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Pistachio Meringues with Rose Cream

Pistachio Meringues with Rose Cream This is the first time I have made meringues and they were surprisingly easy to make! They don’t take much hands on time, but you have to be able to give them 4 hours in the oven! They sound like they are very fussy little cookies to make, but they honestly aren’t. I mixed up […]

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Brunch after painting the baby’s room

  About a month ago our friends Kristi, Chris, Kathy and Martin came over to help us paint the baby’s room! We painted it “Miami Green” It really was a lot of helpers for not that much painting, but it was a lot of fun and after we finished painting the room we sat down to a delicious mini-food themed […]

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The Great Pea Dinner Party!

  We had this dinner party a long time ago so I’m sorry for the delay! It was a really tasty party with a much wider variety of dishes than I thought we would have. It was a little too early to have garden fresh peas, but we made do with frozen and the results were delicious! Today we are […]

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Cooler weather and dreams of radishes

  This heat has me longing for cooler weather so I thought I would post a picture from my spring harvest. It was taken in June when the weather was temperate, rainy, but cooler. Here’s a post I meant to put up earlier in the year, but it slipped into the wrong folder so now here is it!   A […]

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Zucchini and Corn Salad

  Welcome to summer! It is officially the hottest day of the year in Chicago since 1999!  I’m never a huge fan of crazy hot weather and now that I’m 7 months pregnant 100 degree temps and 110 heat indexes make me melt and swell at the same time. I feel like Veruca Salt from Charlie and the Chocolate factory, […]

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Pineapple-Cashew Stir-Fry

  Of all the recipes we have tried over the last few weeks, this is far and away the best.  It has two of my favorite ingredients: pineapple and cashews, is fast to cook and is the kind of dish where you have to remind yourself to slow down while you eat it.   Lately I’ve been trying to build […]

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Edible Flower Salad and the Garden

  Our garden has been kicking ass and taking names this year! Our lettuce has supplied us with more than we could possibly eat; our nasturtiums are blooming like crazy and have a variety of tastes. Red is spiciest, orange is medium and yellow is fairly mild. I still have a hard time eating flowers though! I look at them […]

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Creamy Polenta with Mushrooms

  There was a period of time this year, maybe about a month ago, where I had time to experiment and try some recipes that I’ve had bookmarked for ages, but hadn’t been able to try. This is the first of a series of recipes like that.  I think this was my favorite of the dishes I tried. It is […]

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Chewy Orange-Almond Cookies

    The recipe for these light little cookies came into my inbox at just the right moment! I had told my sister-in-law that I would make a dessert for her son’s baptism and I had originally planned to make my sugar cookies  and cut them out in the shape of crosses and then decorate them with his name and […]

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Quinoa Salad with Black Beans and Mango

  When I get invited to a barbecue I immediately start going through my list of recipes: potato salad, macaroni salad, lentil-beet salad, tofu burgers, etc. I love all of these recipes, but they have to make room for one more because this spring I found a perfect picnic salad recipe in the Veganomicon—Quinoa Salad with Black Beans and Mango. […]

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