Candied Lemon

Posted on Jan 24th, 2013

Earlier this week I made a lemon layer cake for a friend's birthday. When deciding how to decorate it, the idea of beautiful, candied lemons popped…

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Curry Roasted Cauliflower

Posted on Feb 9th, 2012

  It has come to my attention that I bake a lot. Seriously, I've been put on restriction at work as to how often I'm allowed to bring baked…

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Farro Slow Cooker Hot Cereal with Honey-Roasted Figs and Goji Berries

Posted on Sep 16th, 2014

I want it to be Fall. I want it now. I'm over wearing shorts and feeling like I have to shower 10 minutes after having taken one. I want the time of…

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Fresh Pumpkin Puree For Cooking and Baking

Posted on Nov 5th, 2013

So I admit it. I'm a little late with this post. I should have slapped this puppy up the second the calendar flipped from August to September. Alas.…

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Fruit & Spinach Smoothie

Posted on May 10th, 2013

I've been getting in to smoothies lately. The more I make them in the morning, the more I enjoy them. I recently found myself drinking much more…

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Lentil Dal with Coconut Cream

Posted on Feb 15th, 2013

So after some perfunctory research, I'm still not clear on whether legumes are fruits, vegetables or their own category all together. However, they…

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Marinated Mushrooms

Posted on Jan 22nd, 2013

So, while perusing James Peterson's book Vegetables, I came across this recipe for marinated mushrooms. Mushrooms are a fairly recent addition to my…

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Marinated Olives

Posted on Jan 17th, 2013

As you may have noticed, when I was younger, there was a lot of food I refused to recognize as such. Olives were among these "foods." I couldn't…

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Okra Two Ways, or How I Learned to Love Okra

Posted on Jun 17th, 2011

While my family is southern, I grew up mostly in the north, so okra was kind of a mystery to me.  I think I first truly encountered it when I made a…

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Roasted Butternut Squash Slices

Posted on Jun 14th, 2011

Yes, I know. Butternut squash is a fall vegetable and it's June. But I like it and I happened to have one in my kitchen. So you are getting a…

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Roasted Red Onion

Posted on Jan 8th, 2013

After I made my vow to cook and consume more veggies, I discovered I had a cookbook actually called "Vegetables" by James Peterson. The first half of…

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Summer Corn Salad

Posted on Jun 24th, 2011

  Very few things shout SUMMER like fresh corn. (peaches, of course, also shout summer.) I find fresh corn delicious, whether it is…

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