Creamy Cauliflower Soup

January 23, 2012
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Cauliflower – a vegetable I grew up with, and wasn’t often thrilled about. Mom you know I love you, but I do not love the way you like most of your veggies cooked. However, on my quest to enjoy more fresh produce this Winter season, I’m giving it a try again.  Cauliflower seems to abound […]


Homemade Garlic and Parmesan Croutons

January 17, 2012
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Croutons are one of those things that my gluten free husband usually has to deny himself.  And inevitably croutons cause him some of the most frequent problems for eating out, as they invariably end up on soups or salads when someone doesn’t understand that croutons are made of bread and thus fall into the “no […]


Herb Roasted Root Vegetables

January 11, 2012
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I have hit the ground running with my expedition into the land of root vegetables.  This week I have eaten celery root, parsnips, jerusalem artichokes, and there are even carrots sitting in my fridge.   My first foray of the year into root vegetables was to try them simply – I wanted to taste their […]


Maple Pumpkin Granola, Gluten Free

October 11, 2011
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It’s Fall. And like a little kid on the first day of school, I have this renewed energy to seek and find myself, create new things, and explore the world.  Maybe it’s the way the yellow Autumnal light shines through the trees or sparkles inside dew drops not yet faded away.  Maybe it’s the newfound […]


Amateur’s Food Photography XIII: White Bean and Ricotta Salad

September 26, 2011
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What defines a photographic style? Is it the light one uses, the props, the angle, the composition, the settings? I kind of think all of the above.  It’s part of what makes style so hard to describe.  How does one look at a photograph and see the signature of the photographer within the image?  All […]


Homemade Tomato Jam

September 18, 2011
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  The end of Summer is upon us – some people I’m sure will be reminiscing about times at the beach or picnics and bbqs in the sun with friends, fruits and vegetables from their gardens and holidays.    I am reminiscing about my travels to Germany, Spain, France, and great hikes in the Alps, […]