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Basil, Chive, and Mustard Compound Butters : For Your Pantry

Compound butters are a great little condiment to keep in the freezer, all wrapped in wax paper and tucked into ziplock baggies. They’ll keep that way for a long time. Just slice off what you need and re-wrap and seal it. You can store them […]

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Farm Stand Blackberry Cornbread Buckle: #SundaySupper BBQ

Blackberry Cornbread Buckle summer cake recipe

I’ve had a hankering to make a blackberry buckle for a long time. Every since, in fact, I saw this recipe on Food52 for Blackberry Cornbread Buckle by janeofmanytrade. So, a couple of weeks ago when Carnivorous Maximus and I stopped by a farm stand in […]

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Eggplant Pesto Parmigiana Casserole: #Farmer’s Market Dinner

Recipe for slices of eggplant dipped in pesto and parmesan cheese, layered in a casserole with roasted tomato sauce and mozarella.

One of the things I’ve most enjoyed about blogging is getting to know people I may never meet. We food bloggers share recipes, comment on each others blogs, and support each other through more social media channels than I thought I’d ever join. Along the […]

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Gluten-Free Mexican Street Corn Fritters with Kale, Avocado and Mango Salad

Corn and zucchini fritters topped with kale-avocado-mango salad.

These little guys totally rock for a small, summertime dinner party. Just throw the batter together a few hours ahead (although it doesn’t have to be made that far in advance), cover the bowl with some plastic, and bring it back out 30 minutes before […]

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Cucumber-Watercress Soup – Gazpacho Style! #SundaySupper Summer Chillin’

cucumber watercress soup gazpacho

Time to chill out! Hot summer days are here with trips to the beach with cartons of sunblock and beer, picnics in the country, and sylvan hikes in the mountains. This holiday weekend our stepson (Kevin), his lovely wife (Suzanne), their 5 kids (4 very […]

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The Writing Process Blog Tour Continues

I’m not much of a chain letter type of girl. I wasn’t good at it when I was young when it involved literally writing 20 identical letters and posting them off with a stamp and envelope, and I’m still not good with this genre as […]

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Watermelon and Feta Salad with Verjus: #SundaySupper Picnic

watermelon and feta salad

Ver-what? Verjus isn’t a mainstream ingredient, and yet it’s been around since the Middle Ages when it was used as a sauce ingredient, tenderizer, and condiment. It’s pronounced ver-jue, translated as “green juice”, and is extracted from unripened grapes. Verjus is much softer than the […]

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Summer Vegetable – Farro Soup

vegan summer farro soup, asparagus, cannelloni beans

Do you have recipes that have been in a pile for-like-ever that you keep meaning to make, but then a bazillion things get piled on top, and you forget all about them? Until you’re finally cleaning your desk, or weeding out your computer files, and […]

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Jalapeño Cornbread Poppers (High Altitude Baking): #Secret Recipe Club

Jalapeños filled with cornbread appetizer

Sometimes you see a recipe and instantly recognize genius simplicity. The genius perfection of peanut butter and jelly filling for a chocolate layer cake. Or whipping up cream cheese, sugar and vanilla extract and piping it into hulled strawberries with a sprinkle of graham crackers […]

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Mango, Coconut and Lime Soup (for a little trip to Hawaii)

mango coconut lime soup

Let’s go to Hawaii! Too expensive? Then make this soup and close your eyes. The combination of mango, coconut and lime will take your taste buds there for almost free. I love fruit soups and later the summer I always make plum soup, but a […]

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Blog Cookoff!! Classic Green Mint Chutney Rice Topped with Tomatoes and Nectarines

green mint chutney rice

If you follow this blog, you know I love condiments I can have on hand to make great meals in minutes. This powerful little condiment, Classic Mint Chutney from Spices and Seasons: Simple, Sustainable Indian Flavors was the perfect partner this week since we’re having […]

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Garlic Olive Oil

how make garlic oil for your pantry, The Wimpy Vegetarian

Flavored olive oils are fun and so easy to make. But there’s good reason to take precautions. There is risk of botulism in making some types, and this seems to be particularly true of garlic oil as it has a low pH and harbors moisture. […]

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Roasted Tomato Hummus : #SundaySupper Super Eats For Game Day

If you follow this blog, you know I’m a list person. Have you ever had something on your to-do list you keep postponing? Not something like ‘clean the bathroom grout’ – that’s in an entirely different category. I mean something you actually want to do. You’re […]

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Stevia Extract

how to make stevia extract

About a month ago I posted about making stevia powder from a couple of stevia plants I nurtured all summer. Some folks commented that the powder can have an aftertaste, and encouraged me to make extract. It took me a little while, but I finally […]

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