Southwestern BLT Sandwich

(Or How to Make a Sandwich in Fourteen Steps!) I grew up eating tomato sandwiches with tomatoes still warm from the sun. There was nothing like picking a completely ripe tomato and immediately eating it in a sandwich. There is something magical about a sweet and acidic tomato with salt on bread with mayo. When […]

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Lavender Italian Soda

Since I made lavender syrup a few days ago, I have been using it. I poured it over blueberries instead of sprinkling them with sugar. The flora note of the lavender was lovely with the blueberries. Bruce makes 5 gallons of seltzer water at a time and keeps it in his kegerator. While we mostly […]

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Grill Blistered Green Beans Topped with Garlic, Red Pepper Flakes, and Capers

Hienie’s Market had fresh green beans and I bought a pound. I was considering how to cook them without heating up the house, when I ran across a recipe from Bon Appetit https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/blistered-green-beans-with-garlic. It sounded delicious, but I didn’t want to cook it on the stove, so I took it to the grill. Bruce and […]

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No Sugar Banana “Ice Cream”

I was wondering what to do with a couple of overripe bananas and didn’t feel like heating up the house to make banana bread. I found the inspiration for this recipe in the “Cuisinart Recipe Booklet”. Bruce loves cow dairy cheese and milk, but they don’t love him. I thought it would be worth it […]

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