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Valerie Kolligian Thayer

Recipes

Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts

By On December 6, 2018

The year is quickly coming to a close which means there are just a few posts to fit in before I take my usual break to recharge my blogging batteries at the… Read More

Dining & Reviews

Amali New York City

By On November 29, 2018

In October, I traveled to Connecticut to share a few relaxing days with a group of women who I spend a lot of time with, especially during the summer months.  I love… Read More

Lifestyle

Much Ado About Something and Horiatiki Hummus

By On November 15, 2018

Thank you to everyone who commented on the blog last week or sent me a note.  Julie’s story touched many of you in different ways and it was unanimous that you all… Read More

Conversations

In Conversation with Julie Hagan of Turning Grace

By On November 6, 2018

I find it inspiring to speak with someone who has discovered what makes them excited to get up in the morning. If you have read anything about the Blue Zones (and I… Read More

Recipes

Skillet Roasted Chicken with Preserved Lemons and Olives

By On November 1, 2018

I just heard on the news that we should get ready for the Presidential 2020 campaign ads to start as soon as Wednesday of next week.  Can you stand it?  I wish… Read More

Dining & Reviews

Louisville, Kentucky

By On October 25, 2018

My husband and I recently spent a week in Kentucky and Tennessee as we continue the celebration of our 25th wedding anniversary.  Our anniversary was in May so we are really milking… Read More

Recipes

Comfort Food Round-Up

By On October 4, 2018

I am out of town this week so my cooking has been a bit limited as I have been largely on my own.  I am enjoying the quiet and being alone with… Read More

Recipes

Brussels Sprouts Cacio e Pepe Pizzettes

By On September 27, 2018

Back in February, Ina Garten posted a picture to her Instagram of a cacio e pepe brussels sprouts pizza that she enjoyed at Danny Meyer’s latest New York restaurant, Martina Pizzeria.  The… Read More

Dining & Reviews

The East Pole

By On September 13, 2018

This summer, I reached out to my Instagram followers to ask if anyone could recommend a restaurant or two either in mid-town or on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.  We were… Read More

Recipes

Ina’s Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

By On September 6, 2018

At the suggestion of my friend, Joan, I have been reading a book called The Comfort Food Diaries: My Quest for the Perfect Dish to Mend a Broken Heart, written by Emily… Read More

Dining & Reviews

Waypoint

By On August 23, 2018

I want to tell you about our visit last weekend to Waypoint! I have been trying to get to Michael Scelfo’s second Harvard Square establishment (Alden & Harlow being his first) since… Read More

Recipes

Za’atar Chicken with Lemon Yogurt

By On August 16, 2018

Planning a menu can be a real challenge, even for the most experienced cooks.  Finding delicious recipes to prepare is often the easy part.  But there is always the question of what… Read More