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Howard County Restaurant Weeks July 24 – August 7, 2017

It’s the (other) most wonderful time of the year! It’s Howard County Summer Restaurant Weeks! (And that other most wonderful time of the year happens to be Winter…

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I personally see no significant difference between a lobster and, say, a giant Madagascar hissing cockroach … I do not eat lobsters, although I once had a close…

This 5-ingredient blueberry cucumber salad is the PERFECT quick, easy summertime side dish! Plump blueberries, crisp cucumber, and a light and zesty lemon-olive oil dressing! SO EASY!

5-Ingredient Blueberry Cucumber Salad (Recipe)

Oh, the zucchinis that have crossed my threshold over the past few weeks—there have been too many of them to count. That’s not a euphemism—we’ve had at least…

Free Summer Meals for Children in Howard County

I have a confession to make. This may shock some of you, who know me as the gal who knows how to pronounce “quinoa” and “kamut” and gushes…

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I love chocolate cake for breakfast. It sets me up for the day. A little decadence is good for the soul. — Peggy, in Menna van Praag’s The House…

plum cucumber salsa

Fresh and Spicy Plum Cucumber Salsa (Recipe)

My home has been inundated with fresh fruits and vegetables. As part of my “I’m short one organ so I’d better get my ass in gear” healthy eating…

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It was not her sex appeal but the obvious relish with which she devoured the hamburger that made my pulse begin to hammer with excitement. — Ray Kroc

Paralysis by Analysis: When All the Information Still Isn’t Enough

I can tell you lots of things. Lots and lots and lots of things. About how digestion works, about the gut microbiome, about how the gallbladder works (or…

strawberry shortcake with lemon whipped cream and strawberry-lavender-balsamic reduction

Strawberry Shortcake with Lemon Whipped Cream and Strawberry-Lavender-Balsamic Reduction (Recipe)

{We’re almost exactly a month in to my New Normal. My new, gallbladder-less existence. Things are going better than expected, food-wise. Physically, I’ve been frustrated — despite the…

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Grilling is like sunbathing. Everyone knows it’s bad for you but no one ever stops doing it. — Laurie Colwin

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Always eat grapes downward — that is, always eat the best grapes first; in this way there will be none better left on the bunch, and each grape…

Getting Stoned, Part Five: The Slightly Naughty Rabbit

{Two weeks ago I was cut into and poked and prodded and a part of me was taken out. This is the story of those two weeks, as…

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Once at least in the life of every human, whether he be brute or trembling daffodil, comes a moment of complete gastronomic satisfaction. It is, I am sure,…

Getting Stoned, Part Four: A Foodie Goes Under the Knife

Are you wet yet? From all of my tears coursing through the interwebs and through your screen and onto you? No? Okay, just give it a minute. You…

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The artichoke above all is a vegetable expression of civilised living, of the long view, of increasing delight by anticipation and crescendo. No wonder it was once regarded…