Brunchish Garden Fresh Cheesy Egg Bake

So many adjectives! Cheesy, brunch-y fresh, easy, versatile, quick,  unpretentious egg bake recipe is a great way to incorporate the vegetable bounty of your garden, CSA or grocery store. This time of year many are looking for ways to use up squash, this recipe will tackle at least four to five cups of that prolific […]

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Simple Homemade Ricotta

Second homemade cheese adventure – ricotta! Arguably much easier than my maiden mozzarella batch but does not have the “play with your food” step. This ricotta needs just three ingredients (milk, citric acid and salt) and about 45 minutes. Once done though the uses and recipes are limitless – to corral some current and future […]

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Mozzarella: easy homemade!

My maiden voyage into home cheese making: mozzarella. I started with a kit, for the pure ease of having all the necessary components delivered to my door: Amazon reviews to support, rennet, citric acid and cheese salt. The box itself even looks cheesy. (Sheesh punny but true, they could come up with a more chic […]

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Fig, Thyme and Goat Cheese Pecan Bites

This is a super easy appetizer recipe that can be modified to match the ingredients you have on hand. Below I included a table with substitutions, alternatives, modifications – you name it. The ideas of savory, sweet, crunch and herb can be repeated in many ways. I made these recently for a dinner party with […]

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Summer Pea Salad – Dress it up or dress it down

This is a family favorite and in its honor, my mom is the star chef (note her hand performing the tasks with surgical precision) and we are posting from her (guest) kitchen. The origins are unknown but the recipe is loved by many. There are some many variations, but today I share with you the […]

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Howdy Mister Crunchy/Bonjour Croque Monsieur!

Melty, brown cheesy goodness? Oui, s’il vous plait!!! I have been reading and enjoying my Clementine in the Kitchen cookbook. Another member of my vintage collection…. Inspired by the Clementine’s brief recipe and description of Croque Monsieur (roughly “Mister Crunchy”), my own taste memories from Café Presse (Seattle), a corner café in Paris, and some […]

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