Tag Archives: cooking with kids

Mountain Baking: Rustic Zucchini Bread with Brown Rice

zucchini bread, brown rice, breakfast, dessert, high-altitude baking

We’ve seen two bears, had our potted plants attacked by deranged birds, watched fish swimming in a nearby stream, and laughed at chipmunks and squirrels in high-speed chases up and down trees. It’s been a wonderful rustic summer in the mountains. And nothing says rustic […]

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Berry-Pineapple Salad with Ginger Poppyseed Dressing #TheSaladBar

strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, gorgonzola, with ginger poppyseed dressing for cooking for a crowd

Many years ago, a far-flung group of us came together every year for a ski vacation. We rotated it a bit between Deer Valley (Utah), Aspen, and other places in Colorado. One by one, we stopped skiing for any number of reasons, and after not […]

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Easy Whole-Wheat Pita Bread

  You might not guess it from this sedate photo, but these are the drama queens of bread, puffing up dramatically in just a few short minutes in a hot oven from the expansion of carbon dioxide and steam. When they cool off, they slowly […]

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Homemade Flour Tortillas!

Homemade Tortillas (Flour) : the Wimpy Vegetarian

  This was a guest post over with Deena at the Stay At Home Foodie with a post about making your own tortillas. Deena did a wonderful series on recipes to get kids cooking in the kitchen this summer, and posted a bunch of great ones you should […]

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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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