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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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Avocado Cream Sauce

avocado cream, sauce, sandwich spread, pasta sauce

If you’re looking for a versatile little sauce that takes minutes to make, look no further. In the past week I’ve used it on these arepas, as a pasta sauce, and added it to a little olive oil for a salad dressing. And I’ve eaten […]

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Pickled Onions in Cardamom-Orange Tea

Onions pickled in pickling juice and cardamom - orange tea from The Republic of Tea

The earthy onion isn’t known for her subtlety. Unwrap her papery robe, and slice her open, if you doubt this. She’s a woman of many moods, though. Invite her to join some warm oil in a sauté pan, and watch her melt into the moist […]

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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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Spiced Sweet Potato ‘Fries’ with Maple Mustard Dip

Spiced Sweet Potato 'Fries' slider

Unless you have a staff to insulate you from the world; someone to push a cart around the market, and someone to open doors for you so you don’t have to touch anything while you recline on your divan, sipping Oolong tea, and read a […]

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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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