Carousel of Pantry Progress

July 17, 2014
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I like to buy a lot of things in bulk (if you’ve ever been to Sprouts, Whole Foods, or Erewhon, you understand).  Our pantry has become quite hideous, overrun with plastic bags/twist ties.  That’s why this FoodStore Carousel (a gift from Joseph Joseph) was such a welcome addition. I’ll spare you the before/after photos (especially […]

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Fred Segal Mauro Cafe

July 16, 2014
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Inside Fred Segal on Melrose is Mauro Cafe. I met up with Emily this morning, who invited me in to check out their breakfast. Perfect Brioche Buns… …Scrambled Eggs… …Smoked Salmon, with Cucumbers… …two runny poached eggs… …and a choice of fruit or salad. They also have a full lunch menu, weekend brunch, and dinner on […]

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Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes

July 15, 2014
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I usually bake my sweet potatoes in large batches, but in the summertime, I choose to ignore the oven. Crockpot, who knew you were my year-round buddy?  Scrub the potatoes clean, pierce them with a fork, wrap in foil, and slow cook on low for 6-8 hours. Eat with maple butter… …or mash it up! […]

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Don’t Worry Be Happy

July 14, 2014
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Does anyone want to punch me in the face right now for writing that?  The truth is, we all have our bad days.  I usually allow myself to wallow for a while, but when I’m ready to cheer up, I am often left with the feeling of “How?” Lately, I started making a list of […]

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Puzzles and Pretzels

July 13, 2014
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Remember when magician David Kwong blew my mind at a dinner hosted by Susan Orlean last year?  He’s on the front page of TED today – and you can watch some of his genius in this talk. No crossword for me today (who am I kidding, any day) but maybe one of you can figure […]

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