Category Archives: Kitchen tips

🥩 Linguine with meat sauce and salad. 9/19/19

In deference to my diet I made less pasta and filled half my bowl with salad. I made the spaghetti sauce in July and I do not know the exact amounts of the ingredients so I could not assign a … Continue reading

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🥬 Vegan vegetable soup in half an hour. 9/18/19

Tonight is supposed to be chickpea stew but I have vegetables calling to me, so, change in plans! Here is how to get homemade vegetable soup on the table fast. Cut up the onions first. Turn your pan on medium … Continue reading

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Less cooking. 8/16-17/19

I am running out of steam for doing actual cooking at the end of this week. Maybe it is the hot weather that has gotten to me. On Thursday we were supposed to have chicken on the grill but John … Continue reading

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Seared scallops. 8/9/19

Except maybe for the clean-up there is nothing faster, simpler, and more delicious than seared scallops. John and I have to time everything to be basically done before he puts the scallops on since they only take a couple of … Continue reading

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Green tomato sauce. 8/7/19

Our daughter is growing a type of tomato called Aunt Ruby’s German Green. Many of these tomatoes are real bruisers and weigh in around a pound each. The flesh is a bright green. We have a lot of them so … Continue reading

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Semi-fresh spaghetti sauce. 7/27/19

I used my last container of frozen spaghetti sauce for our dinner on Saturday night. Knowing that we would be facing a tomato glut by this point in the summer, I filled each container only half full so that my … Continue reading

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Caprese salad and more. 7/23/19

On Tuesday we used our bountiful tomatoes for Caprese salad. The salad is simply slices of tomato and mozzarella, a sprinkling of basil, and olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Oh, and don’t forget the salt! My salad looks like the … Continue reading

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