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Valerie Kolligian Thayer

Recipes

Tomato Bulgur Soup

By On March 19, 2020

Thank you to everyone for your wonderful comments on my Armchair Travel post last week.  They really made my day and I appreciate each and every one of them. I’d also like… Read More

Travel

Armchair Travel

By On March 12, 2020

I have found it necessary to take interim breaks from the onslaught of information coming at us about the Coronavirus especially this past week. It is a difficult time with everyone struggling… Read More

Recipes

Cashew Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

By On March 5, 2020

During the month of January, I (mostly) followed a whole 30 program.  I say mostly because I did allow myself to enjoy half and half in my morning coffee.  Priorities.  I like… Read More

Dining & Reviews

Orfano

By On February 20, 2020

Oh dear.  It’s rare that my reviews coincide with The Boston Globe’s.  However, the infamous Devra First, whose intensely poetic write-ups are both enviable and annoying, has reviewed Orfano this past week… Read More

Recipes

Cookie Decorating Class

By On February 13, 2020

This past week, I was invited to participate in an exceptionally fun and inspiring cookie decorating class at a friend’s home.  I thought I would share it with you for today’s post!… Read More

Recipes

Life Alive Organic Cafe

By On February 6, 2020

As I drove into Boston a few weeks ago, my mind drifted to the homemade cashew milk that was sitting in my fridge.  What was I going to do with the tasty… Read More

Recipes

Alison Roman’s One-Pot Chicken with Dates and Caramelized Lemon

By On January 23, 2020

Do you need another roast chicken recipe in your repertoire?  This question consumed me as I considered whether the recipe I prepared for our Sunday supper this past weekend was blog worthy.… Read More

Recipes

Sheet Pan Salmon Fajitas

By On January 16, 2020

Family dinners are a thing again in my household.  Not every night, but let’s just say I have temporarily retired my “cooking for two” repertoire. It’s funny because when our girls were… Read More

Recipes

Coconut Date Balls

By On January 9, 2020

Happy New Year! How is everyone?  Did you enjoy your holidays?  Is your house put back together yet?  I have to admit that while our tree is down, there are still some… Read More

Outside the Kitchen

It’s a Wrap, 2019!

By On December 26, 2019

It’s the day after Christmas and the house is quiet.  Sleepyheads are still in bed while others have left the building in pursuit of fresh air.  I’m on my second cup of… Read More

Recipes

Slow-Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

By On December 12, 2019

Thank you for the lovely comments on my post last week about our trip to the Cotswolds! It was fun to write it up and relive a fun weekend in the English… Read More

Travel

The Cotswolds

By On December 5, 2019

Our extended family spent the Thanksgiving holiday in London this year which was super fun.  At the height we were 12 strong, including our 5-week old great nephew who is the best… Read More