Tag Archives: Farmers Markets

Broccoli Bigger Than Your Head

A is for apple. Oh wait, that was the last post, and I still can’t get enough of them, but need to move along. B is for broccoli. As in broccoli bigger than your head. Ok, my head, I can’t … Continue reading

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No More Composter for You

Every Fall, one of my rituals is making/putting up, whatever you want to call it, applesauce. Nothing fancy, no sugar, just cooked down apples — ok maybe a pinch of cinnamon and a squeeze of lemon juice, but that is … Continue reading

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Latest Fashion Statement: Kale Pesto

Fashionwise (yes, there is something I love almost as much as food and going to the Farmers Market), this past (insert sad face that I am already referring to summer as past) summer season, and trickling over into the Fall, … Continue reading

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Where Have You Been All My (Cooking) Life?

For someone that has been cooking as long as I have, and is a pretty good cook at that (so I’ve been told), it is hard to admit that I have spent the majority of my cooking life without a … Continue reading

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Kofta-Keftdes Mash-up

Oh sure, deciding to use the stovetop on the hottest day of the year, without having a ‘freezer burn’ level of air conditioning, might not be the smartest idea, but when you trumped preparing the ground lamb you thawed over … Continue reading

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One gal’s weed is…

..well quite frankly, this gal’s arugula. ¬†Enter my backyard this time of year and perennials are pushing thru the ground, large pots are waiting to be potted (or, are attempting lettuces, chard and kale before summer hits full blaze, oh … Continue reading

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it’s flour and water and…yeast.

This winter I came to the realization (after how many years together?!?) that my husband loves pizza. Rightfully so, who doesn’t? But gotta say, for years, though I like pizza, it was not a LOVE thing that I had to … Continue reading

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Ch, chi, cha, Chia

Sorry. Could not resist. Sooooo cliche, I know. But who in the States can’t say the word ‘chia’ and, bam, that jingle pops in one’s head, along with an image of a terra cotta chia heads (am I the only … Continue reading

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A not so guilty pleasure?

I need me some comfort food. Really? After the over indulgence in the ultimate comfort food meal last week and the endless leftovers? And yes, I can do this in a health way: why ¬†cauliflower of course. Again I can … Continue reading

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Happy New Year’s

I dread, dread, dread the end of my favorite season of the year. With the passing of Labor Day weekend suddenly summer is “over”. Why, when so often the best ‘summer’ weather happens in September and October here in Illinois? … Continue reading

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