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Entries from March 2008

Roasted Vegetables

March 30th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Roasting vegetables is an old standby that never really gets old at our house. My mother-in-law (Nai Nai) makes the best roasted vegetables and we’re all truly happy that she’s willing to share her kitchen secrets with her favorite granddaughter. Our favorite mix of vegetables includes – carrots, parsnips, bell peppers, zucchini, potatoes and onions. […]

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Tags: Dinner

Signs of Spring (and Chocolate Bunny Bread!)

March 23rd, 2008 · 1 Comment

Spring has sprung, bunnies are everywhere and the chickens are laying beautiful eggs. And we’re baking indulgent things to celebrate! Chocolate Bunny Bread This has suddenly become a new favorite in our house, for kids and parents alike. The recipe came from this bread machine cookbook and in some magical way combines everything good about […]

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Tags: Breads & Rolls

Beatrix Potter’s Scrambled Eggs

March 20th, 2008 · 2 Comments

I found this little cook book at the library the other day. The recipes are all very English and have sweet Beatrix Potter illustrations with them. A simple recipe was the scrambled egg one. Something I didn’t know was not to add milk but to use cream. Our 5-year-old decided that she would be in […]

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Tags: Breakfasts

Jabuticaba Berry Juice

March 17th, 2008 · 4 Comments

We picked berries off Nai Nai’s jabuticaba tree the other day. For those not familiar with the jabuticaba fruit you can read more about it here. Daughter is happy to eat them right off the tree – they have thick skins something like a muscadine, which makes popping them in your mouth kind of fun […]

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Tags: Other fun

Green Rice with Stuffed Poblano Chiles

March 14th, 2008 · Comments Off

Recently I was given some poblano chiles – fresh peppers about as spicy as watercress – so I looked for a recipe for stuffing them. I found this Mexican recipe in this trusty cook book. The green rice sounded kinda spring like. By following this recipe, we wound up with a lot of extra rice […]

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Tags: Dinner

Easy Peasy Green Bean Salad

March 2nd, 2008 · 3 Comments

Our 5 year old helped to improvise this recipe with what we had on hand. She’s also the one who named it. Salad Ingredients A handful of green beans, blanched in boiling water 2 tomatoes sliced 1 small onion coarsely chopped 1 can of chick peas (garbanzo beans) drained Dressing Ingredients 1 tablespoon white wine […]

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Tags: Lunches