August, 2010

Homemade Ketchup Recipe

When I was growing up, I was forced to try some homemade ketchup at some of the family reunions that we went to.  I remember it being watery with a really heavy tomato twang that made me want to run back to my Heinz.  An indelible memory was impressed in my head that homemade ketchup would […]

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  August 30, 2010   1 comment

Cooking up a storm

Today I am cooking up a storm, literally. Got a lot of things going- making pickles this morning (4 different ways), making homemade ketchup, homemade chili sauce and homemade bbq sauce. Hoping that everything comes out, because they are all firsts for me. We’ll see what happens!

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  August 27, 2010   No comments

Food photography

Well, it’s just about time to start getting the photography on this site worked out.  I have been plagued by issues recently that have prevented me from getting the shots that I want.  After a week of research, it looks as though all the areas have been identified that need to be worked on.  Hopefully […]

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  August 25, 2010   3 comments
Panini Croque Monsieur

Panini Croque Monsieur

Over the last couple days, we had some friends come visit up at the lake.  Before they arrived, I asked Caroline what we should make while they were here.  One of our guests is into yoga and is a reiki healer, so I wasn’t sure if there would be dietary restrictions.  I certainly didn’t want […]

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  August 25, 2010   No comments
Tastes like Homemade Baked Pasta

Tastes like Homemade Baked Pasta

Today I was rummaging around in the refrigerator and ran across some mild Italian sausage and some shredded mozzarella cheese. I started to think about the Rustic Baked Pasta dish that we made in January. Normally I wouldn’t make a dish like this in August, but today it is cool outside and tomorrow is supposed […]

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  August 24, 2010   No comments
Grilled Flatbread with Hummus & Summer Veggies

Grilled Flatbread with Hummus & Summer Veggies

Last week I was working to figure out what to do with some left over vegetables from my Char Grilled Summer Vegetables over Penne Pasta recipe.  I went through a bunch of ideas an ended up making a Soup of Pureed Summer Vegetables, which was really delicious.  In the thought process, I came up with […]

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  August 20, 2010   1 comment

Soup of Pureed Grilled Summer Vegetables

This idea for this soup was concocted simply because we grilled way too many vegetables for the Char Grilled Summer Vegetables over Penne Pasta meal that we whipped up over the weekend.  We had a lot of summer squash, zucchini and grilled red peppers left over.  There was a little grilled fennel and scallion in […]

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  August 17, 2010   2 comments

Simple Strawberry Banana Smoothie

This past Saturday I made about a gallon of this Strawberry Banana Smoothie for my family and our guests and not a drop was left. I think that Jackson drank about half of mine, which is great news because it is really good for you. Glad to see that he likes everything having to do […]

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  August 16, 2010   2 comments