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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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Quinoa Crispies (with Truffle Salt)

Quinoa crispies

This isn’t much of a recipe as recipes go. But it’s a great little condiment to keep around to add to salads, pasta, almost anything really – even yogurt. You’ve heard of Rice Crispies, I imagine. These are Quinoa Crispies. I just roast cooked quinoa […]

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Chive Oil (and Kitchen Remodel Progress)

Chive Oil recipe

This is barely a recipe. But then, I have barely a kitchen, what with the remodel. The refrigerator is shoved up against a wall in the living room. Dishes are done in the bathroom sink. Coffee is set up nearby on the only counter we […]

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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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Artichoke Heart and Manchego Cheese Spread: #SundaySupper

easy vegetarian spread for Super Bowl football artichoke and manchego cheese spread The Wimpy Vegetarian

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 with friends. Many thanks to Constance at the Foodie Army Wife for hosting us this week. I could have […]

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Homemade Roasted Tomato Sauce

how to make homemade roasted tomato sauce

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 year, but I grew up loving a tomato chunky, meaty sauce for pasta. I’ve […]

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Roasted Strawberries

roasted strawberries

I posted a dessert last Friday incorporating roasted strawberries, and I’m finding lots of ways to use these little guys. So I thought I’d do a post just on roasting them, since they’ve quickly become a new pantry item for me. I keep them stored […]

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#SundaySupper: Roasted Balsamic Tomatoes

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  This may not feel like much of a recipe to you, but this is one of my star kitchen staples these days. Frankly I need all the shortcuts I can find, with my time being gulped down by the gallon between remodeling a condo we […]

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Kale Pesto

kale pesto, condiment

Pesto is generally made by grinding garlic, a pinch of salt, and pine nuts together with a mortar and pestle until a creamy paste forms. Some people say the salt is added later, but I say no to this. The salt draws out the liquid […]

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Herb-y Leek Confit

Herby- Leek Confit - The Wimpy Vegetarian

The champagne is  gone. All the holiday decorations boxed up and stored away with wrapping paper decorated with gold and green holly leaves, and Santa stickers. It’s January, the first month without a holiday to look forward to since the hot summer days of August. […]

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Strawberry Balsamic Preserves

Strawberry Balsamic Preserves 1: The Wimpy Vegetarian

  Every year I make a little more jam, a little more experimenting with seasonal fruits at their peak. And every year I wonder why I don’t do this more often. It’s really so easy, and besides a funnel, a candy thermometer, and a really […]

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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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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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