GLUTEN-FREE TURKEY SANDWICH W/CRANBERRY SAUCE & HUMMUS

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True confession: I’m more interested in the sides during holiday meals than I am the turkey. Dressing (or stuffing as it’s called, depending on which side of the Mason-Dixon line you call home), potatoes, gravy, brussel sprouts, green bean casserole, cranberry salad, cornbread, parker house rolls, biscuits and pie. Kinda makes your mouth water just […]

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3-BEAN SLOW COOKER CHILI

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And here we are, Wednesday, the first Wednesday of November 2013 in fact. The fall-colored yellow, red and oranges leaves of our trees frame our windows with a canopy of brightness; they cling to gnarled branches before floating to the ground in wispy groupings before turning a caramel-colored brown and are mulched into the lawn […]

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A FINE, HAPPY DAY

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I have a ‘to-do’ list a mile long but here I sit in the semi-darkness as the sun begins to peek over the horizon; we’ve just returned from a week’s shoot in Italy with one day of semi-rest before we were staring down Monday morning. I’m grateful for the quietness in the house as it […]

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GLUTEN-FREE, LACTOSE-FREE, GRAIN-FREE SOUR CREAM PUMPKIN CAKELETTES

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This is a post I’ve wanted to write for a while now because almost two years ago, The Professor and I completed a mini-kitchen update and streamlined our pantry into one area. Before then, we had pantry items stored on shelves in our basement, on a shelf above the stairs leading to the basement, on […]

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GLUTEN-FREE TUSCAN BREAKFAST WRAP

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The alarm sounds off at 5:30am most mornings and by late September (that would be now), it’s still dark, the sun hidden – yet the moon begins to disappear. The Professor stirs first, removes his long body from the bed, hits the alarm and returns for a few minutes while I try to figure out […]

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GLUTEN-FREE, GRAIN-FREE APPLE CAKE

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Musical pairing – “Big Yellow Taxi” by Joni Mitchell And suddenly, it was September. The Professor and I are home this month and we’ve been taking advantage of ‘no travel’ by tidying up our abode – fresh paint on walls, dusting everything in the rooms from floor to ceiling and moving furniture around. I don’t know if […]

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GLUTEN-FREE THAI-STYLE COCONUT CHICKEN SOUP

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Let’s talk soup shall we? I am of the camp that soup is perfectly acceptable in any season but I also know that soup is one of those foods people think about as Mother Nature starts to chill things off and the leaves begin to fall.

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GLUTEN-FREE SOURDOUGH BAGUETTES

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I’ve been working with gluten-free sourdough since May and have had some success . . . with many failures; baking regular bread can be tricky on its own, gluten-free breads are even more difficult. And oh boy, do I wish I could say I’ve unlocked the secrets but I can’t. Here’s what I’ve learned so […]

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LORENZO’S LASAGNA

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Back in May, The Professor and I were invited to spend 12 days in the Tuscany region of Italy to shoot two hands-on Culinary Getaways for Jovial Foods; to say that it was an experience of a lifetime is an understatement. Gorgeous 18th Century Tuscan villa surrounded by majestic cypress trees, stone walls covered in […]

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PICKLED CARROTS AND JALAPENOS

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I’ve been on a pickling kick this summer and in fact, I’ve pickled more food this year than ever. It started with these preserved lemons and moved on to sweet pickles, sour pickles, blackberries and I even have a jar of brandied cherries tucked away; jams and jellies are also stacked in the pantry and […]

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KIMCHI DEVILED EGGS AND BIG SUMMER POTLUCK

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It’s been a wonderful summer, maybe the best one we’ve had yet, I’m not really sure; life is always full of adventure and good things with The Professor and I count myself very lucky to have him as my life partner. Our travel schedule has been jam-packed traversing to both coasts, to Italy and back […]

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