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Deirdre Reid
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Kale florets (or napini) is becoming a new favorite in this house. Slightly bitter and full of flavor, it reminds me a bit of broccoli stalks. Give it a try if you see any at the farmers market. ~~~ You may not have ever seen kale florets before unless…

Does anyone know of a talented document (graphic) designer in the DC area? Asking for a client. In addition to letting me know here, could you email me or let me know on Twitter (@deirdrereid). Thanks!

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A quick side dish that will even have your Brussels sprouts haters seeing the light. After all, how can you go wrong with bacon, onion, mushroom and red bell pepper? ~~~ Some dishes I take for granted, like this one. It’s pretty flexible. If you’re out of…

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Edit Your Stuff (and Your Life)

I wrote a post today on my other blog that will be helpful to anyone who has too much stuff, especially those of you who live in a small home or plan to move into a smaller home — Finding the Right Language (and Mindset) for Dealing with Our Stuff. This…

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While organizing my notes for my book on small home living, I kept running up against a word that bothered me—downsizing. I have pages of notes about downsizing. 13 pages—and I haven’t even explored the topic as much as I would like. It’s an important…

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Chard is one of my favorite greens. Unlike other greens, chard stems (and ribs) take well to sautéing. You can sauté the stems of other greens too, but many of them are woody and fibrous so you have to chop them very finely and cook them for a longer time…

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When you have a tiny bathroom, you have to get creative with storage. I love how Kelly at Eclectically Vintage uses an old wooden step ladder in the awkward space between the toilet and the pedestal sink. You could probably fit a tiny floor cabinet or…

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Homemade balsamic vinaigrette isn’t as sickening sweet as store-bought salad dressing and is really easy to make yourself. ~~~ I no longer buy salad dressing for myself because I’m making my own. I have three in my rotation: thousand island, northern…

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Spinach with garlic, raisins, pine nuts, and red pepper flakes might seem like a weird combination, but let me tell you, it’s absolutely terrific and quick to put together. ~~~ I’ve been making this dish forever. Where did I first discover it, I wonder.…

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A must read from Anna Caraveli for association professionals
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