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Blue Palate: Edible finds around the world

October 10, 2013

What would you eat in Paris if you could only spend 10 euros? Would you buy a baguette, a wedge of cheese, some fruit and a cheap bottle of wine and picnic around the city? Would you search for the cheapest hole-in-the-wall creperie? Or maybe a side-street boulangerie? Blue Palate blossomed out of my love […]

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Your refrigerator is not a compost bin

June 2, 2012

You had wonderful plans for the pound of broccolini and two bunches of spinach you bought at the farmer’s market, but now it’s 10 days week later and the once lively vegetables are beginning to slowly compost in the crisper.  A few busy days turned into a busy week, and the Thai stir fry and […]

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I never thought I’d love you, Grocery Outlet

May 10, 2012

My little brother has a nickname for it: Gross Out. He has a point. Outlets are one of the places commodities go before they die, not a place to find fresh, wholesome food. It’s a place are where companies send their surplus of hotel and hospital food. It’s a place for the expiring but slightly […]

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A plate of peas for 2012

January 1, 2012

My husband Peter has a saying: “Whatever you do on the first day of the year, you’ll do the rest of the year.” In the past, my New Year’s Day often included a greasy hangover breakfast and bloody marys. Not necessarily what I want to be eating for the rest of the year. More recently, […]

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How to feel fancypants

October 23, 2011

Last night I prepared one of the most gourmet dinners I have prepared in a very long time. It was incredibly fancypants. What’s really wonderful about this highbrow meal is I spent about 10 minutes preparing it and the cost was under $5. Pizza. Simple, glorious pizza. It was the ingredients that made it fancy. […]

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