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Marisa Olsen
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Come Visit Me at GirlLovesFood.net
Dear readers, If you haven't heard by now, I have a new site. Please visit me at GirlLovesFood.net. Cheers! Marisa

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Five of my Faves
I recently wrote a post for Taste Trekkers, a travel food blog, about a few of my favorite Downtown New York City restaurant. Read my choices here . 

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It Happened: Blue Hill at Stone Barns
Well I can cross out one item off of my bucket list. Thanks to a generous gift from fellow Connecticut College alum, Will and I dined at Blue Hill at Stone Barns this past weekend.  I purposely didn't capture many photos, as I didn't want picture-gathering ...

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Whole Wheat Rigatoni with Mustard Roasted Cauliflower and Chick Peas
So now that we are well into January, we're in the throes of post-holiday binges and healthy eating galore. As I look for healthy recipes, I find myself turning toward Gwyneth cookbooks. I found a roasted cauliflower with chickpea recipe, and decided to spi...

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I'm Looking for Ch-Ch-Change
Cheers to a new year. With each new year comes fresh thinking and renewed thoughts. I've been hemming and hawing about the blog. It could use some tweaking and brainstorming in new light. So, if you know of anyone looking for a side project dedicated to blo...

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Au Revoir, Asia + Hong Kong
Happy new year! We are back West safe and sound. Our trip to Asia was incredible. It provided us with new insight and appreciation for a part of the world we've never truly explored.  What an experience. Our first stop was a quick two-day stay in Hong Kong....

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Sunday Football: Braised Short Ribs
My Sunday was pretty cozy. Will and I vowed to make time for ourselves and avoid any major plans. Our day basically involved cookbook browsing, checking out our new bookstore Word , grocery shopping, and cooking, while watching Dexter. We watched a little f...

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And the Holidays have begun!
We just returned from the annual Christmas party hosted by my family friends in their gorgeous Brooklyn brownstone. It's really one of the parties of the season. Lot's of good friends, wine, and tons of delicious food. It's always fun catching up with loved...

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Thanksgiving Debrief
Well, by now we have all survived our first day back at work (hopefully). Like me, you're probably feeling a little puffy and full from carbo-overloading and wine gulping. We started our Thanksgiving day with bubbly and fine appetizers with my dear friend C...

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The Easiest Roasted Acorn Squash
Now that fall is officially here and there is definitely more than just a "nip" in the air, it's the perfect time to break into those sweet and delicious squashes that fill the buckets of farmers' markets. Here is a very simple roasted acorn squash to warm ...
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