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Fresh Garbanzo Bean and Goat Cheese Pate

July 27, 2011

For this installation of the 5 Star Makeover we were challenged to create a 5-star style dish with seasonal ingredients from our local farmers’ market.  We could use standard pantry items, but everything else had to come from the market.  Even though our deadline was extended an extra month due to holiday travel and even […]






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Homemade Chamomile-Infused Simple Syrup

August 11, 2010

I like to turn my weekly trips to the farmers’ market into my own version of Iron Chef.  I seek out ingredients that are new to me, that I’ve never cooked with or eaten before, and then try to think up creative recipes to translate them into something amazing. Recently said ingredient was fresh chamomile.  […]






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Meatless Monday: Scrambled Egg and Potato Breakfast Tacos with Tomatillo Salsa

August 9, 2010

Today’s post is brought to you by the color purple. Yes, purple. I found myself inspired by some Purple Passion Potatoes that Tasteful Selections sent me to experiment with for their recipe contest. Suddenly I started noticing other unusually purple produce at my local farmers’ market. Like purple tomatillos… and purple hot peppers. It should […]






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Garlic Scape and Gruyere Biscuits

June 25, 2010

The web is full of recipes to make with garlic scapes.  For an ingredient I didn’t know existed until last year, cooks all over the world seem to have come up with a pleathora of fun ways to use it.  Many of them are the kind of recipes that epidomize summer cooking: simple, fresh, and […]






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Green Eggs and Ham Frittata

June 16, 2010

This summer I’m trying my hand at container gardening for the second time.  Baby greens, a serrano chile plant, mint, chives, dill, cilantro, stevia, and three varieties of basil grace my front porch while three tomato plants bloom on the back porch.  I’m coming to realize  I am quite the impatient gardener.  I inspect the […]






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Creamed Baby Kale & Oven Fried Green Tomatoes

June 15, 2010

I will admit at times I can be a series of contradictions, which can infuriate someone trying to get to know me.  I’ll say one thing and then turn around and say the exact opposite, with barely a breath of separation.  It isn’t that I don’t know myself or that I am being intentionally misleading, I […]






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Fromage Blanc & Farmers’ Market Finds

July 7, 2009

Encouraged by my recent success with yogurt making despite my rather silly methodology I decided I wanted to try my hand at more homemade cheese.  This time I decided to try Fromage Blanc, which I have decided has become my new favorite homemade cheese.  Fromage Blanc is a fresh cheese that reminds me of a […]






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