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Boozy Pumpkin Bread

Moist, old-fashioned pumpkin bread loaded with spices and topped with a sugar crust. Welcome to my new blog home!! I’m very excited about it, and hope you enjoy the new digs. I’m still re-orienting a bunch of the photos and getting all my recipes integrated […]

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Fig Crostata

Fig Crostata: The Wimpy Vegetarian

Buttery crust with hints of apple cider sweetness, filled with figs simmered in orange juice, apple cider syrup, and cardamom. About a year ago, I was sitting in my Italian class and our teacher asked us all to express to the class (in Italian) a […]

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Fig, Ricotta and Honey Tart

Fig, Ricotta, Honey Tart enh 400 : The Wimpy Vegetarian

Gorgeous tart of fresh figs, goat/ricotta cheeses, honey, and proscuitto, all presented on a puff pastry sheet. I know my limits better these days than in my youth, although some who know me may beg to differ.  I’ve always liked to push myself as far […]

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Blackberry-Cherry Turnovers

Blackberry Cherry Turnovers 2 : The Wimpy Vegetarian

High-Altitude Baking: Tender pastries filled with summer fruit and hints of cinnamon.   We moved last weekend to a new rental condo in one of the most gorgeous places I’ve ever lived, Lake Tahoe. Tahoe personifies summer: a deep azure-blue lake dotted with boats, idyllic […]

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Shrimp and Corn Stacks & Red Pepper Butter

Shrimp and Corn Griddle Cakes : The Wimpy Vegetarian

Comforting griddle cakes filled with rock shrimp and corn, topped with melting roasted red pepper butter. As many of you know, we’re in the midst of a major, never-ending decluttering / cleaning / gardening project on steroids as we get our house ready to put […]

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Herbed Goat Cheese Soufflés

Herbed Goat Cheese Souffles and a Visit to Surfing Goat Dairy on Maui-The Wimpy Vegetarian

Fluffy goat cheese soufflé with honey, dried lavender, thyme and Parmesan cheese. Aloha! We’re back from a week on Maui, and I swear I’m still on Maui time. We had a wonderful week of pure relaxation, going to the beach, hanging out at the pool, […]

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Asparagus Quiche

Lightened quiche with ricotta cheese, spring asparagus quiche

Comforting quiche replacing heavy cream with ricotta cheese, plus asparagus, chives and chevre in a buttery crust.   As each season rolls around, I wrap it around me like a blanket, thinking: ‘this is my favorite season’. Summer with overflowing abundance and sunshine. Fall with […]

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Farmhouse Strawberry Cake

strawberry cake recipe, yogurt cake

Simple lemony yogurt cake topped with fresh, luscious strawberries. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream for a touch of decadence. We’ve been up in the mountains in snow country for a wonderful visit with family. We all went sledding together, bowled during a snowstorm […]

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DIY

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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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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