Category Archives: Vegetables

Curried Butternut Squash & Carrot Soup


I recently traveled to Rhode Island and New Hampshire for a week of fun with a girlfriend.  We ate, drank, shopped, skied, drank more, watched chick flicks, ate more, shopped more and slept enough.  It was a great time for … Continue reading

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Honey Balsamic Reduction


I am beside myself intoxicated with this recipe.  Honey alone is intoxicating, yet blending it with white balsamic and fennel pollen transforms it to an intoxicatingly, heavenly sauce that I drizzled over roasted red beets. Reduction concentrates the flavors and … Continue reading

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Without Bees


I have a hunch many of you have seen this or a similar list of the foods we would not find available if we didn’t have bees.  I couldn’t help posting it for those of you haven’t seen it or … Continue reading

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Spinach & Blueberry Salad With Yogurt & Herb Dressing


It’s hotter than “blue blazes” in Texas, already!  The heat and humidity make me want to eat lighter meals with lots of fruits and veggies.  The blueberries at Saturday’s farmers market looked plump and juicy so I brought home a … Continue reading

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Farmers Market Fare


One of my favorite events that takes place in the summer is the farmers market on the square in downtown Rockwall, Texas.  It’s small but growing each year.  I manage the gourmet kitchen store on the square, so every Saturday … Continue reading

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Faux Mac & Cheese


I’ve been finding all sorts of positives in my life of late, sans the Mr.  The obvious positive is, he’s been shooting furniture out-of-state for a well-known retailer for 5 weeks now.  Bringin’ home the bacon = good.  Another less … Continue reading

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Crispy Kale Chips


Have you heard of these?  Kale chips.  A few weeks ago when I visited LuLu in Austin she offered a bowl of crispy kale chips for snacking.  Interestingly a few days later at a friend’s home on Lake Austin a … Continue reading

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2012 – A Look Back


As the end of 2012 fast approaches I find myself reflecting back on events that took place in my life and kitchen.  The biggest event in my life would be Miss T heading off to college, leaving her parents as … Continue reading

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Bouquet Garni


My house is filled with the aroma of smoked something…….   I found myself with a smoked turkey carcass with which to make some homemade broth.   I decided to add a “Bouquet Garni” to the mirepoix to add some … Continue reading

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Root Soup


 “Wow, I am so happy to back at my desk, punching the keyboard and visiting with you!  I trust you all had a warm and thankful holiday last week, complete with too much food, friends and family gathered ’round and … Continue reading

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