Rhubarb and Orange Compote

As the weather warms and locally-grown produce begins to arrive at our grocery stores and farmers’ markets, I feel like I am reuniting with old friends.  It has only been the last few years that I paid much attention to when various produce was in season.  Partially due to economics, in season foods are often less expensive. Partially due to…

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5 Pounds of Rhubarb!

Today I bought 5 pounds of rhubarb at the farmers’ market. I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am to start cooking things featuring this fabulous spring vegetable. That’s right it’s a vegetable! I have a few ideas tickling my brain but I thought it would be fun to poll the people. Dearest Readers, what would you make…

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Good Morning Muffins

Back in ye olde days, when I worked in an office, the coffee shop around the corner occasionally sold Morning Glory Muffins.  They were decadently moist, sweet, a little spicy, and huge.  Every so often I would treat myself to one and try to eat it over two days.  At the time I pretended it was better not to know how many…

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The Dirty Thirty 5k

Readers in the Seattle area I hope you will come out for this event!  Readers outside of the area mark your calendars to spend the day being active along with us.  Send pictures of your activity to [email protected]  I’ll try to feature everyone’s images on the blog the week after the event. Invitation! My thirtieth birthday is fast approaching! The…

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Happily (Still) Married!

Last Saturday was Mr. Second Helpings and my 5th wedding anniversary. We marked the day by re-exchanging our newly resized wedding rings. I don’t think we could have designed a nicer day. The sun shone warm and bright all day. I bustled around in the kitchen preparing a special meal while Mr. Second Helpings took The Little Helping out on some…

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