Grilled Portobello and Red Quinoa Vegetable Salad

There’s been a couple of oh-so-tiny desserts recently and one soup but we’re still on our 2017 Challenge of Rice Bowls and Salads. Here’s the latest recipe to hit our table as we strive for health and weight loss. . . . → Read More: Grilled Portobello and Red Quinoa Vegetable Salad

Breakfast Cookies

Need another zucchini recipe? Here you go! . . . → Read More: Breakfast Cookies

Italian Sausage-Zucchini Soup for #SoupSwapParty

I am sharing a recipe for “Italian Sausage-Zucchini Soup” as I join bloggers from across the country in BookClubCookbook.com’s Soup Swap, to celebrate the launch of Soup Swap: Comforting Recipes to Make and Share (Chronicle, 9/16) by Kathy Gunst, Resident Chef for NPR’s “Here and Now.” . . . → Read More: Italian Sausage-Zucchini Soup for #SoupSwapParty

Zucchini Bread

Is it just me, or does “zucchini” always look misspelled?

I’m just sayin’.

I started growing Astia Zucchini last summer after hearing about it on NPR.    Renee’s Garden was  being featured and this was a new seed variety for the company.     I ordered it primarily because it was good for containers.   . . . → Read More: Zucchini Bread

Frittata of Zucchini

We read MFK Fisher’s How to Cook a Wolf for this round of Cook the Books. Keep reading for an easy way to use up the surplus of zucchini I hope you are getting from your garden. . . . → Read More: Frittata of Zucchini

Morroccan Tagine with Roasted Eggplant and Zucchini

A warming recipe for a winter’s day AND November’s Secret Recipe Club post. . . . → Read More: Morroccan Tagine with Roasted Eggplant and Zucchini

Big Night—April’s Food n’ Flix pick

Seriously, I have never even heard of this movie. Where have I been? It is on the “must see” list for any foodie! Here is a risotto recipe in honor of “Big Night.” . . . → Read More: Big Night—April’s Food n’ Flix pick

CTB post for Molly Wizenberg’s A Homeade Life (or I thought making marshmallows would be easy!)

I made Molly’s “Zucchini Noodles with Pesto” for Cook the Books Club. . . . → Read More: CTB post for Molly Wizenberg’s A Homeade Life (or I thought making marshmallows would be easy!)

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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