Fruits & Veggies Archive

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Italian Spaghetti Squash Casserole

If you are ready to jump from the pumpkin cart and take a gander at some of the other wonderful fruits of fall I have a great place to get your started. Try spaghetti squash. Spaghetti squash has a really cool quality in that it naturally shreds into noodles. I don’t think

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6 Great Peach Recipes

Peaches, Peaches, Peaches! I am dubbing this the summer of the peach! We have had a steady supply of peaches in our kitchen since the end of July. If I had to guess I think we have eaten, baked, frozen, or canned over 70 pounds of peaches so far this year. The

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Toasted Peanut Butter Tortillas

Back-to-school time puts me in the mood to collect some new family friendly food ideas. If you are also looking to jazz up your recipe box I’ve got a good one for you. We eat this for lunch be it would also make a terrific after school snack, you could even toast a few

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Blackberry Balsamic Reduction

Noxious, thorny, and destructive Himalayan Blackberry vines are everywhere. For most of the year they are the bane of gardeners, property owners, and even pedestrians whose ankles have been attacked strolling past a vacant lot or hillside. People have gone to dramatic, and even deadly lengths to eradicate this persistent weed but to no

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Rustic Peach-Raspberry Galette

Last week Mr. introduced me to a new word: procrastibaking. I feel the word alone says it all but just in case you are wondering, the Urban Dictionary has provided a definition, “the practice of baking something in order to put off doing something else you need to do.” This Peach-Raspberry Galette is pure

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Fresh Peach and Rhubarb Sorbet

Last week my friends at Farmstr slipped me a box of peaches. (They have more stone fruit – get yours before they are gone!) Each velvety peach was perfectly ripe. Nested in their shallow box they looked like an August sunset. I knew right away what to do with the first few,

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Strawberry Rhubarb with Lemon Thyme Crumble

Quick! It’s 5 o’clock and your in-laws are on their way over for dinner. The dessert you planned isn’t going to work out (they were meringue based and the weather turned humid so you wound up with a pile of sticky chocolate Frisbees). What do you do?? I’ll tell you what I

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Roasted Strawberry Cookies

These cookies are midsummer. When I open the container to sneak one more cookie I smell sneakers brushing against swollen late afternoon strawberries desperate to be harvested from their sagging vines. I imagine the first drops from sprinklers on my herb garden after a day of baking under the aggressive rays of

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Going with the Grain: Quinoa – Super Salad Recipe & Giveaway

  It’s time to meet the next tasty edition of this year’s Going with the Grain series! Yay! This time the winner will receive THREE bags of quinoa!!  If you are just here for the giveaway, that’s cool, I like free stuff too so I won’t hold it against you, just scroll

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Two life changing gifts and two ways to make a rhubarb cake

One spring when I was about 7 or 8 years old my mom took my sister and I on a little trip to visit her great uncle and second cousins in the small town of Snoqualamie, WA. The trip lasted only a few hours but I came home from the visit with

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It’s Sumo Time!

No need to find a wrestling mat, I’m not promoting a new fitness craze. This post is all about fruit!  The other day my sister sent me an email with the subject line, “They are Back!” and only an image attached. At first I thought it was spam. I crossed my fingers

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Caramel Apple Salad

Okay folks here goes – I have been sitting on this recipe for a…long…time. We were first introduced to Caramel Apple Salad at a recipe exchange potluck. Both the Mr. and I went nuts for the stuff. We have since made it for numerous gatherings and he is now the resident expert
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