Category Archives: travel

Another cider, another cheese, another trip to Virginia

Almost a year to the day later, I found myself back in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of central Virginia, ready for a girls’ weekend filled with horse races, vineyards, and general debauchery while visiting Sadie at the University of Virginia.  First … Continue reading

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Peach brown butter buckle

  I guess it’s time to get back to reality.  After nearly a week in Bermuda and a quick weekend trip to the idyllic Squam Lake in Holderness NH, it is time to buckle down.  Sorry.  Couldn’t resist.  I recently heard someone … Continue reading

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Key lime birthday cake with candied citrus rind

We recently celebrated my husband’s birthday.  Of the five birthdays we’ve spent together as a couple, the majority of them have come and gone with a memorable story.  A few months into our relationship, I gave Dane tickets to the Red Sox for … Continue reading

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Ultimate winter meal: cheese fondue

One crucial part of my food development is the five months I spent in Grenoble, France during my junior year in college.  As a matter of fact, it is where I met the one and only Lady Gouda, our friendship cemented over many, many meals.  Grenoble … Continue reading

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Thai-style chicken legs and peanut udon noodles

After a weekend of turkey, rich cheeses, and slice upon slice of apple pie, I started this week off with a trip to Southeast Asia.  Just kidding.  In my mind, I returned to this beach known as Ao Phra Nang in southern Thailand.  I was lucky … Continue reading

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Homage to Thomas Jefferson’s vegetables, and bok choy salad

One thing this blog has demonstrated is that when a week or so goes by and I haven’t produced many exciting, blog-worthy meals, I get antsy.  Even before Eating the Rind was born, if I cooked simple, no-brainer meals a few nights … Continue reading

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