Category Archives: appetizer

Blistered Cherry Tomato and Avocado Smash Toasts

I have to admit that I struggle with breakfast. I don’t have much of a sweet tooth at the best of times and in the morning I’m particularly uninterested in a high sugar meal. So a savory energy boost like these … Continue reading

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Blueberries and Greens Salad

I love fruit in savory salads, so much so that when I was working as a food editor in Australia, at one point my boss had to tell me to knock it off with all the fruit in the salad. … Continue reading

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Fairy Tale Eggplant Caponata

Most cultures in the world can claim a version (or versions for that matter) of a vegetable stew featuring eggplant, pepper, onion, and tomato. Ratatouille from the South of France is undoubtedly the most famous, thanks in no small part to the animated movie of … Continue reading

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Tzatziki (aka What do I do with all these cucumbers?)

Chances are, at this point in the summer, you’ve got plenty of cucumbers rolling around your vegetable crisper. In my home, that is a very good thing. My two boys cannot get enough of cucumber. I don’t think there is … Continue reading

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Curried Deviled Pullet Eggs

You may not realize this, but even chickens have a learning curve. Apparently they are not born expert egg layers. Hence, pullet eggs, the small eggs produced by young hens just entering the family egg laying business. Because of their diminutive … Continue reading

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Cool Cucumber and Purslane Soup

Chilled cucumber soup on a hot summer day is such a refreshing treat. But to be honest, it can be a bit one note. In mulling over new and interesting ways to use the lovely purslane I received from my CSA, my … Continue reading

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Herbed Ricotta Toasts with French Breakfast Radishes

I’m always searching for new and interesting lunch options and this recipe is a product of one of those searches. I tend to have lots of odds and ends left in my fridge after a week of recipe testing. One … Continue reading

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