Espresso Steak Salad

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You’ll have to forgive me as it’s possible that over the next 4 or so weeks, I’ll most likely start every post with, “When we were in Florida on vacation…” Just saying it now. When we were in Florida on vacation, we spent a handful of afternoons in the historic part of downtown St. Augustine, […]

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Garden Pasta with Seared Shrimp

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After a rental car trip from St. Augustine to Jacksonville, 2 flights with a stop in Dallas, a shuttle bus to our car in the economy parking lot, and the half hour treck to our house, we made it home. Tired, sunburned and one of us with a broken toe due to surfing (not me) […]

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We’re back!

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We’re back! And boy oh boy, have we found ourselves a luscious garden. I’ll share more soon, but for now, to prepare a simple garden dinner and keep Aaron away from peeling my sunburned skin. Too much?

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Mediterranean Barley Toss

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Gorgeous. Day. The sort of day perfect for a run, a smidge of yard work, reading a book outdoors, thrifting tank tops for upcoming beach vacation, and a nap. While the nap has yet to happen, I’m sure it will be lovely when it gets here. I guess by then it will be called sleep. […]

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Thai Chicken Salad

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Wow, what a day for the books, huh? Half the country spent the afternoon huddled under stairs in their basements. Oprah had her final episode and the world stopped in their tracks to view it. American Idol will pick a new winner, launching a career for a ripe youngin’ into superstardom. I washed my hair. […]

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Slow-Roasted Tomato Pasta

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I’m not gonna lie to you. I never got out of my robe today. I knoooow, I knoooow. I have an excuse though! It rained all day. What, not good enough? Let’s see, what about this: all my house work was done? Um, okay. What about: I needed to slow-roast tomatoes today, and that required […]

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Seared Ahi Tuna with Asparagus

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I remember when I first moved to Kansas City, Aaron giddily drug me around to a gajillion restaurants, introducing my face to all kinds of new tastes and textures. I’d be embarrassed to admit what I’d not eaten before moving here, so let’s just pretend that I told you and you gasped and I was […]

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