Archive for the Food Category

Indian-spiced Cauliflower Frittata

Cauliflower is a favorite vegetable around here. My kids love it mashed, but I prefer it cooked Indian-style. Since I had some extra raw cauliflower this week, I decided to make an Indian-spiced frittata for breakfast.

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Simple Summer Squash Sauté

If you’re a home gardener, and you have planted more than one zucchini plant, you may find (as we did) that we have a small explosion of squashes. And though we like to grow these, they are not our favorite vegetables! So what does one […]

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Lucky Dog Fire-Roasted Pepper Sauce–Review and Giveaway!

A few weeks ago during our regular Sunday morning farmer’s market trip, B and I noticed a vendor selling hot sauce. B loves his hot sauce, but not just any hot sauce. It needs to be spicy and flavorful, something that many hot sauces fail […]

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Confetti Latkes (Sweet Potato and Carrot Pancakes)

Sometimes I don’t have the ingredients for something I really want to make, so I improvise. Last weekend was one of those times. I only had two sweet potatoes, one yellow and one orange. This is not enough to feed my kids, who inhale sweet […]

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Reinventing Leftovers

I am a big fan of leftovers. When I was still working, I often packed leftovers for lunch. I can easily eat something I really like several days in a row without getting bored. And let’s face it, having at least one “leftover night” for […]

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Cherry Picking Fun

I love cherries, and I eagerly await cherry season each year. Usually I buy a pound or two at the farmer’s market each week until the season is over, and I just eat them plain; they are too good and too expensive for me to do […]

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Grain-free Strawberry Crumble

Do you ever have so many strawberries and they are at risk of going bad before you can eat them all? This rarely happens to us, but the other week I had bought our regular amount of strawberries and forgot that I had also bought […]

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Simple Asparagus with Butter

It’s asparagus season! There is one vendor at one of the local farmer’s markets that sells the most delicious asparagus, and I wait all year to buy some. Then I buy it every week and eat so much of it that by the time the […]

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Half Indian Pantry Staples: Ghee

Ghee, a type of clarified butter, is a staple in Indian cooking. It is made by gently heating unsalted butter until the butterfat separates from the milk solids, which are then removed. The result is a rich, clear cooking fat that has a higher smoke […]

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Pastrami Roll-ups

I love pastrami. And I used to love pastrami sandwiches with lots of warm pastrami piled high on rye bread and slathered with spicy brown mustard. I grew up eating pastrami sandwiches on rye, and every now and then I want one. I rarely eat […]

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