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Child-Friendly Recipes: Roast Pepper Pesto

My kids are spectacularly fussy eaters. I’ve long given up caring, and our mealtimes now are a mix of children eating nothing/plain potatoes while the grown-ups have a feast, and special child-friendly meals that the grown-ups eat because it’s there. “Pastapesto,” as the little monsters lovingly call it, is different, because eeeeeverybody loves it.

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Soup of the Day: Spicy Tomato Lentil

Happy Burns Night! January 25th is, in Scotland, known as Burns Night. It’s when we celebrate our beloved bard, Robert Burns; it’s a celebration involving haggis, neep, tatties and considerable amounts of whisky. So logic would dictate that the following soup involve haggis, and well, everyone has boundaries. Mine involve having haggis soup.

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Soup of the Day: Solyanka

Solyanka, a meat-based hot and sour soup, originates from Russia and Ukraine. Because it can be made with any leftover meat, and because anything Soviet was highly encouraged in the former GDR, it became a staple in East German cuisine. Wherever you went, Solyanka was the soup of the day. It still is immensely popular […]

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One Pot Tomato Masala

This week, I was browsing foodgawker.com to find new recipe inspiration. I’ve felt like things in my kitchen were getting pretty redundant – lots of zucchini and lots of pesto and really gigantic portions of salsa were basically going through a systematic and constant rotation. When I found Cook’s Hideout Tomato Biryani recipe, I knew I […]

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Don’t Get Between Me and My Bruschetta

I spent a ridiculously long amount of time mispronouncing “bruschetta.” I was a fan of “bruce-shet-a” or “brosh-etta” or “really fancy toast for summer time nonsense.” To be honest, I’m still a fan of the last one, but at least now I know how to pronounce it vaguely more correctly – bruce-ketta. But, you know, if […]

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Zucchini and Tomato Pasta

I read so many food blogs that spin these lovely tales of exploration and discovery. In them, the kitchens are always large and sunny, the food is always fresh and available, and the cook/writer is always cheerful and full of boundless optimism. That does not necessarily reflect the reality of my life. There you will […]

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Focaccia with Zucchini and Tomato

Focaccia is about the only bread I have patience for. This is a personal failing, I am sure, and maybe with years of work and effort, I will work my way to making all sorts of bread regularly and with vigor. I have written about focaccia on here before, but this one comes with a […]

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Morbid Curiosity

Morbid Curiosity: Tangy Tomato Aspic

When I first started food blogging a little over a year ago, several people urged me to try a tomato aspic, so I knew it must be a notoriously unappetizing dish.  I just think jellied foods are weird in general!  And as someone who grew up with a dog as a pet – a dog that […]

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Chickpea Salad

I’ve noticed a few themes in the foods I post here ““ food processors, random botany tangents, chickpeas, to name a few. I’m going to try my darndest to bust out of them like the Kool-Aid man busting through concrete. But not today ““ today I am hitting up my favorite bean for some more […]

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Lazy Recipe: Mozzarella and Tomato Salad

This is another one of my cherished Lazy Recipes, and I’m happy to share it with you all even though you’ve probably made some variation of it on your own by now.