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Life in Lowell, Massachusetts, USA


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

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Fennel & Carrot Slaw

Carrot & Fennel Slaw

Seeing as summer is almost over, I should tell you about the best slaw ever.  What makes it the best slaw ever?  Fennel, one of my favorite flavors, and a lack of mayonnaise.  Oh, it’s easy too. Continue reading