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January 7, 2011

We’ve moved!

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For all the latest and greatest 2sisters2cities posts, please check out our new home: 2sisters2cities.com

-k&m

January 6, 2011

Winter Warmer Recipe: Tropical Fruit Salad

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Since we are in midst of winter with no end in sight, I decided to make a tropical fruit salad today.  This recipe is super easy, but will help beat out some of the winter doldrums!

Tropical Fruit Salad

Ingredients:
-3 kiwis
-1 mango
-2 oranges
-1 tablespoon honey

Peel and slice up the fruit.

Put the fruit in a bowl and stir in the honey.

Sit back and enjoy your tropical fruit salad.  Close your eyes and picture yourself on a warm island somewhere!  (And tune out all meteorologists who keep talking about two upcoming snow storms.)

-m

2010 in review

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The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 4,600 times in 2010. That’s about 11 full 747s.

 

In 2010, there were 97 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 106 posts. There were 190 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 398mb. That’s about 4 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was March 11th with 475 views. The most popular post that day was The MBTA #9 Bus is Not Your Private Town Car.

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Some visitors came searching, mostly for herb garden, 2 sisters 2 cities, poco proof press for sale, hobby letterpress, and poco proof press.

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The MBTA #9 Bus is Not Your Private Town Car March 2010
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About 2sisters December 2009
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5 Fun Bridal Shower Gift Tips March 2010
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Quinoa with Roasted Garlic, Tomatoes, and Spinach July 2010

January 5, 2011

No-Knead Artisan Bread

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Edited from earlier post- sorry for any confusion!

Baby T and I have headed to my parents’ house early for the Christmas holiday so his nanna and grandpa could spend some quality time with him. Husband M will be joining us later this week- presumably well rested after a few baby-free night! Last night, my mom, sister M, and I enjoyed a ladies night in meal- soup, salad, and delicious artisan bread! The bread was so crusty and tasty- I loved it.

My mom’s decorator had shared this no-knead artisan bread with her and had told her how easy it was to make. After a little more research and experimenting, my mom has come up with the following recipe:

No-Knead Artisan Bread:

Ingredients:
-1/4 tsp yeast
-1 and a 1/2 cup warm water
-3 cups flour
-1 and 1/2 tsp salt

Combine the yeast and warm water. In a separate bowl, mix the flour and salt together. Add the yeast and water mixture to the flour mixture and combine. Cover with a dish towel and leave in bowl. Place the bowl in the oven (not on) or a warm place for 6-12 hours.

Take bowl out and preheat oven to 425 degrees,  as well as an enamel cast iron steel pan (such as Le Creuset). Once hot, toss in a small amount of flour to coat the pan then quickly throw in the dough.  Toss a little extra flour on top of the dough.

Re-cover dough immediately with the pot cover and put in oven. Leave cover on for 30-40 minutes depending on how crispy you would like the bread (the less you keep the cover on, the more crispy it will be. Bake for a total of 45 minutes. Remove the pan from oven, take bread out of pan, and put bread on cooling rack. Wait 30 minutes before slicing. Delicious served with olive oil!

I will definitely be trying this out at my house soon. This is one of those recipes that could easily be made on a work day as well if you did the first few steps in the morning and allowed the bread to rise while you were at work. I am looking forward to a week of delicious meals and hope to share some additional recipes soon!

-m

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