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10 Minute Tortellini and Tomatoes

10 Minute Tortellini and Tomatoes

| October 5, 2007 | 0 Comments

Okay, I am not one to promote products on here. Really, it’s not my thing. But sometimes when enough good things fall into your lap, you have to talk about it. I’ve been fortunately lately to be invited to join three BzzAgent campaigns — Listerine White Strips (try ‘em, they work), TV Guide (wow, that’s […]

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RECIPE: Scrumptious Apple Cake

RECIPE: Scrumptious Apple Cake

| October 3, 2007 | 4 Comments

I made two apple cakes last night and totally forgot to take a picture, with the exception of this one. These are the cake remnants (didn’t grease the pan well enough … oops) and ice cream. Mmmm. So good. And the scent that it fills the house with? Pure heaven. Fall has descended on us […]

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Sarah’s Spiced Applesauce

Sarah’s Spiced Applesauce

| October 1, 2007 | 1 Comment

I promised my applesauce recipe, didn’t I? Well here it goes. Love this applesauce. It is supremely tasty and is a little thicker than applesauces from the jar so it sticks better when eating with chops or potato pancakes or whatever. And you gotta love that this was made with local apples that we picked […]

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Eating local: Pick Your Own apples

Eating local: Pick Your Own apples

| September 30, 2007 | 1 Comment

Have I mentioned that it’s apple season here in the northeast? Of course I have . . . And apple season is off to a great start. The apples are plentiful both in the fields and in my home (we’ve done lots of picking this week!). Will and I went apple picking yesterday . . […]

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Recipe: Tangy Panko Chicken

Recipe: Tangy Panko Chicken

| September 24, 2007 | 0 Comments

This is a yummy, crispy chicken with just a hint of tangy. It’s excellent with couscous and Swiss Chard with Tomato and Feta (to see a picture of the chicken, click that link). You could also serve it over a green salad with a bit of Greek dressing. Tangy Panko Chicken serves 4 1/4 cup […]

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Recipe: Swiss Chard with Tomato and Feta

Recipe: Swiss Chard with Tomato and Feta

| September 22, 2007 | 3 Comments

Here’s another local dish (significance? check out Eat Local Challenge). I took some local ingredients – Swiss chard, a tomato, an onion – and made this fabulous side dish (see above, at top right). It went perfectly with the tangy panko chicken (recipe to come) and lemon feta cous cous. Mmmmm. A note about Swiss […]

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Eating local, eating quickly: Tortellini with tomatoes, garlic and feta

Eating local, eating quickly: Tortellini with tomatoes, garlic and feta

| September 21, 2007 | 3 Comments

Some nights, I just want something fresh and flavorful that cooks in no time. This is one of my favorite dishes for that. I don’t usually specify a pasta or a brand, but this variety is very tasty and works well with the other flavors. Plus the timing is perfect. It takes about 10 minutes […]

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Making Gazpacho

Making Gazpacho

| September 13, 2007 | 1 Comment

I finished up my wealth of tomatoes on Sunday by throwing together an easy gazpacho. Would you believe that before this year, I’d never eaten (or made) gazpacho? I hadn’t. Not sure why — it just wasn’t on the agenda. I checked out a number of recipes before writing this one. Thank goodness everyone in […]

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Recipe: Blueberry Oatmeal Cake

Recipe: Blueberry Oatmeal Cake

| September 12, 2007 | 1 Comment

This might be cake, but this isn’t your dessert cake. This is a cake that is most appropriate for breakfast. And boy, is it yummy. Use either fresh or frozen berries, season permitting. Refrigerate for up to 5 days or freeze leftovers. Blueberry Oatmeal Cake serves 8-10 1 1/3 cup flour 3/4 cup quick cooking […]

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Apple Season!

Apple Season!

| September 11, 2007 | 1 Comment

I’m still writing up all of my tomato adventures here, but there is another fruit making it’s way into my repertoire now. APPLES! I bought my first gallon of apple cider last night (first of the season, that is) and I am already dreaming of all the wonderful apple-y creations I will whip up. There […]

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