Monthly Archives: April 2012

Rhubarb Strawberry Pudding Cake

We have six thriving rhubarb plants in the backyard that we have started to harvest. When we lived in Cambridge, England during my husband’s graduate school days, he would reward himself after a morning in the library by going to … Continue reading

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Angel Hair with Roasted Asparagus and Red Pepper Pesto

We have been nursing a tiny patch of asparagus in the back yard without much success, but we are hoping in a few years we might actually get to eat some of it. For now, I rely on the grocery … Continue reading

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Spring Onion and Lemon Focaccia

Focaccia is one of my favorite breads to make because you can combine the ingredients in the mixer without having to knead the dough. There are several steps to this recipe but some can be done in advance. You can … Continue reading

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Five Vegetable Purée

I will admit to having a tendency towards food hoarding. I love seeing a full refrigerator and a well-stocked pantry and freezer. But sometimes I go a little overboard in the produce section of the grocery store and come home … Continue reading

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Why Food Matters, and What Motivates Me To Blog

Two months ago today I was hospitalized for a gall bladder attack and complications of Crohn’s disease. I have battled Crohn’s for almost 10 years; yet, for the most part I have been able to eat most things that I … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Barbecued Pulled Pork

About 10 years ago our family flew into Kansas City, Missouri and drove across the state to meet up with some relatives. I had been reading about barbecue in a book by Jane and Michael Stern and had made a … Continue reading

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Mango Orange Ice Cream

I know I have posted quite a few sweet things lately, but I have to add one more. The citrus season is coming to a close shortly and I had several oranges and some leftover cream from my Easter baking. … Continue reading

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Lemon Artichoke Pesto

This pesto only takes 5 minutes to make and is so versatile. I use it on crostini and as a sauce for 1/2 lb. pasta or pizza or as a dip for pita bread. You can loosely interpret it as … Continue reading

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More Easter Treats – Babka

I love a good babka and it is one of my favorite Easter treats. For those who may not be familiar with it (if you are a Seinfeld fan you ought to know), babka is a Polish/Russian Easter yeast bread. … Continue reading

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