Archive | June, 2012

I Have a Foodie Pen Pal

Last month I followed a few internet threads from one place to another and ended up on The Lean Green Bean blog.  Lindsay who is the author of the site is studying to be a dietician and has put together an amazing blog about food and exercise.  You must go and check out this blog, […]

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Baked Zucchini Fries

With my Garden starting the daily flow of Zucchini, I have been trying out new ways to cook up this persistent veggie. There is nothing like walking out to your garden and picking your own produce to serve up a dinner.  The zucchinis were still warm from the sun as I prepared this recipe, that […]

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Orange Popovers

These little gems are delicious with a drizzle of honey or jam.  They take no time to make. 3 large eggs, at room temperature 1 tablespoon sugar 2 teaspoon finely grated orange zest 1 1/4 cups milk 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 […]

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Making the Most of My Time in the Kitchen Garden

I’ve recently had a couple of people question the amount of time I spend in the garden. I thought about their questions and what I do do to work productively.  In the spring and early summer I do spend several hours each day with maintenance, staking, stringing and mostly weeding.  Which is something all gardeners […]

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Halibut with Zucchini Salsa

With the zucchinis growing faster than I can keep up, I have been thinking of imaginative ways to use them up. This dish did a great job, this salsa is tangy and delicious and the whole recipe is so simple and quick to pull together, which is a blessing when you want to spend your […]

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Lemon-Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

As I was wondering the isles of Fresh Market, I got lost and found myself in the cookie isle. 🙂  While I was trying to find my way out, I spied with my little eye a box of Meyer Lemon Wafer Cookies.  I immediately thought they would taste wonderful with chocolate.  Surprise, Surprise! No Surprise, […]

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Zucchini & Cheese Tart

I picked my first Zucchini.  Which means my counters will be covered with the little green guys very soon.  This is the first recipe I made with my first Zucchini. Enjoy! 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon slat 8 tablespoon cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes 1/4 cup sour cream 2 teaspoons fresh […]

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I Had a Pretty Fabulous Week!

This week has been pretty exciting for me. On Monday I was notified by Jessica at A Lot on Your Plate that I had won her Baking Competition with my Chocolate Shortbread Cookie tipped in Chocolate Recipe.  I was pretty thrilled!  I did a little fist pump!  She posted my recipe on her blog and […]

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White Bean Ragout with Toast

This recipe is in Bon Appetit May 2012, I tried it and immediately loved it, but decided to add shredded chicken from a rotisserie chicken.  Even better, plus more filling meal for the guys in my house! The recipe calls for you to make Soffritto, which is a mix of chopped aromatics, it is the base […]

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Kindness Caused me to Fall in Love with the ‘Daylily’

My father has a friend that he knew through his work that as a child I knew as “Boots”.  I still to this day do not know his true name, because I have never heard him called or referred to as anything else. Though I have not seen him in years, my father still corresponds […]

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