August 2011

Millet salad with grilled eggplant, tomatoes, and kale

August 30, 2011
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I was doing some traveling last week – even got shaken up the D.C. earthquake from the vantage point of the third floor of an office building. But I escaped the east coast prior to Irene’s arrival, and this week I’m back in the kitchen, taking refuge from the summer heat (and the marsh fire [...]

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Baby lima beans with tomato and lemon

August 21, 2011
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Here’s the recipe for the baby lima beans that I teased about last week. I’ve made two batches of these in recent weeks – they are great to have around, as they keep for several days in the fridge. They are a versatile side dish, and I’ve even had them on their own for lunch [...]

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Wild mushroom ragout

August 17, 2011
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I was excited to have dinner guests the other night. I really want to be good at entertaining and have people over on a regular basis, though I haven’t gotten into the groove of it quite yet since my husband and I moved into our home at the end of last year. The last time [...]

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Three-bean corn casserole

August 10, 2011
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I’ve got several cookbooks I’m working my way through (Mediterranean Harvest, which I blogged about last week, is one of them). This week I’ve been digging around in Colleen Patrick-Goudreau’s Color Me Vegan. Not much of a baker, I tried my hand at Patrick-Goudreau’s raspberry lemon muffins (p. 41), with great success. Nice and light, [...]

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Eggplant, tomato, and chickpea casserole

August 3, 2011
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When I spotted Martha Rose Shulman’s Mediterranean Harvest cookbook while bookstore browsing one day, it was love at first sight. I had to have it. If I had to pick an overall style of cuisine that is my favorite, it would be Mediterranean (including Middle Eastern), hands down. Years ago I took a work trip [...]

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