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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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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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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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Gift #6: Maple-Honey Pumpkin Butter

Pumpkin Honey Butter: The Wimpy Vegetarian

  For me, nothing evokes living in the country quite like fruit butters. A warm, soft biscuit fresh from the oven burnished with apple butter, and immediately I’m curled up in the kitchen of a farmhouse like a cat in the sun; lazily listening to […]

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Being Tempted by Fig Apple Jam

fig apple jam

Figs are such a sensuous fruit, I think. When I eat them, I feel like I should be reclining on a divan with long lustrous hair spilling down my back; and lots of young muscular men fanning me with large palm fronds. And I should […]

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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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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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