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Jamming with Sunchowder’s Emporia

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There’s an age-old rhythm to making jams and pickles that plants us in the seasons, the land, and our heritage. It’s the rhythm that grows out of rituals practiced by countless generations pouring potions of pickling spices, vinegar, and sugar over freshly picked cucumbers nestled […]

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Spicy Red Pepper Jam: #SundaySupper

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Red peppers, tomatoes, garlic, and onions all come together in this spicy jam. Transforming summer vegetables into jam is great fun, and this is one I make every year. It’s actually almost equal parts sweet red peppers and tomatoes, so technically I suppose it’s a […]

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Fresh Dried Oregano From My Garden

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How to dry your own oregano (and other herbs). I know. This isn’t really a recipe, except that it’s making such a difference to my food lately, I can’t NOT post about it. I planted just 3 oregano plants about a year ago and the […]

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Garlic Oil

how make garlic oil for your pantry, The Wimpy Vegetarian

Olive oil infused with garlic plus cooking tips. 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 […]

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Artichoke-Manchego Spread: #SundaySupper

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Easy spread of artichoke hearts and manchego cheese for any casual party. Bonus: make it in 10 minutes! It’s all about tapas this week on #SundaySupper. Tapas are appetizers, finger food, or small plates that are shared, all perfect for watching football or just gathering […]

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Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Chips

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#Secret Recipe Club: Slightly chewy, old-fashioned peanut butter cookies, with chocolate chips. This is my first month to post with the Secret Recipe Club, and I’m really excited. But there was a little bump in the road on my way to this post. I came […]

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Meaty Roasted Tomato Sauce

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Thick tomato sauce that combines heirlooms and balsamic roasted tomatoes for a meaty flavor. One of things I think about when all the heirlooms show up at the market is making homemade tomato sauce. I don’t eat beef much more than once or twice a […]

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My Best Blueberry Coffee Cake

lightened blueberry coffeecake

High Altitude Baking: Fabulous lightened version of my best blueberry coffeecake, made fluffy with egg whites. I had a ton of blueberries this week, and ate them every morning with some cantaloupe sprinkled with lime juice and mint. Sometimes with a mound of yogurt, sometime […]

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Lemon-Coconut Shortbread Bars

Easy dessert of lemon-coconut shortbread bars for a casual nibble or throw in the picnic basket. Yes, I know I promised another recipe for my Roasted Balsamic Tomatoes next. But I’ve been thinking about posting desserts on Fridays, and here we are at Friday already. […]

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Bizcochito Cookies

New Mexico favorite Cinco de Mayo cookie: anise flavored shortbread cookie spiked with brandy. Does your state have an official state cookie? As someone whose first word was cookie, according to my mom, I think my state should have one. The bizcochito, also spelled biscochito, […]

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Chocolate Coconut Truffles & Jam: #SundaySupper

decadent chocolate coconut creamy truffles with strawberry jam

Decadent chocolate truffles with super creamy centers of chocolate-coconut-strawberry jam ganache. It’s time for another SundaySupper and it’s all about Valentine’s Day. I went traditional with chocolate, how could I not? And I settled on truffles. It’s been way too long since I’ve made them. […]

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Peanut Butter-Oatmeal Cookies

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With butter switched out for coconut oil, and sugar sidelined for honey and pomegranate syrup, these cookies are loaded with oats and pure goodness. My husband thinks we have way. too. many. leftovers in the refrigerator. What he sees as a scrap that should be […]

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Basil, Chive, and Mustard Butters

Easy compound butters using fresh herbs from the garden to make dishes a little more special. 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 […]

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Green Mint Chutney…Tossed in Rice With Tomatoes & Nectarines

green mint chutney rice

Spicy, green mint chutney is a popular staple on the Indian table, particularly in summer. 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 […]

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Garlic Oil

how make garlic oil for your pantry, The Wimpy Vegetarian

Olive oil infused with garlic plus cooking tips. 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 […]

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Roasted Tomato Hummus : #SundaySupper

Roasted Tomato Hummus 600 The Wimpy Vegetarian

Easy hummus recipe with a swirl of balsamic roasted tomatoes. 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 […]

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