Month Archives: July 2019

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“Inspire us with the spleen of fiery dragons!”

The full quote is: “”Our ancient word of courage, fair Saint George, inspire us with the spleen of fiery dragons!” – Shakespeare, Richard the Third What do you do when you run out of inspiration? Cait and I have recently run out of steam with regards to our brunches. We’ve...

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Penne salad with feta and olives

Ingredients: parsley leaves - 1/2 cup fresh capers - 2 tablespoons, drained fresh oregano leaves - 1 tablespoon jalapeno or other chili pepper - 1 small, seeded if less heat is desired garlic - 2 cloves extra-virgin olive oil - 1/2 cup feta cheese - 5-6 ounces, crumbled Kalamata olives...

Tomato Sauce (Basic Recipe)
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Tomato Sauce (Basic Recipe)

The kind of tomatoes you use affect the final result. The first time I made this was with campari tomatoes, and I infinitely prefer the sauce made from this to the sauce made from ripe garden tomatoes. Campari tomatoes retain their shape while cooking and don’t become all…saucey. They have...

satin-vest
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“…A fine, pedantic sunshine in a satin vest.”

For years, I’ve been wanting to pack up a bag full of fruit, fresh bread, cheese, honey, salad and just stroll out into nature with a friend or two. Well, I finally got around to doing just that yesterday evening, and it was perfect. The day had dawned gray and...

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Mini Frittatas

This recipe is almost entirely taken from Martha Stewart's recipe for mini frittatas - except that we added a cup of milk to make the eggs fluffier. We highly recommend this alteration :) Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Yield: 24 Ingredients: zucchini - 1 medium white mushrooms...

Kaiserschmarrn
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Kaiserschmarrn

A traditional German breakfast - one of my favorite things to order at home in Munich. And now I've made it gluten free friendly! Ingredients: rum - 1/4 cup raisins - 1/4 cup whole milk - 1 cup eggs - 5 white sugar - 1/4 cup vanilla extract - 1/2...

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“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well…”

…if one has not dined well.” —-Virginia Woolf The material we fuel our body with is so important – it’s a fact that’s been driven home in my life during the last year as I’ve gone gluten free. I’m lucky enough (well, that’s how I’m choosing to see it!) to...

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“The happiest moments of my life…

… have been the few which I have past at home in the bosom of my family.” –Thomas Jefferson Figuring out why I love our weekly Food with Friends events… It’s not just about community. I love that, I need that. But the need for community could have taken a...

Borscht
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My Mother’s Borscht

Ingredients: canola oil - 1-2 medium, tablespoons onion - 1 medium, diced carrots - 1-2 medium, shredded beets - 1-2 medium, shredded tomato paste - OR - - 5-7 oz diced tomatoes - OR - - 1 16 oz can fresh tomato - 1, diced vinegar - 1 tablespoon red kidney...

Butterscotch-Pudding
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Butterscotch Pudding

Ingredients: unsalted butter - 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar - 1/2 cup packed heavy cream - 1/2 cup whole milk - 1 1/2 cups salt - heaping 1/4 teaspoon cornstarch - 3 tablespoons water - 3 tablespoons vanilla - 1 teaspoon Instructions: Have ready a 3-cup bowl or mold or...

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