Polenta Cake with Honey Yogurt and Peach Preserves: #SundaySupper

Polenta Cake with Yogurt and Peaches

With Valentine’s Day upon us, I wondered where and how this day of celebrating love and romance began. Unsurprisingly, it’s all a bit murky. First of all, there were at least two, and maybe three, priests canonized as martyred saints in Catholic records by the name of Valentine or Valentinus. According to legend, one of them began performing marriages in secret when a 3rd century Roman emperor outlawed marriage for young men, believing that men with wives and children made poor soldiers. ...

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Balsamic Roasted Grapes + Lemony Ricotta

Balsamic Glazed Roasted Grapes with Lemony Ricotta: The Wimpy Vegetarian

Luscious grapes roasted for a deepened flavor with a dollop of honeyed lemony ricotta, topped with a balsamic drizzle.   I finally signed up for the October Unprocessed 2012 challenge hosted by Andrew Wilder, and yes I know the month is already one-third gone (how is that even possible?). But better late than never, I always say. My delay didn’t stem from not believing in the concept. It’s a good one, and the right one; ...

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Peaches & Honey Frozen Yogurt

Peach and Honey Frozen Yogurt : The Wimpy Vegetarian

Fat-free frozen yogurt churned with juicy roasted peaches and sweetened by honey. A cool summer breeze.   Years ago, my parents lived in South Carolina about an hour outside of Charleston. After 30 years of being tied to jobs in the north, they were newly retired and looked forward to getting back to the familiar, long hot summers of their childhoods. They built a house on a lake locally known for good ...

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Brandied Figs with Orange Mascarpone

Honeyed Fig with Orange Mascarpone

Brandied figs poached in honey, orange juice and anise, served with a scoop of orange zested mascarpone.                                              Some foods were born to be together. Some examples of 1 + 1 = 3 are: Chocolate chip cookies & milk Peanut butter & jelly Apples & cheddar cheese The combination of their flavors elevates each food component to a level it can't get to on its own. They bring out the best in each other, like a trusted best friend. For ...

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