Tea Dinner Party

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The tea dinner party was a bit disappointing really. I think people got a bit lazy with this one so there are only a few recipes and not that many photos. The food at the party that actually contained tea was quite good, so I don’t want to skip posting about this entirely, but I will keep it brief. I […]

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Garbanzo and White Bean Salad

This is a great recipe for BBQs, quick lunches or just about any occasion you can think of. I also love bean salads, but I always forget to make them! The original recipe called for beans and herbs that I didn’t have so I made my own veggie combination, but stuck with her recipe for the dressing. You really do […]

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Pasta with Pesto, Kale and Green Beans

It is that time of the summer when basil plants look like tiny shrubs and smell good enough to sit down and eat, leaf by leaf. This is generally frowned upon though, or at least not encouraged so may I suggest this recipe instead? The original called for potatoes too, but we didn’t have potatoes, we had tons and tons […]

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Summer Squash Sauté

I came across this recipe and was elated because it uses two new tools I recently purchased. This one and this one. You should probably buy both of them as soon as you can because they make life so much easier! The garlic slicer also makes nice little chocolate shaving if you need something like that. The three of us […]

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Tomatoes!

Nick and I recently had a baby bug free 24 hours. She was visiting her grandparents in the burbs so we had a nice night out and in the morning we had time to go to the Farmer’s Market! But wait, can’t you take a kid to a farmer’s market? Of course you can, but our kid is at the […]

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Pie Wars

I’ve been on a pie kick these days.  A rhubarb pie kick to be more specific. I know that rhubarb is now out of season and the time has come for sweeter fruit pies, but this rhubarb pie has become an odd obsession. It began when I was looking through Granny Marie’s recipes. They are always good and always accurate […]

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Cherry Tomato Vinaigrette

This is an amazing condiment that I will make weekly during tomato season. We made this to top a ricotta omelet, but you could eat this on toast, with fresh mozzarella, on polenta…the possibilities are endless.  It is impressive to look at, but so easy to make. My favorite. And here you go! Cherry Tomato Vinaigrette June 2013 Bon Appétit […]

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Pink Pasta and Bean Salad

This is a recipe we made for Rosie from a book called Recipes for Babies and Toddlers. The title could just as easily be called “Recipes for Everyone in the House Who Has Taste buds,” but I guess their title is a little more marketable. The book has great recipes with portions that are appropriate for little bellies. The problem […]

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Candied Rhubarb

Here is a super simple and delicious way to use some rhubarb! My parents have been giving us bags and bags of rhubarb from their prolific plants and I was running out of new ways to prepare it. I was looking through Rustic Fruit Desserts and found this recipe. My rhubarb strips took about an hour to dry out enough, […]

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Zucchine Ripiene con Ricotta (Zucchini Stuffed with Ricotta)

This dish is a fantastic option for a warm summer day. It is a great way to use up some of the prolific zucchinis that appear in gardens come July. You have to hallow out the zucchini, so if there aren’t too many seeds, save the scraps and made some zucchini bread! I messed up the recipe a bit and […]

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