Monthly Archives: May 2009

Miyake Celebration

To celebrate my new job (!!), M and I went out for sushi at Miyake. We’d never been there before and heard it’s the best sushi in town. Miyake is BYOB (and there’s a market that sells beer, wine, and … Continue reading

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Fiddlehead Ferns

As soon as the Fiddleheads appeared at the Farmer’s market, I snatched some up, only to be at a loss as to what to do with them… Since I come from the Land of No Fiddleheads, this was my first … Continue reading

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Pizza Night

Love that Portland Pie Company’s pie dough is available at the grocery store. This time, I tried their beer dough, and didn’t really notice a ‘beer-y’ flavor. Maybe I was just blown away by all the awesome toppings we used! … Continue reading

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AmeriCorps Week

This week (May 9-16th) is AmeriCorps week! I had a great AmeriCorps experience last summer and encourage you to check out your options if you are at all considering it. President Obama just increased the federal funding to the AmeriCorps … Continue reading

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Blue Spoon

Dinner out Friday night was our first time at Blue Spoon at 89 Congress Street, in the East End. To start, we ordered a bottle of Notro, a Sangiovese from Argentina ($18) and the Eggplant Dip. The waitress described it … Continue reading

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I was inspired to make ratatouille by the eggplant that was threatening to spoil in my refrigerator. I’ve always meant to make ratatouille, but I had it in my head that it was hard to make. But this recipe turns … Continue reading

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A Return to the Land of Pleasant Living

Back in Maryland, baybee! Two must haves: steamed crabs and Natty Boh. Aww yeah.

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