Tag Archives: gifts from the kitchen

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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Boozy Pumpkin Bread Celebration

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 into recipage, so please be patient with me while I get this done […]

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#SundaySupper: Graveyard Brownies in a Pool of Strawberry Syrup

Graveyard Brownies : The Wimpy Vegetarian

  These brownies are made without any wheat flour, butter, or granulated sugar, and instead of tasting like the graveyard dirt – the possibility of which I was a little haunted by, neither texture nor flavor are sacrificed. Big, huge sigh of relief. There’s typically […]

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Step-by-Step Homemade Pasta

Homemade Pasta : The Wimpy Vegetarian

  It’s hard to believe I was in Italy just a few weeks ago; it seems so long ago now. I’ve allowed myself to be swept up into the busyness of day-to-day life, and Italy feels further and further away. Don’t get me wrong, it’s […]

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FigLove: Fig Crostata

Fig Crostata: The Wimpy Vegetarian

  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 favorite Italian dessert.  We were working with the verb piacere, translated ‘to be pleasing’, used when you want to […]

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Apple Cider Syrup

Apple Cider Syrup: The Wimpy Vegetarian

  Over the next couple of days, I’ll be posting a Fig Crostata, reminiscent of the crostatas I fell in love with in Italy, and a Cider-Spiced Sweet Potato Soup. Both of these recipes use an Apple Cider Syrup I make every autumn when ciders […]

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No-Bake (Healthy) Peanut Butter Fudge

No Bake (Healthy) Fudge : the Wimpy Vegetarian

  As I write this, I’m sitting in the departure lounge of the International terminal in San Francisco, bound for a month in the Italian sun.  You might be thinking, “Wow, she’s that organized that she can do a blog posting at the terminal gate?” […]

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Spicy Blue Cheese and Apricot Sables (#baketogether)

Spicy Blue Cheese and Apricot Sables: The Wimpy Vegetarian

  I knew there were different kinds of dried apricots, but never really gave it a great deal of thought…until a box showed up on my doorstep. I’ve not written about a specific product here in the past, but will do so when I run […]

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Fresh Mascarpone Cheese

mascarpone with zester

I met mascarpone later in life. I knew about it, sure. I had witnessed people swooning, waxing poetic over its creaminess and delicate flavor. But I never really understood all the fuss. To me, this cream cheese from the Lombardy region of northern Italy tasted […]

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Gift #6: Maple-Honey Pumpkin Butter

Pumpkin Honey Butter: The Wimpy Vegetarian

  For me, nothing evokes living in the country quite like fruit butters. A warm, soft biscuit fresh from the oven burnished with apple butter, and immediately I’m curled up in the kitchen of a farmhouse like a cat in the sun; lazily listening to […]

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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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