Category Archives: Gardening

Not to be a corporate shill, but you should totally..

..try the Nutribullet. Like any self-respecting American, I was up late watching infomercials not too long ago, when this juice extracting device caught my eye. It spoke to me on a few different levels.   1) I typically drink a … Continue reading

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Coming to terms with stuff..

It’s been a while since I posted anything. I’d love to say that I was on an epic journey of self-discovery, or on a wild sabbatical learning how to live off the land.. but in actuality, I moved back home … Continue reading

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Tomato Basil Soup and Grilled Cheese: When Persistence, Perseverance, and Nagging Prevails.

Two nights ago I committed the ULTIMATE faux pas. I ate leftovers when I got home from work and had the majority of the meat. When Confluent Boyfriend came home, he went for the leftovers too. At that time he discovered … Continue reading

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Alfredo… You’re doing it wrong.

Last week a couple of co-workers were talking about food (so naturally my ears perked up) and how to construct a proper alfredo. It got me to thinking about alfredo, and how I used to think that I didn’t like … Continue reading

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Salad Week – Day 7: Pasta Salad

In honor of the long weekend and Labor Day, I thought I’d do something a little barbque-ish. I chopped some squash, zucchini, asparagus, broccoli, carrot and tomato. Add cooked macaroni, and a mayo based dresssing.   The veggies and pasta … Continue reading

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Salad Week – Day 6: Cobb Salad of Laziness

  Last night’s salad was probably the easiest so far.. shred some cheddar, chop some lettuce, tomato, and mushroom. Combine with some ranch dressing and some premade chicken tenders. Add cooked, chopped bacon.. and voila. It only took about 10 … Continue reading

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Portabello Mushroom Ravioli in a Smoked Gouda Cream Sauce

.. so about salad week.. what had happened was.. that the weather broke a little bit and also I got a new attachment for my kitchen aid mixer.. the pasta sheet maker!  As you may have remembered from previous posts.. … Continue reading

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Salad Week – Day 5: Chicken Salad

I am back after another brief, busy hiatus. I’d like to say I’ve been busy in the kitchen but that would be a super big lie. .. It’s still a bit warm so I am in kitchen avoidance mode. I … Continue reading

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Salad Week – Day 4: Sometimes Lettuce Just Isn’t Enough

After a somewhat mediocre lunch of sliced mango and string cheese, I felt like a salad just wasn’t gonna cut it. I am still fully commited to my ‘not gonna get fast food crap if I can cook at home’ … Continue reading

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Salad Week – Day 3: Taco Salad

Any thoughts of eating healthy are essentially out the window tonight. Day 3.. the day of the taco salad is upon us.  I pulled an Aunt Sandy and purchased taco bowls because.. it’s hot as hell in my apartment and … Continue reading

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