Tropical Fruit Gazpacho

Tropical Fruit Gazpacho - A refreshing Summer soup

Here, in the midst of Summer, we are finally back to regular posting. Quite honestly, we missed all of you, as well as the process of creating a post, birthing it and releasing it out into the world. Back in June, our initial plan was to take a couple of weeks off  from our recipe development projects, especially the creation of so many yeast-based recipes. Between finalizing recipes for our upcoming book and our participation in the wonderful TWD group, we felt a little overwhelmed.

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Mediterranean-style Rice Pasta

Mediterranean-style Rice Pasta

This is a simple and very easy to make vegetarian lunch, or dinner.  Especially, when you are in a hurry. It can be made in less than half an hour, and fits the bill for a quick bite of lunch,  during one of our very busy days here at home.  You could use any number of vegetables for this dish, so don’t let a lack of a particular vegetable stop you from making this dish. Continue reading

Autumn Pumpkin Stew with Caramelized Onions

Autumn Pumpkin Stew with Caramelized Onions

The days are getting cooler, in fact, it has been downright cold – with nightime temperatures hovering in the teens and low twenties. The beast, our fireplace, is being fed regularly. We can barely keep up with the demand for more wood. On our daily walks we are definitely reminded that Fall is here and Winter just around the corner. The smell of pinon wood smoke in the crisp Fall air beckons one to spend time indoors in front of a warming fire. Continue reading

Potato and Zucchini Pie

Don’t Judge each day by the harvest you reap,

but by the seeds you plant.

Robert Lewis Stevenson

Potato and Zucchini Pie

As we are rapidly moving towards the Summer season, vegetables of all sorts are making a welcome appearance in local farmers markets, freshly picked from the garden, washed and waiting to be made into tempting recipes. There really is nothing like fresh vegetables. During the Winter, when most fresh produce has to be trucked into grocery stores, unless you are one of the lucky few who happens to live in a perennially warm climate, we all think we remember what a truly fresh head of lettuce, a carrot, or a tomato tastes like. Then the seasons change, and warm Spring weather returns, along with seedlings growing in the garden, and weekend farmers’ markets, proving that whatever we thought about the taste of vegetables in the Winter was wrong. Continue reading