May 2009

Easy Tuesday Dinner; Tofu Stir-Fry

May 26, 2009

I really debated for a while with myself as to whether or not I should post this recipe. Not because I don’t want to share. Not because it’s not good. But because it uses a bottled sauce (gasp!) and thus is not 100% home made. I really don’t want this to be one of those […]

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Fava, Arugula and Mint Crostini

May 25, 2009

I have a confession. I get too many magazines. So many that some are still in their plastic wrappers, waiting to be read, months after arriving in my mailbox. I used to get even more, but I pared down, now only getting one of each type; food, travel, home & garden, and National Geographic. I love […]

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Pizza with Squash Blossoms, Fresh Mozzarella, Pesto and Prosciutto (Pizza Dough Recipe)

May 19, 2009

When we planted the garden I was really excited at the prospect of cooking with squash blossoms, something I’ve never really done before. When were were in Rome last year, we had some fantastic zucchini flowers stuffed with ricotta, batter dipped and fried. I want to try to make those at some point, but for […]

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Garden update; the Octopus in my Garden

May 16, 2009
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Today we finished the irrigation project. Every plant now has an ugly black rubber tube leading to a low-flow drip irrigation end. It will save water and keep me from having to lug the hose from plant to plant. But the manifolds (1 for each bed) looks like an octopus, albeit a 12 legged one, […]

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Frittata with Prosciutto, Potatoes & Thyme

May 11, 2009
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I’ve been following the beautiful food and photography blog, Lucillian Delights, for a couple of years now. Ilva’s photos are stunning and I’ve made a couple of her lovely recipes as well. A while back I noticed that she also runs a blog called Paper Chef. What is “Paper Chef” you ask? It’s an “online […]

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Chocolate Ganache Tart with Fresh Strawberries; or How to Make Sweet Tart Dough

May 9, 2009
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We have a tradition of Sunday dinners in our family. I don’t have a particularly large, related-by-blood family, but I do have a wonderful group of friends who have become our extended family and are as much my sisters and brothers as if we shared the same DNA. The dinners don’t happen every Sunday, but we try at least […]

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