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Roasted Tomato Soup with Bacon, Cheese & Orzo

Roasted Tomato Soup with Bacon, Cheese & Orzo

My meager pot of tomato plants has finished producing and been cut back to a few stalks jutting from the dark soil they’ve been planted in since May, waiting for me to pull them up.  But I’m lucky to have friends whose plants are still […]

Boston Butter Lettuce Salad with Avocado, Corn, & Tomatoes

Boston Butter Lettuce Salad with Avocado, Corn, & Tomatoes

One of the things my husband will tell you I ask him is whether he’s had anything green during the day.  He’s fairly patient with this interrogation because he’s intelligent and knows that ultimately, regardless of what he eats, there have to be vegetables in […]

Breakfast Salad with Poached Egg and Prosciutto

Breakfast Salad with Poached Egg and Prosciutto

I’m at that place I’m so familiar with–the place where it seems as if I’m floating on a river lazily making its way to a point in the distance.  I could swim and get to wherever there is more quickly, or I can do what I’m doing–floating.  Knowing time will pass,  I’ll get there.

And then I snap out of it.  Like this morning.

Eight days before we leave for the UK.  Eight. After months and months of planning every single tiny detail, eight days will fly by and as much as I’ve questioned and searched and adjusted to make sure everything is perfect, I swear I’ve forgotten something.  My husband has indulged my sometimes nightly litany of hairsplitting with gentle logic and comments of support.

I’m sure everything will be fine, he tells me.  The other vacations you’ve planned have been great.

Yes, but…

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Fresh Corn and Tomato Pie

Fresh Corn and Tomato Pie

Fresh Corn and Tomato Pie It’s been a couple of weeks since my youngest headed off to college, and it’s become very apparent that tailoring my cooking portions down by a third is not going to be as easy as I first thought.  Let’s discuss […]

Bittman Salad 13:  Strawberries and Tomatoes

Bittman Salad 13: Strawberries and Tomatoes

  I’m pleased to say that I’m on a roll with Mark Bittman’s “101 Simple Salads for the Season” and surprisingly ahead of my original plan.  My twelve-page print out from the New York Times, as many of my other cookbooks, is beginning to look […]