Category Archives: Vegetarian

Figgy Stardust! Vegetarian Fig Ideas! (NO spiders from Mars…)

(Okay, how many of you got the David Bowie reference??) I love figs.  I love fresh figs; the dehydrated variety leaves me cold, alas.  I think this is because I am SO not a sweet-tooth, that the dehydrated figs just … Continue reading

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Root Greens – in the Skillet

Yes, root greens — you go to the farmer’s market, and you see these lovely beets, or turnips, or radishes, with their greens still attached.  Sometimes they look pathetic (the greens) or sometimes they look sharp and radiantly green.  And … Continue reading

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Korean Gaji-Namul (Eggplant)

One of my favorite veggies (technically, it’s a fruit) is the eggplant, especially the low-muss, low-fuss Asian variety where the skin is thin and very edible.  Known as the aubergine if you speak the Queen’s English, this plant is in … Continue reading

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Spinach and Goat Cheese – a “Makeover”

I’m calling this one a makeover although the original my family grew up with, and loved, remains serviceable. The original recipe involved three packs of frozen spinach for the whole family, and a packet of Philadelphia brand cream cheese (other than home-made, … Continue reading

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A Dijon Viniagrette Salad Dressing

This recipe is simple: Juice of 1/2 lemon Add rice vinegar to make 50 mL / 1.7 fluid ounces total volume atop the lemon juice (I used one of those Ball half-pint canning jars, and just added everything directly to that. … Continue reading

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Rare Fruits

On a whim last time in my grocery, I nailed three fruits I’d never tried before.  They are all obscure in North America, and so hence are not local, but I figure I’d give them a try. They are:  Dragonfruit, … Continue reading

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Pears and Gouda Two Ways

Pears and Gouda Two Ways Pears and plums are my two favorite non-berry fruits.   (A case can also be made for avocado, but that’s a fruit in its own category.)  At any rate, after the complexities in the last … Continue reading

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