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Tropical banana cinnamon rolls

I’ve been away from the blogging world for a while.  Life has been a little crazy lately.  I went part-time in October, starting working part-time at my gym in November, put in a ton of hours in November working (not … Continue reading

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Tomato and Olive Tart

First, a confession: these are perhaps the laziest food photos I’ve taken yet.  Why?  Because I’m busy…but mostly because tonight, I’m just downright lazy.  It’s snowy and cold, and I’d rather be sitting by the fire than staging food. I … Continue reading

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Marathon cupcake decorating–wetland style

My co-worker sent me an email a couple of weeks ago asking if I would help her decorate some cupcakes for an upcoming wetland meeting.  “Sure,” I said.  “I love decorating cupcakes!”  So I turned to the trusty Google and searched … Continue reading

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Tomato and arugula pesto focaccia

Yesterday at 4pm I had a panic attack–What was I going to make for dinner?!  Then I had an idea that I knew I could throw together quickly: focaccia.  I ran into the kitchen, pulled out my breadmaker, and threw … Continue reading

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Sweet potato bread ring with ricotta, blue cheese, and balsamic onions

A good bread is my weakness.  Stuffed bread is like kryptonite–this includes monkeybread, which isn’t technically stuffed, per se, but there is all sorts of buttery goodness tucked between the individual pieces of bread that are thrown into the bread … Continue reading

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Lemongrass Pork chops with Spaghetti Squash and Garlicky Greens

This is my new favorite way to eat spaghetti squash.  Hands down.  I modified this recipe from one I found in a friend’s magazine last summer while working at the CSA pick up.  I have made it twice now.  I have … Continue reading

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Inaugural Solar Oven Success!

I’ve been watching the weather forecast all week.  It was supposed to be sunny today—a great opportunity to try out my solar oven.  I busted ass at work this week so I could take the day off, stay home, and … Continue reading

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My new solar oven–one more small step towards a more sustainable lifestyle

One of my friends on Facebook posted a link to Solavore, a solar oven company out of St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.  I have been contemplating building my own solar oven for a few years now, but when I saw this … Continue reading

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Shikar Vindaloo–a (very) hot sweet and sour pork curry

Last week our local newspaper ran an article about local restaurants hiring chefs for one night a month to cook a special dinner when the restaurant usually isn’t open for business. In this case the restaurant’s normal hours of business … Continue reading

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It’s My 1 Year Blogiversary

Hard to believe that it was 1 year ago when I started this blog.  My original intent for this blog was to document the road to what I thought was to be my hysterectomy last year.  But it didn’t really turn into that … Continue reading

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