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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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Pet Peeves: People can be so irritating!

Pet Peeves: People can be so irritating!

| September 15, 2007 | 3 Comments

Okay. This isn’t about food. Don’t say you weren’t warned! Things that really, really irk me: – Fat, middle-aged men who park in the Stork Parking at the mall. Okay, that beer belly may look a little pregnant, but it ain’t no baby! So toddle your big ‘ol car to the back of the parking […]

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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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How to Make a Big Batch of Roasted Tomato Sauce to Store for the Winter

How to Make a Big Batch of Roasted Tomato Sauce to Store for the Winter

| September 7, 2007 | 4 Comments

Tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes! When I bought the 10 pounds of seconds tomatoes last weekend, I was worried that my ultimate goal of transforming them into a succulent sauce was, well, a bit lofty. But, fortunately, the plan worked like a charm and I was able to use my small batch process on a much larger […]

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Heirloom Tomato Salad with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette

| September 5, 2007 | 1 Comment

Nearly every weekend this summer has included a trip to my cousin’s farm. Will and I have carefully selected the farm-fresh and mostly organic produce and coveted it all week long. There were overflowing pints of blueberries that Will would finish before the day was out and tiny, sweet orange cherry tomatoes that would burst […]

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Families Eat Together: So what’s up with the book?

Families Eat Together: So what’s up with the book?

| September 2, 2007 | 2 Comments

I was so thrilled when I signed the contract to write Families Eat Together earlier this year. I got right to work developing, testing and perfecting recipes. And the writing . . . there was so much writing to be done. I finished the first draft writing in May. That seems like so long ago […]

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Deja Vu? Potentially Tainted Spinach Recalled

Deja Vu? Potentially Tainted Spinach Recalled

| August 30, 2007 | 0 Comments

It’s hard to forget the tainted spinach ordeal of last year. Truth is, I have barely touched spinach since then. While I love a good baby spinach salad with strawberries, a bit of feta and a light vinaigrette, something in the back of my head has been apprehensive about eating spinach again. If I could […]

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I always knew I was a priestess!

I always knew I was a priestess!

| August 28, 2007 | 1 Comment

When I saw a little post on Mele Cotte about this quiz, I had to take it. It’s kind of interesting to see what you come up with. Check it out and see what type of tarot card you are! (Remember, I said TOMORROW we return to your normally scheduled food talk . . . […]

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