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Spicy Red Pepper Jam: #SundaySupper

red pepper jam

Red peppers, tomatoes, garlic, and onions all come together in this spicy jam. Transforming summer vegetables into jam is great fun, and this is one I make every year. It’s actually almost equal parts sweet red peppers and tomatoes, so technically I suppose it’s a […]

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6 Tips for Perfect Fluffy Rice

Tips for making perfect fluffy rice

Six tips for making perfect fluffy rice every time. If you’re looking for the perfect recipe that will give you fluffy rice every time, this post is for you. First, so I don’t offend anyone – it’s not that I don’t like sticky rice. It has […]

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Fresh Dried Oregano From My Garden

how to dry oregano and other herbs

How to dry your own oregano (and other herbs). I know. This isn’t really a recipe, except that it’s making such a difference to my food lately, I can’t NOT post about it. I planted just 3 oregano plants about a year ago and the […]

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Vegan Quinoa-Black Bean Wraps & Hummus

Vegan wrap with quinoa, black beans, hummus, corn, and tomatoes.

#Secret Recipe Club: Vegan summer wrap of quinoa, black beans, hummus, corn, and tomatoes. Perfect for picnics or lunch on the go. It’s time again for our Secret Recipe Club  ’reveal day’. For the uninitiated, the Secret Recipe Club is a group of around 100 food bloggers, who […]

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Blackberries, Blue Cheese & Endive: #Berry Month

Endive leaf scoops filled with blue cheese and blackberries - recipe.

Endive leaves with blue cheese and blackberries, drizzled with a blackberry sauce. Summer demands easy entertaining and food that refreshes. I’m generally carrying a fan around the house to stay cool on days the San Francisco fog stays out at sea (I have a svelte […]

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Basil, Chive, and Mustard Butters

Easy compound butters using fresh herbs from the garden to make dishes a little more special. 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 […]

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Blackberry Cornbread Buckle: #SundaySupper

Blackberry Cornbread Buckle summer cake recipe

Easy cornbread cake baked covered by a blanket of luscious blackberries, topped by oat streusel. I’ve had a hankering to make a blackberry buckle for a long time. Every since, in fact, I saw this recipe on Food52 for Blackberry Cornbread Buckle by janeofmanytrade. So, a […]

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Eggplant Pesto Parmigiana Casserole

Recipe for slices of eggplant dipped in pesto and parmesan cheese, layered in a casserole with roasted tomato sauce and mozarella.

Summer casserole of eggplant slices coated in pesto and cheeses, layered with tomato sauce lasagna-style for easy serving. One of the things I’ve most enjoyed about blogging is getting to know people I may never meet. We food bloggers share recipes, comment on each others […]

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Gluten-Free Mexican Street Corn Fritters

Corn and zucchini fritters topped with kale-avocado-mango salad.

Gluten-free corn and zucchini fritters using corn flour topped with a mango and avocado salsa. These little guys totally rock for a small, summertime dinner party. Just throw the batter together a few hours ahead (although it doesn’t have to be made that far in […]

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Cucumber-Watercress Soup: #SundaySupper

cucumber watercress soup gazpacho

Chilled soup of cucumbers and watercress blended with Greek yogurt and buttermilk, topped with salsa for a hot summer night. 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 […]

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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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Watermelon Salad with Verjus: #SundaySupper

watermelon and feta salad

Watermelon and feta salad with verjus dressing for a super-easy summer salad. Ver-what? Verjus isn’t a mainstream ingredient, and yet it’s been around since the Middle Ages when it was used as a sauce ingredient, tenderizer, and condiment. It’s pronounced ver-jue, translated as “green juice”, […]

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Green Mint Chutney…Tossed in Rice With Tomatoes & Nectarines

green mint chutney rice

Spicy, green mint chutney is a popular staple on the Indian table, particularly in summer. 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 […]

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Garlic Oil

how make garlic oil for your pantry, The Wimpy Vegetarian

Olive oil infused with garlic plus cooking tips. 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 […]

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Roasted Tomato Hummus : #SundaySupper

Roasted Tomato Hummus 600 The Wimpy Vegetarian

Easy hummus recipe with a swirl of balsamic roasted tomatoes. 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 […]

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Stevia Extract

how to make stevia extract

Detailed instructions on how to make stevia extract from leaves. 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 […]

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