Goodbye 2009

Posted December 31, 2009

I’m a big fan of New Year’s Eve. I’m a fan of the little push it provides to review the last 12 months and plan all the new things to do in the next year. I’ve been super lucky in…

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Thanksgiving 2009 Photos

Posted November 28, 2009

Woke to a foggy Thanksgiving morning, a great misty view from our back porch. (Brief update: This photo collection won the Thanksgiving Photo Challenge on Food52 last week! The collections were so awesome so I was surprised and excited to…

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Peace Before Thanksgiving

Posted November 21, 2009

My girlfriend Lise snapped this photo of the hubby, the dog and me last weekend. Every time I peek at it, I remember that walk along Singing Beach in Manchester, MA. Remnants of a hurricane had created rocky seas and…

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Old-Fashioned Valentine’s Day

Posted February 11, 2009

I’m having an old fashioned Valentine’s Day this year. We won’t be solo, but will enjoy the otherwise silly holiday with some great friends who know what Valentine’s Day is all about — showing off how much you love your…

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Thanksgiving Dinner Menu & Recipes

Posted November 19, 2008

Thanksgiving is next week and I’m frantic finalizing my menu, shopping lists and plan of attack. Twenty people will converge on Chez Maggie, with many staying over night, so there’s no time for silliness; each night this week has a…

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July 4th Menu Includes Tomato Bruschetta…

Posted July 4, 2008

Happy Independence Day! I love today. I love waking up early to get to work, in the kitchen. At 8am, I practically ran to the kitchen, hitched on an apron and started boiling, cutting and marinating. Today’s menu was short…

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Summer Pizzas on the Grill

Posted June 25, 2008

A few weeks ago, I had a small event to celebrate the release of a small NYC movie. In addition to all those luscious cosmopolitans (recipe to come shortly), I decided to grill some pizzas before we buzzed up to…

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Easter Equals One Word = Lamb

Posted March 24, 2008

Easter can truly be summed up in that one word. Lamb. I apologize to all my vegan/vegetarian friends but I love fresh, local, all-natural lamb. On Saturday, we visited our farm to pick up our Easter meats – a smoked…

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