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Savory Tomato Galette

So … how was your summer?  Mine was great, but, as always, it went by too quickly.  We traveled to Michigan for the first time and enjoyed the beautiful scenery, Sleeping Bear dunes and an absolutely fantastic meal at Boathouse restaurant … Continue reading

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Toasted Almond-Sauteed Apple-Greek Yogurt Cake

    I’m thinking that I have to come up with a name for this cake, because Toasted Almond- Sauteed Apple-Greek Yogurt Cake is:  a. a mouthful, and b. somehow too complicated to be appetizing.  Which isn’t accurate, because this … Continue reading

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Back To Basics – Vegetable Soup

Sometimes, even as summer begins, it can feel a bit cold and dreary which, of course, turns my thoughts to soup.  It is a crazy busy time in my house so I wanted something that would be quick to put … Continue reading

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Chickpea Salad

Chickpea salad is hands down one of my favorite dishes.  How good is it?  I have a friend who is incredibly chic. A real lady – her manners perfect, her fashion sense impeccable and her makeup always flawless.  The first … Continue reading

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Panzanella(or how to spin stale bread into gold)

If you’ve also been trying out sourdough bread recipes, or probably even if you haven’t, chances are good that you have some stale bread in the kitchen. Stale bread doesn’t get the attention it deserves.  We usually go right to … Continue reading

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Sourdough Bread On My Schedule

I love sourdough bread, and sourdough bread-baking.  I’m the proud owner of a starter that I began 4 years ago using a bunch of organic grapes, some bread flour and water.  I use it often.  The problem?  Well, none really, … Continue reading

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In Which I Embrace My Crunchy-Granola-Ness

  Or, at least, how much I love crunchy granola.  I have lived under the shadow of crunchy-granola-hood for some time, and I always sensed the term was not meant in a complimentary manner.  I figured that this was just … Continue reading

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How To Attack An Artichoke

I know, I know … they’re scary looking.  In fact, they’re almost pre-historic in appearance and somehow evocative of Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors.  They’ve got spikes on the outside and, if that’s not enough, prickly, hairy stuff … Continue reading

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Sriracha Puffs

  I just can’t seem to leave that bottle of sriracha alone.  These are a take on cheese puffs – but without the cheese.  I’ve made these, baked them off, and frozen them. They reheat quite nicely and are tasty … Continue reading

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Green Chickpea “Hummus”

So there I was, prowling the produce aisle of my local grocery store, when out of the corner of my eye I saw something new – fresh chickpeas.  They were bright green, with a dry, papery “shell” covering them.  I … Continue reading

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