Tag Archives: brunch

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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Spring 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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