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weedy wednesday: tomato harvest!

Our tomato harvest is in full swing here, all four plants are sporting ripe tomatoes, and I’ve been enjoying being able to wander out and bring a haul like this into the kitchen whenever I like: As I’ve mentioned before, … Continue reading

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weedy wednesday: adding + ripening

This past weekend I made a small enhancement to our little patio garden: One basil plant from Trader Joe’s. Buying a bunch of basil alone is $1.00, buying a plant is $2.99. So if we use basil on three occasions, … Continue reading

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weedy wednesday: not-so-green tomatoes

One of the great parts of coming back from a long trip is how much your plants seem to have progressed in your absence. We were blessed with a very nice friend who kept our tomato plants hydrated while we … Continue reading

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chocolate interludes: chocolate mousse!

This past weekend we had our very first dinner guests in the new studio. I wanted to make a rich and delicious dessert, preferably one that would NOT involve turning on the oven. It’s been hot. I decided a chocolate … Continue reading

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Christmas crafting: hot chocolate on a stick

This year, I’m finally making good on my intention to send Christmas cards, and a few extra special friends are getting some bulky envelopes with a few of these: Hot chocolate on a stick, with a coating of peppermint pieces. … Continue reading

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eggplant, tomatoes, and feta, oh my

Just in case my food posts lately have people thinking I only ever eat breakfast and dessert, here’s something I’ve been enjoying for dinner (and the occasional leftovers lunch): Eggplant! Roasted and stuffed with a mix of tomatoes and chickpeas, … Continue reading

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baking interludes: kitchen sink gingerbread

I call this recipe “kitchen sink” gingerbread because it really does have a little bit of everything. This cake started off as a basic gingerbread recipe from Angry Chicken, but of course I had to tinker with it. I took … Continue reading

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more savory breakfasts: quinoa with kale and walnuts

I should probably just title my cooking posts: I am a kale addict, part ____. Because really, I am. I am also a breakfast addict, and in my ongoing quest for healthy, filling morning meals, I’ve whipped up this tasty … Continue reading

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savory green super breakfast

My new favorite breakfast these days may sound a little oddball: Oatmeal–with kale!  I first heard about mixing oats with greens over at the Heather Eats Almond Butter blog, and I was oh-so-skeptical.  But after a friend mentioned her love … Continue reading

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weedy wednesday: kale chips

All that’s seriously growing in the garden right now is kale (4lbs harvested in the past week!), so today’s post is yet another kale recipe: Curry kale chips! These make a great crisp, salty snack. They are a little time … Continue reading

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