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Nora
Westport, CT
I inherited a house. Now I live in it.
Interests: dog, being happy in my new/old house with my husband, trust me., and three neurotic cats. i have an unnatural love for folding warm laundry. that makes me sound way more domestic than i really am
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Yes. This is exactly how I feel. While I love being a mom (most of the time. sometimes not), I don't feel like it was my destiny to be one. It's not my identity and I very possibly could have lived a very happy life without a kid.
Toggle Commented Apr 25, 2013 on Born to Be at Thirty-Nine Candles
Editor's note: For our last week at Food Lush, I've asked the writers to share both a favorite post by another writer, from over the last three years, and a favorite post of their own. You'll see these posts linked to at the top of their new post for the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2013 at Food Lush
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By Nora I generally don't shop at Whole Foods regularly (because omigod i'd be broke), but I am here to admit that I am completely, utterly OBSESSED with their salad bar. It's becoming a problem. But honestly, as far as salad bars go, it's a work of art. I have... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2013 at Food Lush
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By Nora Hey, do you guys like dogs? Because my family is kind of dog-obsessed (we would have rescued like 10 dogs by now if we didn’t have some restraint), and in fact, we consider our two dogs members of our family, which any self-respecting dog owner should. And as... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2013 at Food Lush
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By Nora I just started a new job recently, and after working full-time from home for 4 years I now have to actually commute to an office 2 days a week and interact with other human beings (Boo-frickin-hoo, I know). Anyway, I realized pretty quickly that I was going to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2013 at Food Lush
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By Nora Guys, Christmas is less than a week away (I KNOW), and even thought I feel like i'm pretty much ready for it to be here, I always find myself scrambling on the 23rd looking for last minute gifts for people I may have forgotten about. So, I was... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2012 at Food Lush
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By Nora By now you're probaby either A) Freaking out that there's only 11 days left until Christmas; B) Sick of hearing about how there's only 11 days left until Christmas; or C) SO excited that there's only 11 days left until Christmas. Regardless of your answer, I imagine that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2012 at Food Lush
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By Nora I find that there are many food controversies out there, especially related to holiday food. Pumpkin or pecan pie? Should fruitcake be considered a cake? (NO. it should not even be considered.) Is it okay to cook the stuffing in the turkey? And then there's nog. People seem... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2012 at Food Lush
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By Nora My daughter goes to a Quaker preschool where they don't really make a big deal out of the holidays, especially the commercialism surrounding it. As a result, the teachers request that the kids not give them gifts, but if they want to, make something home/hand-made for them. Since... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2012 at Food Lush
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By Nora {Photo from foodnetwork.com} Okay guys, we are approaching very dangerous territory as I know that there are many, many ways one can cook a turkey, and so many people have VERY strong opinions on just how it should be done. It's amazing, really, all of the methods that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2012 at Food Lush
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By Nora Every year that I host Thanksgiving, I have the same dilemma. Every year I want to do something exciting and new for dessert, yet I am torn between wanting to experiment and going with the traditional Thanksgiving dessert items (apple and pumpkin pie) that I know everyone expects... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2012 at Food Lush
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By Nora To say I was excited to have the opportunity to interview Alex Guarnaschelli is an understatement. As any good foodie does, I watch the Food Network regularly, and Alex is one of the chefs whose shows I truly love watching. Whether it’s on The Cooking Loft or Alex’s... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2012 at Food Lush
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By Nora Hey, are you guys big Thanksgiving nerds like I am, and start thinking about/planning menus like WAY in advance of the actual holiday? As someone who loves to cook and feed her family, Thanksgiving is a sacred day, and thus I must prepare accordingly. Last year we spent... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2012 at Food Lush
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By Nora I am fairly obsessed with apple cider from about October 1st through the end of November. We have it in the fridge almost constantly. I love it cold, I love it hot, and I especially love it mulled and spiked on a chilly night in front of the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2012 at Food Lush
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By Nora I have been experiencing a real love/hate thing with Pinterest lately. While I love getting lost in it when I have nothing better to do with my time, some of the pins really aggravate me to the point of wanting to throw my laptop across the room. However,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2012 at Food Lush
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By Nora We are big fans of Fall around these parts (we are from New England, after all) and so once the cool weather rolls around, bring on Octoberfest (or Oktoberfest, if you are particular to the authentic German spelling). This, of course, means that we have many, many varieties... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2012 at Food Lush
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By Nora With fall quickly approaching (does anyone already have a crap-ton of leaves in their yard? what's up with that?), I thought I would get into the spirit of fall baking and dive into the Grandma recipe archives to try one I hadn't tried before. I had a giant... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2012 at Food Lush
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By Nora I’m a big reader. I love when I find a book that I can lose myself in. I find that the books that I love the most are the ones that often involve food in some way. Not that the plots have to be about food, but when... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2012 at Food Lush
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By Nora I am one of those people that when I have a dessert craving, it must be satisfied by any and all means necessary. And if that requires running to Baskin Robbins at 9:30 at night for Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream, then that's what happens. We are not... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2012 at Food Lush
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By Nora I don't know about you, but I have been at war with my spice jars for quite a long time now. I have SO many, and not enough space to house them. I used to have a spice rack on my counter, but I got sick of looking... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2012 at Food Lush
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By Nora As you may have read in his guest post a few weeks ago, my husband has some issues with bacon. However, I love it. The only issue I have is cooking it. The tastiest bacon is fried in a pan in its own fat, but that’s a very... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2012 at Food Lush
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By Nora When I got engaged over six years ago and started putting together my wedding registry, I thought it was very important to have a large assortment of wine glasses so that I when I "entertained" I would not be judged for serving chardonnay in a pinot noir glass.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2012 at Food Lush
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By Nora During the summer, i'd say that we grill our dinner four out of seven days a week. However, it does get difficult to come up with new, exciting recipes for the grill other than the standard steak and burger fare. I had been wanting to try to grill... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2012 at Food Lush
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By Nora I can't remember when I first discovered these light crunchy snacks, but the fact is I DID find them and they're now in my life and they're not leaving any time soon. But here's the problem. They come in either small, lunch-sized packages that have about 8 chips... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2012 at Food Lush
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By Nora I actually live in Westport, which is in a cluster of other small towns in southwestern Connecticut that are about an hour or so from New York City. Wilton is one of our neighboring towns, and only about 2 miles away from my house. It's all very New... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2012 at Food Lush