Art is the Handmaid of Human Good

Life in Lowell, Massachusetts, USA

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Terrible Name, Tasty Dish

Penne alla Vodka

Easy, quick, pantry-friendly, and perfect for a weeknight. Oh, it’s reeeeeally delicious and makes great leftovers. What more could you ask for? Continue reading



The Best Lentil Soup Ever

Lentil Soup

That is not hyperbole. It’s the honest truth; Gist and I love this soup so much that I have made a big pot of it every week for the past month and a half for us to bring to work for lunch.  So good!

Day 38 - Monday, February 8th 2010

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Pasta with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Hazelnuts

Pasta with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Hazelnuts

I love Brussels sprouts but Gist has long complained that she hates them. This recipe (and some prodding to actually try them from our pro-Brussels sprouts friends, Jill and Jason) convinced her otherwise. Continue reading


Caramelized Balsamic Vinaigrette

Caramelized Balsamic Vinaigrette

There’s only one word for Brie (or any cheese) topped with this vinaigrette – YUMMMMMMMM!  In the recipe description in Vegetarian Planet, Didi Emmons mentions that its “flavor threw me straight into food heaven.”  I couldn’t have said it better myself! Continue reading