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Maple-Tangerine Sour Cream Pound Cake: Secret Recipe Club

easy sour cream pound cake with maple and tangerine - The Wimpy Vegetarian

It’s Secret Recipe Club time again! We took a month off for the holidays – it’s such a busy time for all of us – but now we’re back in fine form. And I’m so excited to bring the blog I was assigned to your […]

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Mountain Baking: My Best Blueberry Coffee Cake (Lightened)

lightened blueberry coffeecake

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 not. Very healthy. Very virtuous. Very delicious. But then I started thinking about blueberry coffee cake.  […]

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Mountain Baking: Rustic Zucchini Bread with Brown Rice

zucchini bread, brown rice, breakfast, dessert, high-altitude baking

We’ve seen two bears, had our potted plants attacked by deranged birds, watched fish swimming in a nearby stream, and laughed at chipmunks and squirrels in high-speed chases up and down trees. It’s been a wonderful rustic summer in the mountains. And nothing says rustic […]

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#SundaySupper: Cornbread Pancakes with Blackberries

cornbread pancakes with blackberries for Mother's Day breakfast

  This week’s theme for #SundaySupper is Mother’s Day, hosted by Heather Lynn at the wonderful Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks blog. My thoughts immediately flew to pancakes. But not for breakfast. Pancakes for me means breakfast for dinner. Breakfast for dinner conjures up quiet suppers, all […]

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Breakfast Pizza with Asparagus

I recently joined over 2000 people interested in tasting artisan cheeses at the Seventh Annual Artisan Cheese Festival in Petaluma. Armed with our passports to fun, a wine glass and an insulated bag with a cold pack, my husband and I were off to the tasting tables. […]

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Hot Cross Buns

Good Friday traditional treat, sweet, spiced buns, yeasted bread

Easter dinner is heaped in traditions all over the world, both because of the religious meaning of Easter, and the fact that it roughly coincides with the beginning of spring. Easter dinners of my childhood featured glistening hams as the table centerpiece, glazed with a […]

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#SundaySupper: Springtime Egg Bake with Asparagus and Artichokes

egg bake with asparagus, artichokes, spring brunch, Easter, recipe, The Wimpy Vegetarian

Spring has moved into the Bay Area and unpacked all her suitcases full of flowering trees, daffodils, crocuses, and leafing rose bushes. She’s planning to stay for awhile. We have a long tangle of wisteria that frames the front of the house, loaded with large […]

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Sweet Potato Biscuit Pillows With Honey and Coconut Oil

healthy, soft, sweet potato biscuits with honey and coconut oil

These might be the softest biscuits I’ve ever had. I’ve had sweet potato biscuits on the brain for months now. I don’t want to even admit how many sweet potatoes I bought last month alone with biscuits in mind. But one by one, we ate […]

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Thyme For Honey Cornbread

honey cornbread easy comfort kid friendly cooking for a crowd

It’s Super Bowl Sunday, and my home team is playing! I won’t pretend to be a football fan, but I sure have enjoyed watching all the playoff games, and will be front row center in front of the TV later this afternoon to cheer them […]

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#SundaySupper: Mamma’s Refrigerator Orange Rolls

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanza, this is the time of year we celebrate the circles of family, friendship, and community. We revisit childhood memories and Christmases passed, and create new ones to treasure. We exchange gifts with people close to us, to thank […]

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DIY

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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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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