how to peel and seed tomatoes

how to peel and seed tomatoes

If you’ve ever read a recipe that asks for tomatoes, peeled and seeded, you may wonder just how to do that. Taking the skins off (and the seeds out) is great when you’re making tomato sauce or tomato soup. Also when you want to freeze or can a lot of...
chocolate raspberry yogurt pops

chocolate raspberry yogurt pops

I don’t want to wallow in sadness, but I just have to get something off my chest. Please feel free to skip to the Dannies recipe below. I won’t fault you. But I’m just going to lay it out there, and you can decide right now if you want to read on. We had to put...
green mountain smoothie

green mountain smoothie

I just got back from the King Arthur Flour Blog & Bake™ event in Norwich Vermont for three days and nights. It was so much fun, I am about to pop from so much learning. It was all about getting into the kitchen, having fun with other bloggers, and learning...
healthy maple tahini chicken and broccoli stir-fry

healthy maple tahini chicken and broccoli stir-fry

This family-friendly weeknight entree comes together in a snap. Just make sure to prep your chicken, broccoli, the maple tahini sauce and other stir-fry ingredients before you start cooking. It is naturally gluten-free if you use tamari soy sauce. Making Home-Made...
maple pickled onions

maple pickled onions

I used to hate what Vermonters call “Mud Season.” When I first moved to Vermont, I thought the March weather in Vermont was some sort of cruel trick. I couldn’t understand why it was such a terrible combination of mud, sticks and winter. Clueless, I even took my snow...
chicken stock

chicken stock

Here is the step by step process how to make the best chicken stock at home using chicken bones. All about fond, why you shouldn’t use veggie scraps and why you want to simmer gently. When I was getting ready to write this post, I decided to go through my...
sorrel pesto

sorrel pesto

Yesterday I had my first taste of sorrel. I don’t know why it took me so long to try it, but now I’m glad that I have. Encouraged by the friendly produce manager at my local health food store, I tore off a nibble and popped it in my mouth. I was so surprised by what...

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