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Cucumber-Watercress Soup – Gazpacho Style! #SundaySupper Summer Chillin’

cucumber watercress soup gazpacho

Time to chill out! Hot summer days are here with trips to the beach with cartons of sunblock and beer, picnics in the country, and sylvan hikes in the mountains. This holiday weekend our stepson (Kevin), his lovely wife (Suzanne), their 5 kids (4 very […]

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The Writing Process Blog Tour Continues

I’m not much of a chain letter type of girl. I wasn’t good at it when I was young when it involved literally writing 20 identical letters and posting them off with a stamp and envelope, and I’m still not good with this genre as […]

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Blog CookOff! Cookbook #Giveaway: Spiced & Seasons by Rinku Bhattacharya

To catch any of you newbies up on this Blog CookOff, I was invited by Hippocrene Books, a well-known publisher of international cookbooks, to participate in a Blog-CookOff to celebrate the new release of Spices and Seasons, Simple, Sustainable Indian Flavors by Rinku Bhattacharya. During Week #1 of the […]

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Last Day for Google Reader!

We’ve been moving our home life lately, so I haven’t been able to write, photograph, and frankly haven’t even cooked very much. My days instead have been spent packing boxes, driving them to our new home, and trying to figure out where on earth our […]

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Starbucks, Bring Back My Carbs !

Starbucks spinach pastry

Those of you who are regular readers of The Wimpy Vegetarian will no doubt have run across various references to Susan’s spouse, the resolute carnivore.  That’s me.  I am really an omnivore, but lean (no pun intended) towards the meat-eater side of the table.  But […]

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White Christmas

We arrived in Tahoe to a snow storm that closed roads due to avalanches. After two days of storming while we sat by the fire and savored the glory of it all, we woke to brilliant sunshine. I took some photos of the glistening snow […]

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Holding Life a Little Closer

Life unarguably goes on, even in the face of horrific tragedy. Tomorrow the alarm will blare, we will go to work, stop at the grocery store, and run some errands; and I will resume with a new recipe. But even in this world where wars, […]

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Gifts From the Kitchen – #SundaySupper Gift Ideas for You

Gifts From the Kitchen

 As we roll into a time of the year where we exchange gifts with friends and family, nothing warms the heart more than a personal gift from the kitchen. Last year I posted a series a Gifts From the Kitchen, including snacks, fruit butters, spice […]

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Food Bloggers Support for Sandy – #FBS4Sandy

With every fresh wave of photos I see from the devastation left in the wake of Sandy, I’m stunned anew by the images. It’s hard to grasp from 3000 miles away how much people have lost, and how long it will take to recover. It’s […]

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Roasting a Pumpkin

Who knew this would be so easy and so rewarding? I’ve used canned pumpkin for years without a trace of guilt. But this year, motivated by this blog posting by BakerStreet, I decided to try my hand at roasting my own. So off to the […]

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Homemade Vegetable Stock

I have a few posts for you today for pantry items that come together in a great Pumpkin Polenta with an Apple Feta Compote I’ll post tomorrow. First up: making your own vegetable stock. Making vegetable stock is such an easy thing to do, and […]

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What’s your favorite kitchen tool?

  Think about it for a minute. What’s your favorite tool in the kitchen that you go to time after time? It might be an appliance makes your life easy in some way. Or it might be an old muffin pan you have of your […]

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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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