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  1. Yes, you’re right. One more thing that’s wrong w/ these generalizations: they DON’T ACTUALLY APPLY to a lot of us.

    Saturday, January 19, 2008 at 5:20 pm | Permalink
  2. Andrew wrote:

    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).

    Monday, January 21, 2008 at 2:15 pm | Permalink
  3. admin wrote:

    Good question. Good answer.

    Monday, January 21, 2008 at 2:19 pm | Permalink
  4. Carn wrote:

    The Craigslist post doesn’t say anything about its TV fame. What gives?

    Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 2:54 pm | Permalink
  5. Andrew wrote:

    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?

    Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 6:05 pm | Permalink
  6. atsign wrote:

    Beautiful work, Meghan.

    Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at 10:59 am | Permalink
  7. Justin wrote:

    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.

    Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at 11:01 am | Permalink
  8. Steve wrote:

    These were fantastic. Thank you so much for not liking raisins, just like me!

    Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at 11:01 am | Permalink
  9. Josh wrote:

    I broke my vows of sugar chastity for this cookie. It was worth it.

    Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at 11:04 am | Permalink
  10. Meghan wrote:

    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?

    Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at 11:19 am | Permalink
  11. Carrie wrote:

    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!

    Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at 11:43 am | Permalink
  12. Andrew wrote:

    wow- nice writing!

    Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at 11:46 am | Permalink
  13. Andrew wrote:

    woah- those photos turned out pretty nice!

    Friday, February 1, 2008 at 11:56 am | Permalink
  14. 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.

    Friday, February 1, 2008 at 3:05 pm | Permalink
  15. Andrew wrote:

    Ha! you said “frogged” twice!

    Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at 12:29 pm | Permalink
  16. Lou wrote:

    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?

    Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at 7:59 am | Permalink
  17. Meghan wrote:

    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.

    Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at 2:43 pm | Permalink
  18. Andrew wrote:

    did you see this in the google ads for this page: http://www.nysfarm.com/harrypotter.htm

    Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at 6:41 am | Permalink
  19. Meghan wrote:

    that’s funny. i didn’t see it.

    Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at 6:49 am | Permalink
  20. 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.

    Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at 9:21 am | Permalink
  21. Meghan wrote:

    Solution found!

    Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at 10:13 am | Permalink
  22. mac wrote:

    ‘It’s my first and it fits like a glove, I mean sock.’

    I laughed really hard at that.

    Friday, March 21, 2008 at 9:34 am | Permalink
  23. Lou wrote:

    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…

    Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 7:56 am | Permalink
  24. Meghan wrote:

    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.”

    Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 8:04 am | Permalink
  25. Andrew wrote:

    Wow- That’s a ton of sprouts! I didn’t even notice them this morning. Hopefully some of the other pots sprout too!

    Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 8:12 am | Permalink
  26. Meghan wrote:

    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.

    Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 9:12 am | Permalink
  27. J.B. wrote:

    Thanks for the recipe. Adding the egg upped the level of my stir-fry

    Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at 8:04 pm | Permalink
  28. Robin wrote:

    I love your site!

    Monday, April 14, 2008 at 2:46 pm | Permalink
  29. Meghan wrote:

    Thank you so much Robin! That means a lot to me!

    Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 12:15 pm | Permalink
  30. Andrew wrote:

    mmm, food makes most everything better.

    Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 12:25 pm | Permalink
  31. Nice work.

    Monday, April 28, 2008 at 1:05 pm | Permalink
  32. Andrew wrote:

    Hey! I changed the permalink structure and now the RSS feed works! Am I right?

    Monday, April 28, 2008 at 3:13 pm | Permalink
  33. Meghan wrote:

    Yes, it’s working. Thanks.

    Monday, April 28, 2008 at 3:39 pm | Permalink
  34. MommyBee wrote:

    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!

    Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at 8:43 pm | Permalink
  35. Steve wrote:

    You left out the ingredient: “1 cup sorbet mix”

    Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at 9:35 am | Permalink
  36. Lou wrote:

    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.

    Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at 12:11 pm | Permalink
  37. Andrew wrote:

    Let me attest- photos cannot do this pizza justice. The only way to know it is to eat it.

    Thursday, June 12, 2008 at 4:48 pm | Permalink
  38. MommyBee wrote:

    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!

    Friday, June 20, 2008 at 12:49 pm | Permalink
  39. Susan Gill wrote:

    Wow! I can’t wait to try this delicious looking treat! Thanks for the photos!

    Saturday, June 28, 2008 at 8:33 am | Permalink
  40. We’re totally doing this when we host a cookout July 4. I’m calling Nadia right now.

    Monday, June 30, 2008 at 9:25 am | Permalink
  41. Joe Horn wrote:

    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.

    Thanks, Joe

    http://cookingquest.wordpress.com

    Saturday, July 5, 2008 at 11:23 pm | Permalink
  42. Amanda wrote:

    We tried this last night and it was the BEST homemade pizza we’ve ever had! Thanks for the recipe!

    Monday, July 7, 2008 at 5:26 pm | Permalink
  43. gemma wrote:

    That is absolutely stunning!

    Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at 11:29 am | Permalink
  44. Meghan wrote:

    Thanks so much! It was pretty tasty, too!

    Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at 3:49 pm | Permalink
  45. Lou wrote:

    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?

    Monday, July 14, 2008 at 12:35 pm | Permalink
  46. Lou wrote:

    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.

    Friday, July 18, 2008 at 9:34 pm | Permalink
  47. Meghan wrote:

    It IS easy! I think it’s best if you eat it the night you make it, rather than as leftovers, though.

    Saturday, July 19, 2008 at 12:02 am | Permalink
  48. 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.

    Thursday, September 18, 2008 at 12:35 pm | Permalink
  49. Gemma wrote:

    Cute frosting idea! Carrot (cup)cake is my favorite.

    Monday, March 23, 2009 at 9:05 am | Permalink
  50. Andrew wrote:

    I’m gonna go ahead and confirm that these were excellent cupcakes.

    Monday, March 23, 2009 at 9:50 am | Permalink
  51. Jasmin wrote:

    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).

    Yum!

    Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at 4:32 am | Permalink
  52. Gemma wrote:

    That looks delicious! I am happy to be entering salad season. This one is going on my list.

    Monday, April 20, 2009 at 11:09 am | Permalink
  53. Andrew wrote:

    Wait, you finished it off? I guess it’s time for me to take a stab at this recipe…

    Monday, April 20, 2009 at 11:25 am | Permalink
  54. Liz wrote:

    Oh! I need to make this tomorrow. Today’s lunch was totally disappointing.

    Monday, April 20, 2009 at 2:00 pm | Permalink
  55. Meghan wrote:

    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!

    Monday, April 20, 2009 at 2:05 pm | Permalink
  56. Gemma wrote:

    I agree, poached eggs are the best. Yours look perfectly cooked. Great photo.

    Monday, April 27, 2009 at 9:14 am | Permalink
  57. Elise wrote:

    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!

    Thursday, April 30, 2009 at 8:33 pm | Permalink
  58. Libby wrote:

    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!

    Saturday, June 27, 2009 at 10:38 pm | Permalink
  59. Jaun Millalonco wrote:

    Just wanted to say great job with the blog, today is my first visit here and I’ve enjoyed reading your posts so far :)
    Juan

    Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at 3:29 pm | Permalink
  60. Richelle wrote:

    mmmmm
    how about bringing some of this over to my house next time?

    Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 9:25 pm | Permalink
  61. Andrew wrote:

    this was very good- i ate a close approximation for lunch today.

    Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 3:40 pm | Permalink
  62. reda in los angeles wrote:

    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 :)

    Friday, July 31, 2009 at 12:29 am | Permalink
  63. Angela Sadova wrote:

    Thank you for sharing such a practical and most likely

    delicious recipe with the rest of us! Thanks again, Angela.

    Sunday, August 16, 2009 at 9:09 pm | Permalink
  64. 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.

    Friday, September 25, 2009 at 2:32 pm | Permalink
  65. Richelle wrote:

    so proud of your running.
    i’m a little bit wishy washy about the canning this year. feeling tired…

    Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 1:16 pm | Permalink
  66. Richelle wrote:

    Yum! I will make this minus the sausage!

    Sunday, November 1, 2009 at 9:53 am | Permalink
  67. Sarah KJ wrote:

    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.

    Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Permalink
  68. Richelle wrote:

    I love it when you blog! do it more! do it more! also, please invite us over for the aforementioned pizza!

    Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 6:34 pm | Permalink
  69. Meghan wrote:

    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!

    Sunday, February 28, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Permalink
  70. Beth wrote:

    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.

    Sunday, February 28, 2010 at 5:49 pm | Permalink
  71. Aaand, you’re back on the blogroll. I’m so psyched to see you online, House Spouse!

    Monday, March 1, 2010 at 10:21 am | Permalink
  72. 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.

    Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Permalink
  73. Andrew wrote:

    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.

    Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 8:03 am | Permalink
  74. reda wrote:

    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!

    Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 12:32 pm | Permalink
  75. Rosalyn E., Los Angeles, CA wrote:

    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. :)

    Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Permalink
  76. Meghan wrote:

    Hi Rosalyn, Thanks so much for the encouragement!

    Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Permalink
  77. Really like your posts – as a kindred chicken addict I’ll be back!

    Friday, March 12, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Permalink
  78. Richelle wrote:

    Love Nightwood! We went this summer (maybe fall…I forgot) and it was so great! Tell Andrew I said “happy birthday!”

    Friday, March 19, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Permalink
  79. Heather wrote:

    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. :)

    Friday, March 19, 2010 at 5:05 pm | Permalink
  80. Meghan wrote:

    Um, yes I will take your extra pasta maker! And, I’m looking forward to going back to Nightwood. Just name the night!

    Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 4:52 pm | Permalink
  81. Andrew wrote:

    The blueberry plants are just the tip of the iceberg.

    Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Permalink
  82. 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…

    Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Permalink
  83. gemma wrote:

    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!

    Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Permalink
  84. gemma wrote:

    Your pasta photo looks way better than mine. Nice work. Glad you liked it!

    Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Permalink
  85. Kelly Kohlhaas wrote:

    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!

    Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 9:48 pm | Permalink
  86. Nadia wrote:

    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!

    Friday, April 16, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Permalink
  87. Andrew wrote:

    I’d love to see some of your character trading cards- any chance we could recreate some?

    Thursday, May 6, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Permalink
  88. Eileen Reilly wrote:

    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.

    Thursday, May 6, 2010 at 6:10 pm | Permalink
  89. Andrew wrote:

    these were quite delish. does this mean you’ll be making these this weekend?

    Friday, May 7, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Permalink
  90. Meghan wrote:

    This is the weekend I give up coffee, remember? You should be glad if I’m making it out of bed.

    Friday, May 7, 2010 at 5:22 pm | Permalink
  91. Meghan wrote:

    Andrew – I’d love to try and recreate those character profiles. It was so fun.

    Eileen – Thanks for the motivation!

    Friday, May 7, 2010 at 5:25 pm | Permalink
  92. This just to cheer you on. On! On!

    Friday, May 7, 2010 at 10:53 pm | Permalink
  93. Andrew wrote:

    I’d like to note that these amazing photos were NOT taken by me. Props to Meghan!

    Sunday, May 9, 2010 at 11:23 am | Permalink
  94. Donna wrote:

    What a wonderful memory! And yes, we do like our sweets and salt. And the delicious biscuits! I’m loving your blog.

    Monday, May 10, 2010 at 10:01 pm | Permalink
  95. Donna wrote:

    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!

    Monday, May 10, 2010 at 10:04 pm | Permalink
  96. Hang in there!! I love reading your thoughts every day, so…keep writing!

    Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 7:53 am | Permalink
  97. gemma wrote:

    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!

    Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 9:34 am | Permalink
  98. Andrew wrote:

    Also good for a semi-detox…

    Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 9:40 pm | Permalink
  99. Meghan wrote:

    Thanks, Gemma. I’m kind of over it already, but it’s a good practice I think. Thanks for the encouragement!

    Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 10:21 pm | Permalink
  100. Hi Meghan-
    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.

    Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 9:29 am | Permalink
  101. Meghan wrote:

    Thanks guys. I’m hoping to have a resurgence of energy after a few days off work.

    Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 9:31 am | Permalink
  102. Andrew wrote:

    Best segue ever!

    Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 11:10 pm | Permalink
  103. gemma wrote:

    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.

    Friday, May 14, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Permalink
  104. 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!

    Monday, May 17, 2010 at 9:57 am | Permalink
  105. Karen wrote:

    My daughter and i were just talking about doing this yesterday! We will try it tonight! Thanks.

    Thursday, July 8, 2010 at 9:12 am | Permalink

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