Posts made in August, 2013

Spicy Ketchup

Posted by on Aug 22, 2013 in Cooking | 1 comment

Spicy Ketchup

We have some paste tomatoes growing in the back.  I think one of the plants was supposed to be a yellow pear tomato, but it got confused, because it looks pretty well like a pear-shaped roma.  It appears that the cross-pollination is causing hybridization.

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Gingery Eggplant and Tofu

Posted by on Aug 15, 2013 in Cooking | Comments Off on Gingery Eggplant and Tofu

Gingery Eggplant and Tofu

Once upon a time, somewhere in mid-america, I knew a lot of people who didn’t like veggies.  I think the accepted method of vegetable preparation in that area was to boil the veggies to within an inch of their life.  I don’t know.  All I know is that after I got to them, I had a lot of these people eating veggies that they never thought they would eat.  I have managed to get a begrudging acceptance of brussels sprouts out of some die-hard veggie haters.  A lot of it is just knowing what techniques best bring out the flavor.  And knowing when to stop cooking.  Let’s face it, there are some veggies that are just awful if they aren’t cooked right.

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Heirloom Bruschetta and Quick Dairy-Free Bolognese

Posted by on Aug 10, 2013 in Cooking | Comments Off on Heirloom Bruschetta and Quick Dairy-Free Bolognese

Heirloom Bruschetta and Quick Dairy-Free Bolognese

I am notoriously bad at pre-planing meals.  My husband, if it can be imagined, is even worse.  So needless to say the food that we keep around the house is pretty much staples and whatever meat looked good at the market this week.  Plus we get a produce box weekly from Abundant Harvest, which is always fabulous because it is cheap and convenient, but means that we have basically no control over how much and what kind of produce we get.  So basically this makes dinner time around our house a little like Chopped.  

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