SOS November Ingredient Reveal!

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[No, my computer isn't fixed yet.  But since this post was all ready to go anyway, I figured I'd let you all in on the SOS Ingredient reveal.  Enjoy!] Happy November!  It’s the beginning of the month, which means it’s also time for a new SOS Kitchen Challenge ingredient reveal! Your posts last month all […]

SOS October 2011: Autumn Fruit Crumble

I grew up in a home where my two sisters and I learned to bake before our birthdays hit the double digits. Before we learned to read, before we wore a training bra, before we could drive a car, we were baking.  As young as four or five, we’d be enlisted to help stir a […]

SOS for October 2011: We’re Back (and Ingredient Reveal)!

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Welcome back to our very first SOS Kitchen Challenge of the new season!  After a slightly protracted summer break, Kim and I are back in fine form with our monthly event that asks you to cook up either sweet or savory recipes using a featured ingredient.  Many thanks to all of you who’ve been asking […]

SOS Carob: Carob Refrigerator Cookies

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I hope everyone had (or is still having) a great Mother’s Day today!  Behold what I found on the mantelpiece this morning: Yep, for the first time ever, this year I received a card from The Girls.  I guess that hinting  cajoling  begging  having temper tantrums being a loving partner all year really paid off! [What […]

SOS Kitchen Challenge for May: Ingredient Reveal–and Anniversary Giveaway!

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Welcome to another month and another round of the SOS Kitchen Challenge! After posting April’s roundup, Kim and I realized that the SOS Kitchen Challenge is now a year old. Our first challenge in April 2010 featured the beet, and we’ve been on a roll ever since.  Many thanks to all of YOU for continuing to […]

SOS Kitchen Challenge for April: Asparagus Recipe Roundup!

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This past month, Kim and I chose Asparagus as our SOS Kitchen Challenge key ingredient, and set out a true “kitchen challenge”: could anyone actually come up with a (tasty) sweet asparagus-based recipe? Well, I’m thrilled to report that several of you rose to the challenge quite admirably! The asparagus recipes flowed in all month, […]

April in the Raw: Shaved Asparagus Salad and Lemon Poppyseed Bars

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[Raw Frosted Lemon-Poppyseed Bars–heavenly!] Whew–where has the last week gone? Between end-of-term marking and a long holiday weekend, it’s been pretty busy here in the DDD household.  I hope you all enjoyed a stellar Passover and/or Easter holiday! This year, the HH and I celebrated both holidays, first with friends (we were invited to two seders this year) and […]

SOS Asparagus: Andalusian Asparagus*

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*Or, would a Synstylae smell sweeter? A couple of days ago I was sent a tweet by someone who had noticed my email signature (“Ricki Heller, PhD, RHN”) and commented on my doctorate degree (I guess she hadn’t realized I have a PhD).  The funny part is that I usually consider people who call themselves “Dr.” with […]

SOS April Ingredient Reveal!

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It’s April–which means the cruelest month  love is in the air another SOS Kitchen Challenge! This month, with so many of us thinking about spring and green shoots finally making their way toward the sky, Kim and I have chosen an ingredient that is itself a harbinger of spring.  With its lively green hue and […]

SOS Adzuki Beans: The Roundup

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Here it is again, the start of another month. That means it is also the end of another SOS Kitchen Challenge (and I’m not foolin’!).  In March, Kim and I featured none other than the delicious and nutritious adzuki bean. Our readers were inspired by both the sweet and savory possibilities, and delivered a multitude of delicious-looking […]

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