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Shirred Eggs Over Garlicky Swiss Chard

Even now when I’m *retired*, Sundays remain in my mind a day of complete relaxation. No commitments. Sleeping in and lazing in bed, followed by long cups of tea over the Sunday paper. A football game on in the background, snow falling gently outside. OK, […]

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Pumpkin Ricotta Pancakes

Pumpkin Ricotta Pancakes Cut : The Wimpy Vegetarian

  I used to thrive on change, even created it if need be, just so I could shake my life up a bit. But over time I settled into patterns, thinking consistency was better for my peace of mind, and that of those around me. […]

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Apple Cider Syrup

Apple Cider Syrup: The Wimpy Vegetarian

  Over the next couple of days, I’ll be posting a Fig Crostata, reminiscent of the crostatas I fell in love with in Italy, and a Cider-Spiced Sweet Potato Soup. Both of these recipes use an Apple Cider Syrup I make every autumn when ciders […]

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Spicy Blue Cheese and Apricot Sables (#baketogether)

Spicy Blue Cheese and Apricot Sables: The Wimpy Vegetarian

  I knew there were different kinds of dried apricots, but never really gave it a great deal of thought…until a box showed up on my doorstep. I’ve not written about a specific product here in the past, but will do so when I run […]

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Decadent Orange Cinnamon Rolls To Be Shared

glazed cinnamon roll

We need company, pronto; and LOTS of it! Otherwise, we’re going to eat all these decadent cinnamon rolls ourselves… This month, I decided to hop on board the ABC (Avid Baker’s Challenge) for some baking fun. This year the group is baking from Abby Dodge‘s book, […]

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Making Friends: Easy Whole Wheat Peasant Boule with Fennel Seed

Whole Wheat Bread with Fennel Seed

Yeasted breads and I were not instant friends. There was no spark. No pull of attraction.  No camaraderie. But in school, you don’t get to choose:  ”Susan, meet yeasted bread recipe. Find a workspace and go to work”. As any of you know who went […]

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Learning Something New

Yogurt

What would you like to learn how to make in 2012? It could be something complicated like puff pastry. Or something more practical like canning the vegetables from your garden. Or baking your own bread. For me, I love yogurt and would love to develop […]

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Crack Granola With Dried Fruit

Crack Granola : The Wimpy Vegetarian

I have struggled for years to find a nut-free granola that I like. Both my husband and I suffer nut allergies, and as a friend once volunteered: it kind of takes the fun out of it if you need to have an epi pen nearby. […]

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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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