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cauliflower & carrots braised in milk

Last week, I wanted to make something creamy and comforting with what vegetables I had on hand: 2 different types of carrots (one yellow, one orange) and a head of cauliflower. Soup would have been the obvious choice, but I wanted something a bit more unusual. These “creamed” vegetables were the result.

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spicy red kidney bean dip

This dip saved my ass. A couple weeks ago I needed a quick snack to whip up for some friends stopping by. I checked the cupboard and saw a can of kidney beans and then hopped online and found…

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cranberry rosemary apple sauce

I love Thanksgiving mainly because it gives me a reason to make cranberry sauce. It’s stupid really, since cranberry sauce makes a great accompaniment to most meals and there are so many variations that it’s easy to whip some up…

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naan bread – easier than you think

Now that it’s fall, it’s a perfect time to dig into curries, hearty soups and stews. And there’s nothing better than freshly baked bread to help sop up all that goodness. One rainy dark night with the thoughts of curry…

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crunchy sweet & spicy freezer pickles

Canning is something that I’m afraid to try. It’s a stupid fear, but a fear none the less. I’ll get over it. Just like I did with yeast and bread making. I can do it. But in the meantime, I’m…

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salty sweet candied peanuts

I always think about candied peanuts come fall. Not that it’s fall yet – nope, I’m not jumping the gun on that yet! But when I was a kid there was always a beer nuts vendor at the Western Fair…

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big bowl of summer vegetables

While my husband was away for his two-week bicycle adventure, I was left at home to make do with our CSA share. For the past 2 years, we’ve shared our farm share basket with another couple, as one whole share…

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quick summer squash & pea saute

What a bright and delightful part of the meal this dish was! I’m looking back on this meal fondly because right now with my husband away on a 2 week bicycle trip I’m doing a lot less eating and hardly…

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