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A little Easter bruschetta

April 9th, 2012 · Comments Off

The night before Easter, dear friends invited us over for an evening of pot luck and egg dying fun. With an abundance of tomatoes right now, we made bruschetta to take to the party. Ingredients 4 ripe tomatoes 1/4 cup minced basil leaves (or whatever herbs you have around – we used Mexican tarragon, parsley […]

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Tags: Other fun · Snacks

Valentine’s Day

February 14th, 2012 · Comments Off

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Tags: Breakfasts · Snacks

Zucchini Bread

May 6th, 2011 · Comments Off

Over the years I have tried various recipes for zucchini bread because… 1. Kitchen Daughter loves to shred things in the food processor 2. Kitchen Son loves to eat it. This recipe from the smitten kitchen appears to be this season’s winner. Ingredients: 3 eggs 1 cup olive or vegetable oil 1 3/4 cups sugar […]

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Tags: Breads & Rolls · Breakfasts · Snacks

Crustless Greens Pizza

April 23rd, 2011 · Comments Off

Continuing my girl crush on Nigella this recipe comes from her Nigella Kitchen Ingredients: 1 egg 2/3 cup all-purpose flour salt, to taste 1 cup whole milk butter for greasing 1 cup grated cheese a large handful of greens (we used a mixture of spinach, arugula, and basil) To Make: Grease a 9 or 10 […]

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Tags: Breakfasts · Lunches · Snacks

Enjoying Edamame

May 27th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Edamame is a wonderful snack for kids. These are fresh soybeans. “Edamame” is a Japanese name, but as a snack food, they originally came from China. These days, they also come from local grocery stores. If you can’t find them fresh, check the freezer section. Opening up the pods is fun and the kids don’t […]

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Courgette Cake

February 16th, 2009 · Comments Off

The kids and I were looking for something special to celebrate Kitchen Dad’s birthday and stumbled across this recipe.  The photographs were so beautiful, I just knew the cake would be special too. And it was! I tweaked it a bit to accommodate for ingredients I didn’t have, like caster sugar (superfine sugar, but not […]

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Homemade Salsa

June 14th, 2008 · Comments Off

Summer. Salsa. Easy. Put on chips. Put over beans. Put in burritos. (Eat straight out of jar.) Ingredients 6 tomatillos 2 or 3 tomatoes 2 Tbsps olive oil 1/2 tsp cumin Red pepper flakes 2 large cloves garlic A bell pepper 1 large onion, or two small ones. 1/2 cup cilantro 5 leaves of fresh […]

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Agua de Pepino (Cucumber Limeade)

May 22nd, 2008 · 4 Comments

This drink is refreshing and cool when the heat of summer is getting to you. It was a BIG hit with the kids. One can never go wrong when sugar is involved. We’ve officially named it Cucumber Breeze because it was such a breeze to make. 1 cucumber, peeled and cut into chunks Juice of […]

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Tags: Other fun · Snacks

Marmite!

May 6th, 2008 · Comments Off

Kitchen Dad turned me on to this savory little treat after we got married. It’s something that was a staple at his house growing up. We buy it at our local Brit Mart and sometimes I find it at our regular grocery store in the British foods section. Toast with Marmite is great for breakfasts […]

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Fried Plantains

February 25th, 2008 · Comments Off

A couple of days ago, a friend with a plantain tree gave us a bunch of lovely ripe ones. I had only eaten plantains in a restaurant and never attempted cooking them at home before. Turns out they are really easy to prepare. I used one of my most trusted cook books for the recipe. […]

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