Homemade Vegetarian Chicken Noodle Soup – National Soup Month

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Homemade Vegetarian Chicken Noodle Soup – National Soup Month

Yes, we vegetarians can still get the intense flavor and healthy benefits of chicken noodle soup; even without the chicken. It’s National Soup Month! Do you love soup? I certainly do. Making and eating soup has always been one of my great pleasures. Strangely not everyone feels the same. My husband used to be one […]

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Make Your Own Beer Mustard

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Make Your Own Beer Mustard

It’s National Mustard Day! Celebrate by making your own spicy beer mustard.   Spicy. Hot. Tangy. Mustard isn’t just for lathering on hot dogs or Bratwurst. It’s also the hidden ingredient in a tangy potato salad, an extra-special homemade vinaigrette, and the perfect ham glaze.  In fact, much like vinegar, mustard boosts the umami quality […]

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Dairy-Free Watermelon Sherbet

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Dairy-Free Watermelon Sherbet

Watermelon sherbet is a refreshing treat on a hot summer’s day. It’s watermelon season. Sweet and juicy, maybe nothing says summer more than watermelon. I remember planting watermelon seeds in third grade as a school project. I babied that seedling, and with my father’s help managed to coax a small watermelon out of it before […]

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Buttermilk Grape-Nuts Ice Cream Recipe

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Buttermilk Grape-Nuts Ice Cream Recipe

Tomorrow is National Ice Cream Day! Celebrate with this tangy, chewy, New England favorite.   New Englanders love ice cream. Seems strange, but even though New England is one of the coldest areas of the country, the natives eat more ice cream than elsewhere. When I was growing up, heading to the local soft-serve place […]

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Apricot Sorbet Recipes

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Apricot Sorbet Recipes

It’s easy to turn fresh apricots into Honey Apricot Vanilla Sorbet or Brown Sugar Almond Apricot Sorbet. And a great way to celebrate National Ice Cream Month!   Earlier this week I mentioned that I had purchased 27 pounds of very ripe apricots. After eating my fill, my thoughts turned to canning. But after canning […]

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Homemade Raspberry Apricot Jam

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Homemade Raspberry Apricot Jam

What do you get when you combine raspberries and apricots? A sweet-tart jam perfect for topping scones or biscuits!   Last week I purchased a 27 pound box of large, juicy, luscious apricots. They suffered from sun scald which affected their beauty, but not their taste. The apricots were too large, too ripe, and too […]

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How to Make Easy, Flavorful Candied Cherries

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on June 13, 2015 6 Comments
How to Make Easy, Flavorful Candied Cherries

Candied cherries have real flavor when made this quick and easy way.   Every year I make candied cherries for fruitcake season. The process is usually long (see this older post). The cherries are candied, and they don’t have that fake neon color that you see in store-bought candied cherries, but they still have absolutely […]

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Sourdough Saturday – Sourdough Carrot Bread

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Sourdough Saturday – Sourdough Carrot Bread

Pureed carrots lend this bread a beautiful yellow hue and a moist and tender bite.   Last week I rescued my sourdough starter from the refrigerator where it has been hibernating for a while. My grand-daughter wanted to learn how to make real bread, “not the stuff from the grocery store.” Really, you’ve got to […]

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Almond Butter Snack Bites

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Almond Butter Snack Bites

Almond butter, whole grain flakes, and lots of seeds combine to make a healthy, high protein snack.   My husband loves a certain brand of protein bars. Some days he will eat two or three of the disgusting things. I avoid them for a couple of reasons; they all taste the same and they all […]

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Sourdough Saturday – Cinnamon Rolls

Filed in Real Food by on March 28, 2015 7 Comments
Sourdough Saturday – Cinnamon Rolls

Homemade cinnamon rolls and Easter morning go together like peanut butter and jelly. Easter (the unofficial start of a REAL spring for many of us) is right around the corner, and that means it’s time for the heavier rustic breads to take a back seat and allow lighter fare to come to the forefront. For […]

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