritious meals for their families day after day. I do wish I observed more couples sharing in this work, but the reality is most of it invariably falls to the woman.
Glad you liked the recipe!
I have experienced the joy of introducing my husband to new and exciting new food items and now. after 33 years, it is his turn to challenge me! Remind me to ask Sandy to tell you about her experience at “Japan Inn” and octopus.
See you Jan 9th!
Libby (Missy Snyder’s mom)
PS I love poached eggs and can’t wait to try the recipe!
Just wanted to say great job with the blog, today is my first visit here and I’ve enjoyed reading your posts so far :)
how about bringing some of this over to my house next time?
this was very good- i ate a close approximation for lunch today.
i think i am going to try this recipe out this weekend, before our trip to see you! i’ll let you know how it turns out :)
Thank you for sharing such a practical and most likely
delicious recipe with the rest of us! Thanks again, Angela.
Mmm, lots of canned tomatoes. I got to get on that–we don’t have the cheap boxes at the market that you have up there.
Good luck w/ the power-studying, and see you before long.
so proud of your running.
i’m a little bit wishy washy about the canning this year. feeling tired…
Yum! I will make this minus the sausage!
YUM! That galette looks amazing. I was going to ask, what are your top favorite cookbooks? I’m starting to get a little tired of my usual inspirations and am looking for some new directions… I’d love to hear your thoughts. Yay! Keep up the non-required writing, it makes my non-required reading so much better.
I love it when you blog! do it more! do it more! also, please invite us over for the aforementioned pizza!
Thanks for the encouragement! I had a very successful writing day after blogging in the morning, so there’s good reason for me to write regularly.
Sarah, I’ll email you a list of the cookbooks I use regularly.
Richelle, we’ll have to do pizza when we’re in our new place. Our apartment is already becoming littered with boxes as we slowly start our move. I promise we’ll do a pizza night together soon, though!
I found your site looking for a chicken tinga recipe…am making it for dinner. The house smells great and a sneaked taste says this is really good! Thanks for the recipe.
Aaand, you’re back on the blogroll. I’m so psyched to see you online, House Spouse!
I too am living on one of my least favorite street names of my life. Oh well.
Congrats on the new place! I can’t wait to help cook a meal there. I’ll take one burner and you take five.
The part Meghan left out is that, no, she hasn’t really loved any of her previous residences. Slightly altering a line from her, I’m not an optimist, I’m a realist.
this is great news! i am so happy for both of you! this is really going to be your year – a new job, finishing school, and now living in a house! we can’t wait to see you this summer. love you!
hello, i just came across your website while searching for tinga recipes. I really like your blog! Just wanted to let you know that. Keep up the good work. :)
Hi Rosalyn, Thanks so much for the encouragement!
Really like your posts – as a kindred chicken addict I’ll be back!
Love Nightwood! We went this summer (maybe fall…I forgot) and it was so great! Tell Andrew I said “happy birthday!”
The pasta looks great!
Do you want a pasta maker? We have an extra. I meant to ask you this the other night. It’s brand new. Perhaps, a belated birthday gift? (if you and Andrew want it)
Also, if you ever want to go to Nightwood again, I have a small discount I need to use. :)
Um, yes I will take your extra pasta maker! And, I’m looking forward to going back to Nightwood. Just name the night!
The blueberry plants are just the tip of the iceberg.
Mmm, blueberry-tipped iceberg lettuce.
Congrats on the new place! I’ll miss the old one. We need to come see you sometime and spend an afternoon in the kitchen…
I’m usually a pretty tough lady, but big changes like this can get me teary eyed too. Congratulations on the move and your new, big kitchen!
Your pasta photo looks way better than mine. Nice work. Glad you liked it!
Awww… Meghan, I love your writing. I almost started crying too. We need to hang out more before we leave. oh, we are moving to Whipple St. too. How ironic!
is blueberry-tipped iceberg lettuce served, like other iceberg, with blue cheese dressing? i want some.
and i can’t wait to see the new place!
I’d love to see some of your character trading cards- any chance we could recreate some?
I think what you’re doing is great, and I for one love food blogs. Keep at it, and trust me, no one cares if you talk about yourself in your own blog. If you didn’t it would lack personality, and a cook with no personality is boring.
these were quite delish. does this mean you’ll be making these this weekend?
This is the weekend I give up coffee, remember? You should be glad if I’m making it out of bed.
Andrew – I’d love to try and recreate those character profiles. It was so fun.
Eileen – Thanks for the motivation!
This just to cheer you on. On! On!
I’d like to note that these amazing photos were NOT taken by me. Props to Meghan!
What a wonderful memory! And yes, we do like our sweets and salt. And the delicious biscuits! I’m loving your blog.
I tried giving up coffee a few months ago. After about 3/4 of a day, I truly could not recall one good reason to do so, even though I had multiples the day before. Enough with that experiment; here’s to a good cup of joe!
Hang in there!! I love reading your thoughts every day, so…keep writing!
I’m so impressed you are blogging daily and I’m enjoying finding unread material from you when I open my Google Reader each morning. Good luck!
Also good for a semi-detox…
Thanks, Gemma. I’m kind of over it already, but it’s a good practice I think. Thanks for the encouragement!
I’m currently training for the Chicago Marathon and am thinking I made a huge mistake. We must persist! Your recipes will be a reward after each workout! Hope to see you and Andrew soon.
Thanks guys. I’m hoping to have a resurgence of energy after a few days off work.
Best segue ever!
I bet you’ll be way smarter than everyone who finished quickly when you receive your degree. That’s a sad reminder from iCal though.
This looks delicious! Green garlic comes from the stems of softneck varieties, but scapes are from the hardneck varieties and are tougher. Christopher Ranch has released green garlic for the first time this spring and will have it April-October nationwide, so you can enjoy delicious recipes like this year round. Ask about it at your favorite market!
My daughter and i were just talking about doing this yesterday! We will try it tonight! Thanks.
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