August 2011

homemade salted caramels

by amy 31 August 2011

well, i successfully made candy for the first time, + surprisingly, it wasn’t nearly as difficult as i anticipated. in fact, it was easy. who knew? i know that august isn’t exactly caramel season, but over the weekend, i made some delicious salted caramel buttercream for the Let’s Bring On Fall party (full recipe coming [...]

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help with menu ideas? Let’s Bring on Fall party!

by amy 26 August 2011

today’s history lesson: in many cultures, people performed ceremonial rain dances to try to bring rain to protect their crops. seeing as temperatures here are still in the 90s (+ will be as far as the 10-day forecast can see), we’re putting a new spin on the rain dance. no, we won’t be dancing for [...]

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pasta with fresh summer tomatoes, basil + parmesan

by amy 23 August 2011

meet my favorite go-to summer meal: pasta tossed with tomatoes + basil from our garden, olive oil, a little salt + pepper, + of course, some freshly grated parmesan cheese. my husband made this for me first last summer (yes, he can cook!) + i was hooked. the tomatoes are fresh + sweet, which is [...]

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bacon fried rice

by amy 18 August 2011

after making + writing about so many healthy tomato-related recipes lately, i was ready the other night for some serious meaty comfort food. i don’t know about you, but when i think meat + comfort food, the first thing that pops to mind is BACON! i had bookmarked a few bacon fried rice recipes + [...]

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tomato-jicama stacks with avocado-lime cream

by amy 16 August 2011

remember when i told you about the tomato art fest that took place this past weekend? while it was amazing, sadly, i did not win the tomato recipe contest. however, i’m confident that i won two things: 1. prettiest tomato recipe 2.¬†coolest tomato-ish dress. actually, make that three things, because i believe i also won [...]

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