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italian & mediterranean archive

vegetable management: chopped mediterranean salad

I’ve been with our CSA for the past 4 years now, but this is the first year where I’ve felt that I’ve really got a handle on things. Previously, cucumbers would get mushy at the back of the crisper or…

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my favorite tomato sauce (with onions & orange)

Some food combinations are wonderful but others can have you scratching your head. For instance, last week, I picked up some coconut milk cheese at my local deli. I like coconut and I like cheese, so I figured the combo…

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mediterranean tomato sauce with chickpeas

I have a back log of great meals to mention but this one jumped the queue. Not only is it delicious but it is one of those eating-out-of-the-pantry meals that come in handy. Last night I was tempted to order…

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warm mediterranean couscous salad

This past week, I spent a lot of time deliberating an online boot purchase. You see, when it comes to buying something – online or off – I spend a ton of time researching and figuring out the pros and…

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penne carbonara with garlic scapes

I just wrote about casesar salads being a mainstay in my late teen years. Carbonara was another favorite. I grew up in a university town so there was an entire strip made up of bars and in between those bars,…

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simple caesar salad – no raw eggs required

Caesar salads are something that I associate with being 18 or 19 years old. It was the sure thing I’d order when eating dinner out with a group of friends on a Friday night. A caesar salad and a gigantic…

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stewed peppers, tomatoes & onions

There’s a lot of good writing out there in the food blog world. I’ve laughed and I’ve even cried over someone’s personal story telling. But this morning I went to my feed reader and read this post by Tea &…

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kamut spaghetti with baked tomato crumble

On Monday night I got back from a 5 day trip to visit family back in Ontario. My dad – who never used to cook anything other than fried eggs, potato pancakes or kugelis (a Lithuanian potato dish), has been…

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