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Tomato-Scape Pasta

It’s finally scape season…and I’ve been waiting for week.  I mean literally…WEEKS.  It may not sound long, but to me it feels like forever, and when I got to the farmer’s market this week and was literally surrounded by the scapes, I was in HEAVEN.  When I picked up 12 for a dollar, I was [...]

Carrot-Onion Au Gratin

You know what’s really great about this recipe?  If you say it right, it kind of rhymes…and that makes me happy.  The other thing that makes me happy is how ridiculously easy and delicious it was…definitely one that will be going in the standard line-up, since carrots and onions are two veggies I pretty much [...]

Simple Balsamic Pasta with Roast Veggies

There are two veggies I find go really well with balsamic vinegar….asparagus, and mushrooms.  I don’t normally make them together, but this time around, I figured, hey, why not?  I was also craving carbs, so balsamic-oven baked veggies over pasta it was for dinner. Ingredients 1 bunch asparagus, bottoms removed and cut into thirds Approx [...]

MooShoo Pancakes and Swiss Chard Risotto

Exhibit 1 that I have too much free time on my hands…I made myself risotto…for lunch.  It was really darn good, but I’m going to talk a bit about the mooshoo pancakes I made a couple days ago first.  This is the recipe from Madhur Jaffrey’s World Vegetarian, although she calls them “Chinese stuffed pancakes”.  [...]

Hot Dog n’ Kraut Sandwiches and Falafel Pasta

I’ve been eating strange food lately…normal (or fairly normal) ingredients, but in pretty abnormal combos.  I’m not normally a dogs and kraut person at all, but I was having a craving earlier this week, and once I did it…I had to have it twice more in three days. To assemble my little piece de resistance [...]

Thai Pineapple Fried Rice

When faced with leftover white rice, there really is only one thing to do….make it into fried rice!  And in this case thai-style fried rice, since I finally have a thai basil plant that’s doing well and there was an open can of crushed pineapple in the fridge.  It isn’t very traditional, since I don’t [...]