september 28, 2015

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Blood Moon the night before, ruffly clouds appear to be blown across the crystal blue skies this morning; hundreds of starlings cover graveyard tombstones as they gather to migrate towards warmer climates. Cold weather is coming – that is a given in this part of the country – but today the humidity is high and […]

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GLUTEN-FREE PEACH SCONES

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It’s been a great summer here at the Smith Bites Homestead; it is the first summer where The Professor didn’t teach during the break and we’ve had more than eight weeks to dig in our garden, work on our home and just simple be – sleep late, stay up late, read books, have friends over, […]

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PUMPKIN DIP

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It is not lost on me that while I’m still enjoying the last dog days of summer – hello high humidity and 90-degree temperatures – I’m here with a recipe for pumpkin dip. And it’s the last day of August. And we haven’t even seen September, apples or pears. And I rather enjoy taking one […]

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BURGER WITH GARLIC AIOLI AND SWEET POTATO CURLIES

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The days get shorter, the sun sets a little earlier, the temps are slowly creeping into sweater or jacket weather, our garden is nearly spent and over the past couple of weeks, I’ve seen some pretty cute back-to-school photos in my social media feeds. But there’s one more final end-of-summer get-together before the onslaught of […]

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GLUTEN-FREE LATE SUMMER PEACH PIE WITH ALMOND STREUSEL

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It was nearly 20 years ago when I packed up my house in the Pacific Northwest and moved to the Midwest; I didn’t know anyone here other than a few young adults from my church who were attending the same college I was going to attend. August was also the first time I’d ever heard […]

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GLUTEN-FREE FRIED GREEN TOMATOES WITH FARMER’S RANCH DIP

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The cicada’s are back, the weather is typical for this time of year: hot and humid and The Professor and I have enjoyed quite a bit of time outdoors in our garden. We have already planted second crops of some veggies and we had a successful first harvest of honey from our bee hives – which […]

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GLUTEN-FREE PEACH DUTCH BABY

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The Professor and I have been spending our summer working outdoors, digging in our garden beds and fighting off the critters for our share of the vegetables; so far it’s been critters who have reigned supreme but we’re replanting and hope we get to enjoy more than a handful of this year’s veggies. Such is […]

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GLUTEN-FREE BACON, LETTUCE, AVOCADO & TOMATO WRAP AKA ‘THE BLAT’

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Even though it’s been continuous rain with brief moments of sunshine, our summer temperatures have still been quite hot – mid to upper 80s with humidity above 60 percent. And that means it feels more like 100 degrees . . . and while it’s great for my garden, this kind of weather isn’t great for […]

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GLUTEN-FREE SOUR CHERRY DOUGHNUTS WITH CHERRY-VANILLA GLAZE

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How’s your summer so far? While the calendar says that summer has indeed begun, our weather has not quite cooperated – the rain has been relentless with flooding and I swear the kamakaze mosquitos fly in formation with me as their number one target – oof!

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HUMMUS FRY SAUCE

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Well hello there! The Professor and I have been traveling these past six weeks on a summer abroad session with 14 college students to Italy; it was exciting, it was fun, it was a learning experience and if I’m being honest, it was, at times, bone-tired exhausting. But we’re back and good Lord, July 4th […]

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GLUTEN-FREE THAI-STYLE NOODLE SALAD

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This Thursday, May 21st, is National Hummus Day and as a Sabra Tastemaker, you knew I’d be writing about hummus this week, right?? I think I’ve mentioned before, I avoided hummus for years because I had convinced myself I wouldn’t like it – made from strange things (to me) like chickpeas and tahini made me super […]

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