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Avocado – Lemon Pesto

We tried this dish not long ago at one of those Mediterranean style salad bars. We also ordered it as an appetizer soon after. Both times we weren’t as impressed as we hoped to be, so decided to try our hand at it instead. Homemade is always better, isn’t it? Lemon Avocado Pesto Following the […]


February 8, 2016 · gj · No Comments
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How to Make Vegetable Stock For Free

You can save clean produce scraps in the freezer until you get enough for a batch of vegetable stock, rather than composting them or throwing them out. The skins of onions and tomatoes, and celery trimmings, are the most obvious. We also save all peelings from veggies and the trimmings from things like garlic and […]

February 1, 2016 · gj · One Comment
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Easy Winter Squash and Plum Chutney

It always impresses me the way foods can be combined. I guess it is because I grew up with a somewhat plain diet. Other than putting pineapple on ham and serving cranberry sauce with turkey, fruit was pretty much for dessert not dinner. Chutneys became more of a regular thing for us when we started […]

January 26, 2016 · gj · No Comments
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Curried Cauliflower with Greens

A delightfully easy and mmm, spicy, cauliflower recipe for your Meatless Monday.

January 18, 2016 · gj · No Comments
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Easy Sofrito

Sofrito Sauce is a tomato-cilantro base that is a staple in many Hispanic dishes. If you look for recipes online, you’ll find they call for quite a bit of cilantro. Unfortunately when we came up with this recipe last year, we weren’t growing any cilantro. So instead we bought a jar of Recaito, a cilantro […]

September 2, 2015 · gj · No Comments
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Peach Pie for Pi Day

Cleaning out the freezer and math happened to collide in our kitchen, so we thought we would share the results. This peach pie recipe is a take-off on one that was quite popular at our restaurant, and that was a take off on one from The Frog Commissary Cookbook, one of our favorites. Not that […]

March 14, 2014 · gj · One Comment
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Wonderful Homemade Knish

Most every culture has some kind of filled dumpling recipe. The Polish serve Pierogies, while the Italian Ravioli. Chinese have numerous and varied recipes from potstickers to things we cannot begin to pronounce correctly. Do a search on the internet and you will find an abundance of recipes to choose from. Although we had heard […]

December 17, 2013 · gj · No Comments
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Warm & Cozy, Apple Squash Soup w/ Candied Walnuts

This is a variation on a pumpkin soup, with a neat way to take it to the next level. <strong>Apple Squash Soup</strong> In a skillet, sauté in olive oil until almost transparent: 2 celery ribs, chopped 1 medium onion, chopped Peel and slice thin 4 apples. If you slice around the core, you don’t have […]

December 10, 2013 · gj · 2 Comments
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Asiago Pancakes with Pear Sauce

Cheese, fruit, and bread are often paired together, yet when Mandolin heard this recipe idea, he seemed a little surprised. “Hmmm,” he said. “That’s interesting.” We tested them on SaveTheWorld and her boyfriend. They devoured them. You can make a large batch of Pancake Mix and have it on hand. Making your own cuts out […]

October 11, 2013 · gj · No Comments
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Spaghetti Squash with a Twist

Find this recipe here.

September 27, 2013 · gj · No Comments
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