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Serving Up Memories: Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage

Serving Up Memories: Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage

| February 8, 2008 | 3 Comments

This recipe for tangy Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage is delicious served with German wursts and sauerkraut. I can’t help but smile when I think of my grandfather. My grandfather was a tall man who loved airplanes and motorcycles (though an accident in his youth left his leg permanently injured). He owned a small prop […]

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Asian Inspired Portobello Mushrooms

Asian Inspired Portobello Mushrooms

| December 18, 2007 | 1 Comment

Sometimes I will just write down a list of ingredients and guess how much of each one is necessary to make a mouthwatering dish. Sometimes I am right. Sometimes I am way off-base. It was definitely the former when I dreamed up this dish. I was hooked at first bite (and made sure to have […]

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Easy Black Beans and Tomatoes

Easy Black Beans and Tomatoes

| December 12, 2007 | 0 Comments

When I was pregnant with Will, all I could think about for several weeks was nachos. And they couldn’t be just any nachos either. They had to be piled high with freshly grated cheddar, beans, perhaps some chili, jalapeños, black olives, tomatoes, and of course salsa and guacamole. Mmmm. But search as I did, I […]

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Roasted Pesto Cauliflower

Roasted Pesto Cauliflower

| November 14, 2007 | 0 Comments

I like vegetables a lot. But what I don’t like is boring vegetables — just steamed or boiled and thrown on a plate. I don’t think that does the flavor of any veggies justice. It’s just like cooking with any kind of meat or fish: sure, you could just grill it up and throw a […]

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Kid Approved: Garlic Tomato Spaghetti Squash

Kid Approved: Garlic Tomato Spaghetti Squash

| November 5, 2007 | 4 Comments

The first, and only, time I had spaghetti squash was years ago in college. While studying at the Biosphere 2, I was invited to a dinner at another girl’s apartment. Spaghetti squash with a tomato sauce was one of the meals she served. I remember being apprehensive, but trying it. I was shocked. It really […]

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Sundried Tomato Oregano Pasta

Sundried Tomato Oregano Pasta

| October 14, 2007 | 3 Comments

Happy birthday, Weekend Herb Blogging! Weekend Herb Blogging is celebrating its second birthday this weekend. Creator Kalyn of Kalyn’s Kitchen has challenged bloggers to incorporate an herb and a veggie into a dish for this weekend’s roundup. I have to admit, mine doesn’t quite fit the bill though, since tomatoes are a fruit, not a […]

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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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OMG Radishes – Balsamic Sauteed Radishes

OMG Radishes – Balsamic Sauteed Radishes

| July 21, 2007 | 7 Comments

When I saw these two posts on radishes over at Kalyn’s Kitchen, I was intrigued but not driven to make them. But over the next few days, this one called sauteed radishes with vinegar and herbs remained on my mind. And when I say it remained on my mind, I mean I was virtually obsessed […]

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