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Giardiniera

Tweet The Italian giardiniera, pronounced jar-dih-NAIR-ah, means from the garden and is a classic combination of vegetables. Cauliflower, red bell peppers, carrots, celery and serrano chili peppers are mixed and marinated in a mixture of vinegar, olive oil and seasonings. Giardiniera, a common term for pickled foods, has graced many antipasti platters, but, if you’d […]

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Roasted Garlic lemon Cream

Tweet Some days it is just too darn hot to cook. This is especially true if you live in the Grand Canyon state of Arizona! So, standing in front of the refrigerator with the door wide open, I stare at the contents looking for inspiration. My first thought was to make a no-cook pasta sauce […]

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Roasted Garlic

Roasted Garlic

Tweet I prefer to use roasted garlic in dishes when I want a more mellow, slightly sweet garlic flavor. This is particularly true in those recipes that do not get cooked, such as, hummus, certain salad dressings and sauces. Roasting garlic is super simple and can be used in various ways, such as, adding it […]

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Roasted Balsamic Onions

Tweet Not only is this a great condiment to have on hand in your own refrigerator, it ‘s also a wonderful, thoughtful gift any time of the year. Because it’s so versatile, I often make a double or triple recipe when I know I’m going to be super busy. ¬†This allows me to be able […]

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Fichi Marmellata

Tweet The first house I ever lived in on my own was in Willow Glen (San Jose area of California), and what Realtor’s would call “cozy and charming” meaning it was small and had a few quirks. But it was in an established neighborhood of cute Victorians and other older homes, was very clean and […]

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Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd

Tweet The first time I ever had lemon curd was also the first time I had a proper cup of tea. My mother and I were in Victoria, British Columbia, for a long weekend. (It’s a quick trip from San Francisco). We arrived by ferry at night, and were welcomed with the sight of the […]

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Cooking with Fresh Herbs

Tweet Cooking with fresh herbs is like icing a cake. Say you’ve made this delicious carrot cake and it is really good. Now, you spread on the luscious cream cheese icing and really good just transformed into really¬†great! Using fresh herbs in your recipes will complete the dish … it’s the icing on the cake. […]

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