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Category: Dinner

Necessity is the Mother of Pesto

Necessity is the Mother of Pesto

I recently overheard someone refer to pesto as “boring” and could not believe my ears. My taste buds were pretty incredulous, too, at the very idea. I remember vividly my first pesto experience… sitting by the window in a small, dimly lit Italian restaurant many […]

Summer Lasagna with a Twist!

Summer Lasagna with a Twist!

My first year of “serious” gardening I didn’t actually know what I was doing. Yes, I knew how to plant and care for my garden, but I had no idea about a) how much to plant and b) the importance of harvesting in a timely […]

Chickened Out? Liven it up with Fresh Sage and Lemon!

Chickened Out? Liven it up with Fresh Sage and Lemon!

When I was growing up, we ate chicken a lot. A LOT. My dad used to joke that if my mother could find enough ways to prepare it, we’d have chicken 365 days a year. He wasn’t far off and she was very good and […]

Eat your Hat – with Garlic Scape Pesto

Eat your Hat – with Garlic Scape Pesto

If you’re not familiar with garlic scapes, now’s the time! Garlic scapes are the flower bud of the garlic plant and are removed by growers to encourage growth of the bulb. Rather than waste these tasty stalks by discarding them to the compost heap, you […]

How Many Ways Can You Stretch a Chicken?

How Many Ways Can You Stretch a Chicken?

You may not think of Roast Chicken as a one-pot meal. I know I didn’t. I have vivid memories of Sunday dinner featuring a juicy roasted chicken with all the trimmings… potatoes, carrots, gravy… the lot. I don’t really remember when I first did this, […]

Warming Up When You’re Feeling Chili

Warming Up When You’re Feeling Chili

I usually think of chili as an autumn/winter dish. But lately the weather has been so unpredictable (blazing hot one day and cool and rainy the next) that I found myself craving something hearty and comforting. And, I happen to love making chili for a […]


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