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Stuffed Squash Blossoms

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    After perusing Gourmet Sweet Botanicals I couldn’t resist purchasing their squash blossoms!  One of my fondest memories of visiting Italy 5 years ago, was visiting an open-air market near the Vatican and seeing all of the zucchini for … Continue reading

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Johnny Jump Up Spring Rolls

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Strudel and I thought it would be fun to create recipes with edible flowers this month!  It’s warming up quickly here in Denver and I was craving something cool and refreshing.  I found this article very helpful in learning how … Continue reading

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Yak and Zoodles

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Strudel and I decided “go-to” meals would be fun this month.  When I think of “go-to” meals I think of simple.  I spend part of my Sundays prepping food for the week, this way when I come home from work … Continue reading

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Superfast Seafood Chowder

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It’s cold here in Denver and I have been craving a seafood chowder. Living in a land-locked state, I can’t readily get good chowder from anywhere near me.  When I crave something, I want it immediately and don’t want to have … Continue reading

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Fresh Tomato Pasta

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   Until last week, summer was in full swing here in the Pacific Northwest. My garden has been highlighting what a long, warm season it’s been; the kale is robust, and most importantly, my six tomato plants are producing amazing fruit. The tomatoes … Continue reading

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Citrus Bread

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 A few weeks ago, a colleague brought in the most amazing bread – not sweet, but crunchy, buttery, and extremely addictive. I’m also going to go ahead and speak some truth here, using the “m” word – the bread was also … Continue reading

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Nutty Grain Salad

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Who feels like baking right now?  None of us!  I have really been into making new and different salads this summer; Chinese Chicken, Black Bean Quinoa, etc.  My latest experiment was recreating my absolutely favorite salad at Trader Joe’s, the … Continue reading

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Gifts from My Garden

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I had a great summer, you? Summer was a little hotter than I would have liked but it brought me fun things like ducks, farmer’s markets, swimming, block parties and maybe best of all yummy produce from the garden.

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Which came first? The Duck or the Egg

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I guess in my case it started with the first taste of a delightful duck egg, the ducks soon followed suit!  Let me introduce two new members to our little clan.  Their names are Confit and Marie and they are … Continue reading

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Kale and Gruyere Tart with Cornmeal Millet Crust

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  After reading Streusel’s blog post about her Walnut Cheese Spread, I’ve never felt so distant from my friend. First of all – she’s not drinking wine?! I’m all about cutting back on vices, but this seems like an extraordinary … Continue reading

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