Tag Archives: gluten-free

Simple Baked Winter Squash

This one is for Ronda. Nothing could be simpler than this recipe for baked winter squash. I used carnival, also called dumpling squash recently. (It’s the yellow and green squash on the upper left corner in the photo above.) I … Continue reading

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Watermelon Juice

True confession: the only melon I like to eat is watermelon. Believe me, I can appreciate other melons, but watermelon is my love. It’s an ingredient of summer. Tweet

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Cilantro Mint Chutney

Spring is so exciting for me. One of the first things to sprout up in my garden every year is mint: such a fresh and beautiful green and wonderfully fragrant. It’s so lovely and green I just had to make … Continue reading

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Bean Thread Noodles with Veal, Tomatoes, and Mint

Above is a picture of a recent lunch that was very simple to make because I had bean thread noodles on hand. I find bean thread noodles to be a very handy pantry item. Bean thread noodles are made from … Continue reading

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Shrimp Chips

Shrimp chips are popular throughout Southeast Asia. They have many names, such as “prawn crackers” and “krupuk” ¬†(Indonesian). Properly prepared, these chips are light, not greasy, and have a mild but clear shrimp flavor. Like potato chips, it’s hard to … Continue reading

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Applesauce

What to do with all of the apples I collected for the photo in my last post? Applesauce. Applesauce is easy to make, and your efforts will be deliciously rewarded. It’s really worth the effort, and it’s a great dish … Continue reading

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Fresh Figs with Proscuitto

The first time I ever saw, touched, and tasted a fresh fig was a revelation. My knowledge of figs until then was mostly confined to Fig Newtons. I didn’t even know what a fresh fig looked like until I saw … Continue reading

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Fresh Asparagus Soup

This is a simple, refreshing soup that’s good hot or cold. The original inspiration comes from Deborah Madison’s The¬†Greens Cookbook. It’s a vegetarian soup that can be made vegan. You make the stock from asparagus ends and leek tops, and … Continue reading

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Mache, Butter Lettuce, Fennel, & Walnuts with Lemon Walnut Vinaigrette

This is a lovely fall/winter salad to enjoy when the air turns chilly and the fall walnut harvest has arrived in the market. I crave it when the air turns cool and make it over and over throughout the winter … Continue reading

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Store-Bought Stock or Broth

In a perfect world, I would always have freshly made stock on hand in my fridge. But in reality I sometimes run out of fresh stock, and so I keep a variety of fill-ins of commercially available products. Here are … Continue reading

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