Storing Tomatoes for the Winter

Adorable bunny shaped tomato

I know the timing of this post isn’t the best, but, hopefully, it will give you some food for thought for next year and what to do with all those delicious tomatoes. Look at all these lovely tomato varieties I got this year from our market share, produced by one of our many local, organic-on-a-handshake, CSA farms—Barefoot Gardens. This is the advantage of buying from a... Read More

Cookbook Preview: Vegan Chocolate by Fran Costigan, Part 3

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Fran Costigan’s new dessert cookbook, Vegan Chocolate: Unapologetically Luscious and Decadent Dairy-Free Desserts*, is due to hit stores in mid October, but you can pre-order one now. In the meantime, how about trying her luscious Chocolate Dulce de Leche, Gluten-Free Chocolate Chunk Cookie or the recipe below? Brownie Pudding Cakelettes Brownie Pudding Cakelettes – Photographs... Read More

Nut Butter Universe Cookbook Review & Giveaway

Cheesy Almond Broccoli Soup

Nut Butter Universe It seems the virtual book tours are gaining popularity with cookbook authors. I’m glad I could be a part of this one for Robin Robertson’s Nut Butter Universe: Easy Vegan Recipes with Out-Of-This-World Flavors*. Who could pass up reviewing a nut butter book?! I own several of Robin’s cookbooks and I love how easy and tasty her recipes are.... Read More

Cookbook Preview: Vegan Chocolate by Fran Costigan, Part 2

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Fran Costigan’s new dessert cookbook, Vegan Chocolate: Unapologetically Luscious and Decadent Dairy-Free Desserts*, is due to hit stores in mid October, but you can pre-order one now. In the meantime, how about trying her luscious Chocolate Dulce de Leche or the cookie recipe below? Gluten-Free Chocolate Chunk Cookies Gluten-Free Chocolate Chunk Cookie – Photographs... Read More

Cookbook Preview: Vegan Chocolate by Fran Costigan, Part 1

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  The Vegan Dessert Queen is at it again. Well, she’s been at it not stop. Fran Costigan’s new dessert cookbook, Vegan Chocolate: Unapologetically Luscious and Decadent Dairy-Free Desserts*, is due to hit stores in mid October, but you can pre-order one now. In the meantime, how about trying her luscious Chocolate Dulce de Leche recipe below? Chocolate Dulce de Leche... Read More

You Say Tomato, I Say Let’s Make Sauce

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I am not creative when it comes to food. I pretty much live by the myriad of cookbooks that litter the top of my fridge. I’m grateful to all of those adventurous cooks who write them and I admire them for that. I can make simple things without looking at these books, but I rarely venture out and try something on my own without being prompted to do so. Case in point—Lydia told... Read More

Vegan Pão de Mel – Brazilian Honee Cake

Filled with doce de leite and dipped in chocolate

Pão de mel is a Brazilian treat that makes my mouth water just from hearing the words being uttered. They were one of my biggest downfalls when I lived in Brazil and every time I went back to visit. They are mildly spiced with cinnamon, ground cloves, nutmeg and the sweet gooeyness of honey, baked into a scrumptious cake, cut into squares, then cut in half and filled with doce... Read More

Honee Granola Bars

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I was really excited to get the opportunity to try a recipe with some Bee-Free Honee. Lydia and I decided to split it and each come up with a recipe that would normally use traditional honey, substituting it with this new product. I decided to make some granola bars, which are really simple and take less than an hour, from prep time to clean up. I also wanted to make something portable... Read More

Vegan Zucchini, Basil, “Cheese” Muffins

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Looking for yet another way to use up some extra zucchini or basil? These tasty bits should do the trick. I prefer something savory as a snack or for breakfast and they certainly hit the spot last, this morning, and possibly many more times today. They’re so irresistibly yummy Mauro and I just can’t stop noshing on these buggers. I doubled the recipe when I made them... Read More

Truffled Celeriac Soup

Served with black truffle oil and chives

Spring and farm season are finally here in our neck of the woods! We’ve had plenty of rain and, now, a good, solid week of hot sunny days to get those veggies growing. Although Mauro and I had a CSA winter share from Pennypack Farm —packed with winter greens, root vegetables and other storage crops— we’re really looking forward to our Spring-Fall shares from Blooming... Read More

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